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People: David Aplin, Austin Fraser, Odgers, Boyden

March 6, 2015

Alberta-based David Aplin Group appointed Jason (Jay) Edwards as VP of its Calgary operations, a new position within the company, effective March 1. Edwards previously was VP business development and director of sales in the transportation and fleet management industries.Austin Fraser, a UK-...


Cross Country revenue up 8% on pro forma basis in Q4, net loss lower

March 5, 2015

Fourth-quarter revenue at Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN), the fourth-largest US healthcare staffing firm rose 8.4% year over year on a pro forma basis, which includes results from recently acquired firms as if they had been in place during the previous year’s quarter. Cross Country ac...


RCM revenue rises 8%

March 5, 2015

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD GM: RCMT) — a provider of engineering, IT and healthcare staffing — reported revenue rose 7.5% in the fourth quarter to $49.3 million.The Pennsauken, N.J.-based firm reported net income of $1.7 million compared to a net loss of $1.6 million in the same quarter of last...


Staffing 360 sells back cybersecurity staffing firm for $1

March 5, 2015

Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: STAF) sold its Cyber 360 Inc. subsidiary to various original owners of Cyber 360 Inc.’s business, which was formerly known as The Revolution Group. Cyber 360 provides staffing for the cybersecurity industry.The buyers purchased the entity for a nominal purchase...


CTPartners adopts stockholder rights plan

March 5, 2015

CTPartners Executive Search Inc.’s (NYSE MKT: CTP) adopted a stockholder rights agreement to guard against undesired acquisition techniques and encourage potential bidders to negotiate with the board of directors.The rights plan take effect if a person or group acquires 15% or more of CTPartners’...


Temp employment to rise by 13% over next five years, study says

March 5, 2015

Temporary employment is expected to grow by 3%, or 75,384 jobs, from 2014 to 2015, according to a study released today CareerBuilder. And from 2014 to 2019, it is expected to increase 13%, or 354,877 jobs.“Temporary employment will continue on an upward trajectory as companies look for ways to qu...


Hiring expectations, recruiting difficulty rise, SHRM says

March 5, 2015

Hiring expectations in US manufacturing rose for the 12th straight month in March when compared with the same month in the previous year, according to the leading indicators of a national employment report released today by the Society for Human Resource Management. Service-sector hiring expectat...


Beige Book reports broad-based hiring, varied outlook for staffing firms

March 5, 2015

Payrolls remained stable or expanded across the districts during the period of early January through mid-February, and employment gains were noted in a broad range of sectors, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday. Wage pressures remained moderate and were limite...


Jobless claims average rises, total claims at nine-month high

March 5, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week rose by 10,250 to a total of 304,750 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 294,500, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving average dec...


CDI revenue falls 4% in Q4, posts net loss

March 4, 2015

Fourth-quarter revenue fell 3.8% at CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) to $266.7 million. And the Philadelphia-based staffing provider announced a net loss of $8.9 million in the fourth quarter compared to net income of $2.3 million in the year-ago quarter.CDI reported $14.7 million in impairment charges in t...