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Legal staffing firm founder dies

January 28, 2015

A founder and name partner of legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa, Martha Fay “Marty” Africa, died Jan. 22 after a protracted battle with cancer. Africa served as an active member of the firm, the ninth-largest US legal staffing firm, until shortly before her death. The firm is part of...


Survey finds 32% to hire commercial, light industrial in Q1

January 28, 2015

The commercial and light industrial sector will see the most hiring in the first quarter, according to Express Employment Professionals’ hiring trends survey released today. However, the survey also found 32% of respondents don’t plan to hire.“It’s an important reminder that many businesses still...


CDI Corp. names new CFO

January 27, 2015

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) announced Michael Castleman will take over as CFO following the filing of the company’s SEC Form 10-K earnings report for 2014 in early March. He assumed day-to-day responsibilities for financial operations and management and will continue to lead corporate development...


ASA staffing index remains strong

January 27, 2015

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the US staffing industry rose 5.41% for the week of Jan. 12 to Jan. 18 compared with the same week last year. The index value rose to 96.18, a record high for week three.


Recruit launches $20 million fund targeting HR tech industry

January 27, 2015

Recruit Holdings Co., the world’s fifth-largest staffing firm and the largest staffing firm in Japan, launched the HR Technology Fund, a strategic corporate venture fund that will invest in human resource companies. The fund has an initial capitalization of approximately $20 million and will inve...


Consumer confidence highest since August 2007

January 27, 2015

The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index for the US, which increased in December, rose sharply in January to a reading of 102.9 (1985=100) from 93.1 in the previous month.“Consumer confidence rose sharply in January, and is now at its highest level since August 2007 (Index, 105.6),” said...


Fish oil plant, staffing firm and others cited in temp’s death

January 27, 2015

OSHA cited a fish oil plant, a metal fabricator, a staffing firm and a maintenance company for a July explosion that killed a temporary worker and critically injured another.The temporary workers were hired to cut and weld pipes at the Omega Protein plant in Moss Point, Miss. However, the US Occu...


Mississippi posts highest state jobless rate in December

January 27, 2015

Mississippi posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in December at 7.2%, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. California and Georgia followed, at 7.0% and 6.9% respectively.The District of Columbia had a rate of 7.3%.North Dakota again posted the lo...


TaskRabbit founder on ‘Uber economy’ — staffing quote of the week

January 27, 2015

“In the last 12 to 18 months, I believe there has been a slippery slope of new companies that have formed in the name of on-demand services ... that maybe aren’t having as much of a focus as they should on the worker,” The Huffington Post quoted TaskRabbit founder and CEO Leah Busque as saying at...


Mitchell Martin acquires Philadelphia-based healthcare staffing firm

January 26, 2015

Mitchell Martin Inc. acquired the operating assets of Therapists on Demand Inc., a healthcare staffing firm based in Philadelphia. The acquisition extends Mitchell Martin’s healthcare footprint beyond its current service territory in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.The transaction closed Jan...