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Jobless claims average rises, total claims up 31,000

February 26, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week rose by 11,500 to a total of 294,500 from the previous week’s downwardly revised average of 283,000, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving av...


Rising to the challenge of data privacy and compliance — Staffing Stream

February 26, 2015

The Edward Snowden controversy (and multiple data breaches of large stores) in the US have highlighted that while you may believe private information is stored securely, there is still the possibility of it being accessed without knowledge or permission, writes Simon Fahie in The Staffing Stream....


AtWork sales revenue up 25% in 2014

February 25, 2015

AtWork Group reported sales revenue rose 25.2% year over year in 2014 to $164 million. The national staffing franchise added 15 new franchise locations during the year.“We are currently showing a trended run rate of 35-plus percent YoY over 2014, so things are looking extremely positive for us in...


Staffing provider Corporate Resource Services to be delisted

February 25, 2015

Corporate Resource Services Inc. (NASD: CRRS), up for possible sale under a deal with its funder, reported it does not plan to appeal a move by the Nasdaq to delist the company, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.The New York-based staffing provider reported a Fe...


OSHA cites staffing buyer for 14 serious violations, staffing firm for three

February 25, 2015

A staffing buyer and staffing firm were cited for violations at a New Jersey facility, the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced. The agency has an ongoing focus on temporary workers and safety.In Tuesday’s announcement, OSHA reported Bentley Laboratorie...


Spouses of some H-1B visa holders to be allowed to get jobs in US

February 25, 2015

A final rule that will allow some spouses of H-1B visas holders seeking a green card to also hold jobs in the US was announced on Tuesday by the Obama Administration and US Citizenship and Immigration Services.“Allowing the spouses of these visa holders to legally work in the United States makes...


Talent shortage is top hiring challenge, survey says

February 25, 2015

The talent shortage is now the top hiring challenge, according to the Glassdoor Recruiting Outlook Survey. Nearly half, 48%, of hiring decision-makers don’t see enough qualified candidates for open positions and a quarter, 26%, see the situation getting harder in the next 12 months as the US econ...


Higher ed job growth essentially flat, report says

February 25, 2015

The number of jobs in higher education was essentially flat in the fourth quarter, marking almost two years that employment in higher education has been stable, according to the higher education employment report from job search site HigherEdJobs. The number of jobs in higher education edged down...


Private equity firm acquires majority stake in ICon

February 24, 2015

San Francisco-based private equity firm Serent Capital acquired a majority stake in ICon Professional Services, a Foster City, Calif.-based provider of independent contractor compliance and payrolling services. The transaction occurred early February; terms were not disclosed.Icon Founder and CEO...


CTG revenue falls 4%; spending on EHR implementations declines

February 24, 2015

CTG (NASD: CTG), a Buffalo, N.Y.-based information technology services company, reported fourth-quarter revenue fell 4.4% year over year to $98.3 million. The company reported spending has declined on implementations of electronic health records (EHR); healthcare represented 26% of the company’s...