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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...


Randstad lists hot jobs for 2015

January 26, 2015

Demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics talent will continue to rise this year, according to research by Randstad on the most in-demand jobs for 2015.“The conversation around attracting top talent to STEM fields became increasingly louder last year,” said Jim Link, chief HR of...


CTPartners announces public offering of common stock

January 26, 2015

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (NYSE MKT: CTP) commenced a registered underwritten public offering of up to approximately $12.5 million of shares of common stock. The company intends to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to a number of additional shares equal to 15% of the aggregat...


NABE survey: Hiring optimism rises

January 26, 2015

The National Association for Business Economics’ January 2015 business conditions survey found stronger hiring expectations for the first quarter than for the final quarter of 2014. The overall net rising index for employment was 29, up from 25 in October.“Business conditions continued to improve...


Small businesses to keep hiring momentum in 2015, survey finds

January 26, 2015

Small businesses are pushing forward with the momentum they gathered at the end of 2014 and starting the New Year with gains in hiring and the average paycheck, according to the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard survey for January.Hiring and average paychecks rose 1.0% in January from December...


Potential potholes of indemnity agreements — Staffing Stream

January 26, 2015

Contracts in the staffing industry often indemnify staffing buyers for occurrences the staffing supplier has little or no ability to control, writes Eric Rumbaugh in The Staffing Stream. Rumbaugh, a partner with the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, discusses potential situations that...


Staffing research analyst sought

January 26, 2015

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