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Private equity acquires third-largest PEO

November 20, 2014

Oasis Outsourcing, the third-largest PEO in the US, is being acquired by private equity firm Stone Point Capital and management. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of this year; terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.Oasis is based in West Palm Beach, Fla., and had been a portfo...


University hires ManpowerGroup unit to offer for-credit course, help grad students

November 20, 2014

ManpowerGroup Inc.’s (NYSE: MAN) Right Management outplacement division will provide career management and coaching to graduate students and alumni of Webster University’s George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology. The program will include a required course for grad students calle...


US leading index points to growth through holidays

November 20, 2014

The US leading economic index rose in October, The Conference Board reported today. The index rose 0.9 percent in October to a reading of 105.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent increase in September, and no change in August.“The upward trend in the LEI points to continued economic growth thr...


Lessons from 22 years in staffing — Staffing Stream

November 20, 2014

Bert Morano, founder and president of Solving IT, reflects upon his 22 years in the industry and provides tips for newer firms in The Staffing Stream. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog where issues, trends and views from all corners of the staffing industry are discussed....


Jobless claims average rises by 1,750

November 20, 2014

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week rose by 1,750 to a total of 287,500 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average of 285,750, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving...


Pluralsight acquires skills testing company

November 19, 2014

Pluralsight, a provider of online training for technology professionals, acquired Boston-based Smarterer, a skills assessment company and provider of crowdsourced tests, for $75 million. Smarterer’s clients include talent platforms like Care.com and Elance-oDesk, as well as Fortune 500 companies...


Elance-oDesk names enterprise exec

November 19, 2014

Online staffing firm Elance-oDesk announced today Daphne Li joined the company as senior VP of enterprise, effective immediately. Li will be responsible for Elance-oDesk’s private talent cloud offering, a platform for managing freelance workforces.Prior to joining Elance-oDesk, Li led the develop...


Employee Solutions acquires Oklahoma staffing firm

November 19, 2014

Employee Solutions, a Plano, Texas-based light industrial staffing company, acquired Bridge Employment Services, which targets industrial recruiting in the Tulsa, Okla., metropolitan area. It is the third office in Oklahoma for Employee Solutions.Employee Solutions named Judi Moore as operations...


New jobs emerge as healthcare industry transforms, survey finds

November 19, 2014

New clinical and leadership jobs that didn’t exist a decade ago are emerging from the transformation of the US healthcare system, according to a survey of 323 clinical and HR leaders from US healthcare organizations released by AMN Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: AHS).New clinical roles being seen are car...


EEOC issues performance report

November 19, 2014

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission faced challenges from lingering effects of sequestration and the government shutdown, according to its performance report for fiscal year 2014, which ended Sept. 30.“Despite these hurdles, the employees of the EEOC remain committed to meeting the nee...