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Eight in 10 mid-size Canadian firms say they’re hiring

October 20, 2014

Mid-sized Canadian companies are looking to hire, according to the inaugural American Express multinational survey of mid-sized companies. More than eight in 10 Canadian mid-sized companies surveyed, 81 percent, plan to make an investment in human capital and hire staff over the next six months....


Mexican economy to expand at consistent pace

October 20, 2014

The leading economic index and the coincident economic index for Mexico suggest economic activity should continue to expand through the rest of the year, but an acceleration is unlikely, according to The Conference Board.The organization reported its leading economic index for Mexico fell slightl...


Applaud the Staffing 100 honorees — Blog

October 20, 2014

The US temp penetration rate — the percent of the workforce that is temporary and engaged through staffing firms— has set new highs each month since February 2014. Global Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram discusses the roles many of the Staffing 100 have played in the trend in a post in The Cont...


Feds to close loophole that permits health plans without hospital coverage — Web

October 17, 2014

The Washington Post reports Treasury Department officials are preparing to reverse course on an official calculator that permits health plans without hospital coverage to qualify as “minimum value plans” under the Affordable Care Act. Such plans were being offered as a way of meeting minimum valu...


Operator of day labor firms pleads guilty, faces prison

October 17, 2014

The operator of five employee leasing companies which supplied day laborers to several businesses in the Harrisburg, Penn., area pleaded guilty to tax evasion, the US Attorney’s Office announced.Vanny Son, 33, of Harrisburg, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the IRS of approximately $1 mill...


Report cites wage disparities between genders

October 17, 2014

Men earn 29 percent more than their female colleagues in the US, according to the Monster Wage Index Report released by Monster Worldwide. Wages for male supervisors were 42 percent higher than females, although the percentage of respondents who claimed to work in supervisory positions favored ma...


Amazon to hire 80,000 US seasonal workers, others announce plans

October 17, 2014

Amazon.com Inc. (NSDQ: AMZN) will add 80,000 seasonal positions across its US network of fulfillment and sortation centers this holiday season in order to meet an increase in customer demand, the company announced. Amazon now has more than 50 fulfillment centers in the US and will have more than...


People: Swift, Pridestaff, Continuum, livingHR, Right Executive Search

October 17, 2014

Swift Worldwide Resources, a recruiter serving the oil and gas industry, announced Katja Lenihan will head its new an office in Terrace, British Columbia as regional manager. Lenihan previously was account development manager in Swift’s office in Perth, Australia.Mike McGraw is the owner/strategi...


New England PEO names co-presidents

October 16, 2014

Genesis HR Solutions, a New England-based PEO, named Patty Hilger and Diane Stevenson as co-presidents, effective immediately. Founder Robert Burbidge remains CEO and will focus on the strategic direction of the company.Stevenson has been CFO at Genesis for more than 20 years. She served on the a...


Staffing services increase, workers harder to find — Beige Book

October 16, 2014

Staffing services increased in many reporting Federal Reserve districts, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday. However, most districts had some employers reporting difficulty finding qualified workers for certain positions.Staffing services increased in New York...