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US jobless claims average down 1,250

August 28, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week fell by 1,250 to a total of 299,750 from the previous week’s upwardly revised figure of 301,000, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.The four-week moving av...


Stiff competition for creative jobs, survey finds

August 28, 2014

Advertising and marketing executives receive 23 resumes, on average, for every open creative position, according to a new survey from The Creative Group, a marketing/creative staffing division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). And they meet with an average of six applicants before fi...


Strong leaders are essential, but what do they look like? — Staffing Stream

August 28, 2014

Traci Fiatte, group president of Randstad Staffing, discusses five traits to look for when seeking potential leaders 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. Our ecosy...


CDI subsidiary names new president

August 27, 2014

MRINetwork, a subsidiary of CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI), appointed John McDonald as president.McDonald previously served as president and chief operating officer of Service Brands International, a franchise system with a portfolio of home services brands including Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman and ProTect P...


Alberta area tops list of Canada’s hottest job markets

August 27, 2014

Wood Buffalo, Alberta, home to Fort McMurray, is Canada’s hottest job market, according Express Employment Professionals’ list of the top 50 hot job markets in Canada released today. Grande Prairie, Alberta, and Regina, Saskatchewan, followed.St. John’s, Newfoundland, ranked as the fourth best jo...


TeamHealth president adds CEO role

August 27, 2014

TeamHealth Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH), the seventh-largest U.S. healthcare staffing provider, appointed Michael Snow as CEO effective Sept. 1. TeamHealth had named Snow president in April 2013. Snow takes over the CEO role from Greg Roth, who earlier announced plans to retire. Snow had also taken...


DLC acquires finance/accounting staffing firm

August 27, 2014

Los Angeles-based DLC Inc. acquired Beacon Resources LLC, a finance and accounting staffing and executive search firm. Beacon, founded in 2010, is headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif. The transaction closed last week; terms were not disclosed.Both firms will retain their individual brand identi...


81% of IT pros open to new job opportunities, survey says

August 27, 2014

North American IT professionals are open to new job opportunities, even when they are not actively looking and are happily employed, according to a TEKsystems study released today on new and emerging hiring trends affecting the IT industry. They continue receiving job solicitations.The surve...


Motor City area posts highest jobless rate in July

August 27, 2014

The Detroit metropolitan area posted the highest jobless rate among large metropolitan areas in July at 9.8 percent, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lowest jobless rate among large metropolitan areas in July was found in Minneapolis-St. Paul at 4.2 per...


You heard it here first; how the CW role was won — Blog

August 27, 2014

Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram traces the evolution of the role of the contingent workforce manager — which Staffing Industry Analysts identified more than a decade ago — in a new post in The Contingent Blog. For the full post, click here.