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Job board says healthcare postings up 65%

November 26, 2014

Healthcare job postings on the HEALTHeCAREERS Network increased 65 percent year over year with strong growth among therapy, radiologic technologist/medical imaging and nursing roles, according to the online job board’s Q3 healthcare jobs snapshot.Nursing positions accounted for the greatest perce...


Jobless claims average rises; total claims at three-month high

November 26, 2014

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week rose by 6,250 to a total of 294,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average of 287,750, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving avera...


Higher education jobs edge up in Q3

November 26, 2014

The number of jobs in higher education edged up in the third quarter, reversing a downward trend that lasted four consecutive quarters, according to the higher education employment report from job search site HigherEdJobs. The number of jobs in higher education rose 0.2 percent compared to the sa...


People: WilsonHCG, Slayton, Korn Ferry, Windsor, Pridestaff

November 26, 2014

RPO provider WilsonHCG announced Prashanie Dharmadasa joined its executive leadership team as EMEA client engagement lead, a new position within the company. Dharmadasa previously was head of client and market engagement, EMEA and APAC, for a global RPO organization.Slayton Search Partners, a Chi...


Recruit is one of largest staffing firms, but what’s next post-IPO? — Web

November 26, 2014

Tsunemi Yohei reports on Nippon.com that Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd.’s initial public offering in October got off to a strong start. But what’s next for the staffing and publishing giant, and what about its past?Recruit has staffing operations in Japan, the US and Europe. It ranks No. 11 on the lis...


Best Staffing Firms to Work For; next Daily News

November 26, 2014

The deadline for staffing companies to nominate themselves to take part in the annual Best Staffing Firms to Work For program is Friday. For more information, click here.Also, the North American edition of the Staffing Industry Daily News will not publish on Thursday and Friday because of the Tha...


US immigration plan likely won’t up staffing H-1B availability, challenges foreseen

November 25, 2014

President Obama’s immigration reforms announced last week likely won’t increase the availability of H-1B visas used by some staffing firms for highly skilled temporary foreign workers such as IT professionals. The president’s announcement did not include plans to raise the 85,000-person annual ca...


Feds take another step to close ACA loophole — Web

November 25, 2014

Kaiser Health News reports the Obama administration took another step last Friday to prevent employers from offering health plans without hospitalization benefits to avoid penalties under the Affordable Care Act. To read the story, click here.


US raises GDP estimate for Q3, but consumer confidence slips

November 25, 2014

US real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 3.9 percent in the third quarter, according to the second estimate released today by the US Department of Commerce. The growth rate is up from a previous estimate of 3.5 percent. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 4.6 percent. B...


Elance-oDesk gets $30 million in new funding

November 25, 2014

Online staffing firm Elance-oDesk announced a $30 million over-subscribed round of funding led by venture capital firm Benchmark Capital, with participation from additional existing major shareholders including T. Rowe Price, FirstMark, Sigma West, NEA and the Stripes Group.“We first invested in...