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More retailers announce temporary holiday hiring

September 24, 2014

Walmart plans to hire 60,000 seasonal associates, nearly 10 percent more than last year. Meanwhile, Toys‘R’Us plans to hire 45,000 seasonal employees this holiday season at its stores and distribution centers nationwide.Kohl’s Department Stores today announced it anticipates hiring more than 67,0...


Web: What it’s like to work as a Google contractor

September 24, 2014

A former staffing services contractor at Google writes about his experience in a Forbes story. To read the article, click here.


Paychex reports growth in PEO workers, clients and health boost

September 24, 2014

Paychex Inc. (NASD: PAYX) reported growth in PEO and ASO worksite employees and clients and reported a new minimum premium plan healthcare option for PEO clients helped boost revenue in its fiscal first quarter ended Aug. 31.“The increase from the new PEO health care offering represents approxima...


Court rejects attorney’s overtime demand against buyer, staffing firm

September 24, 2014

A class action lawsuit for overtime pay brought by an attorney working through a staffing firm on a document review project was dismissed last week by a federal judge in New York, according to court records.David Lola worked on the project for 15 weeks starting in April 2012. He claimed to l...


Dependability top soft skill, Canadian survey finds

September 24, 2014

Dependability/reliability is the most important soft skill job applicants should have, according to Canadian survey results from Express Employment Professionals.“It’s easy to think that all that matters in a job interview is what's on your résumé, but the truth is employers are equally, if not,...


Adecco, Randstad, ManpowerGroup top list of largest global staffing firms

September 23, 2014

Adecco retains its position as the world’s largest staffing firm, followed by Randstad and then ManpowerGroup, the same order as last year, according to the newly released list of largest global staffing firms by Staffing Industry Analysts. The top three firms have a 16 percent market share, down...


ASA staffing index up over year

September 23, 2014

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the U.S. staffing industry rose 3.25 percent for the week of September 8 to September 14 compared with the same week last year. The index value rose to 102.84, the highest index value for the year.


Google tops list of college students’ most-desirable employers

September 23, 2014

Undergraduate students in business and engineering listed their most-desirable employers in a new survey released by Universum, a global employer brand research firm. Top firms included Google and Microsoft.When asked about their employment preferences, “a creative and dynamic work environment” r...


Mexico indexes indicate economy to improve, but no increase in pace

September 23, 2014

Recent gains in both the leading economic index and the coincident economic index in Mexico suggest economic activity should continue to expand but the pace is unlikely to accelerate further in the near term, according to The Conference Board.The organization reported its leading economic index f...


More than half of recruitment involves Internet, study finds

September 23, 2014

Social media plays a crucial role in the process of sourcing and recruiting, according to Adecco Group’s new report, “#SocialRecruiting – Job Search, Digital Reputation and HR Practices in the Social Media Age.”The study found that in 2013, 53 percent all recruitment activity involved the Interne...