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Staffing 360 names former Command Center, Select exec as CFO

March 28, 2014

Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: STAF) appointed Jeff Mitchell as CFO. Mitchell previously served as CFO of AWG International Water Corp. (OTCBB: AWGI) from 2012 to 2014, and Command Center Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI) from 2010 to 2012.Mitchell also served as the CFO of Select Staffing from 2005 to 201...


Rhode Island posts highest jobless rate in February

March 28, 2014

Rhode Island posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in February at 9.0 percent, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Illinois and Nevada followed at 8.7 percent and 8.5 percent respectively.North Dakota again posted the lowest unemployment rate i...


Finance and insurance is Canada’s top sector for IT hiring

March 28, 2014

The finance and insurance sector added the most IT workers in Canada since 2010, according to a list of industries leading IT job creation compiled by CareerBuilder Canada and Economic Modeling Specialists International. Finance and insurance establishments added the most jobs with 8,250, an incr...


Staffing providers earn spots on list of ethical companies

March 28, 2014

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), Paychex Inc. (NASD: PAYX) and Accenture Plc (NYSE: ACN) were named to the Ethisphere Institute's 2014 world's most ethical companies list. All three were listed in the business services category.This marks the sixth time Paychex has landed on the list and the fourth con...


People: Eliassen, Labor Smart, Boyden and more

March 28, 2014

Here are recent promotions, new hires and other personnel announcements made by staffing firms. Today’s listings include announcements from Eliassen, Labor Smart, Boyden, Tatum, The Caldwell Partners, Accelent and Atwork Group.Eliassen Group, a Wakefield, Mass.-based information technology staffi...


Web: Ottawa eyes heavy fines in foreign worker program

March 28, 2014

The Canadian government is eyeing legislation to allow it to impose heavy penalties on firms that abuse the temporary foreign worker program, the Winnipeg Free Press reports. To read the article, click here.


Paychex HR revenue rises 12%

March 27, 2014

Paychex Inc. (NASD: PAYX), a payroll processing provider and professional employer organization, reported revenue in its human resources services division rose 12 percent on a year-over-year basis to $212.1 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Feb. 28. The division includes professional empl...


GDP estimate for Q4 revised up

March 27, 2014

U.S. real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the third estimate released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The third estimate is up from the previously released advance estimate of 2.4 percent.Real GDP rose by...


HR specialists top job for temp growth, research says

March 27, 2014

Human resource specialists are expected to see the greatest percentage increase for temporary job growth at 4 percent, according to a list of the fastest-growing occupations and metros for temporary employment in 2014 compiled bt CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. The rese...


New leader for S.C. medical staffing company

March 27, 2014

Continuum Medical Staffing, a division of Continuum Group since 2000, is now operating independently under new president and CEO John Johnson. Johnson acquired the division from Continuum Group last year, according to Continuum Medical Staffing Executive Vice President John Riener. Terms of the t...