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US job openings hit record high in April but hiring edges down

June 9, 2015

The number of US job openings in April rose 5.2% from March to almost 5.4 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. April had the highest level of job openings since the series began in December 2000.Job openings increased in healthcare...


ManpowerGroup Survey: US Q3 hiring to increase pace, Canada slows slightly

June 9, 2015

US employers expect to increase hiring in the third quarter according to the third-quarter 2015 Manpower employment outlook survey released today by ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN). Their hiring intentions are among the strongest globally, exceeded only by employers in Taiwan, India, Japan and Hon...


Indianapolis staffing provider acquires IT consulting firm

June 9, 2015

BCforward, an Indianapolis-based managed services and staffing provider, purchased Global Networkers Inc., an IT consulting firm based in Charlotte, N.C., that also provides staffing services.Global Networkers targets financial services, technology, industrial, consumer and technology-enabled bus...


Q3 hiring plans ease for IT and finance professionals, survey finds

June 9, 2015

Plans to hire accounting, finance and IT professionals have eased but remain high, according to the third-quarter accounting, finance and IT hiring forecast study conducted by staffing provider Brilliant and Richard Curtin, professor and director of surveys at the University of Michigan.The surve...


Gannett moves forward with spin-off digital company that includes CareerBuilder

June 9, 2015

Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI), a majority owner of jobs site CareerBuilder, today announced its board of directors approved the completion of a transaction to separate its digital and broadcasting business from its newspaper business. The transaction will create two publicly traded companies: a br...


The pros of a graying workforce — staffing quote of the week

June 9, 2015

“People in their 20s are genuinely excited about figuring out who they are, and that instills a lot of passion in them,” TheStreet quoted Dan Finnigan, CEO of applicant tracking software developer Jobvite, as saying in a story about the greying workforce. “The problem, however, is that they can t...


On Assignment closes $570 million Creative Circle deal

June 8, 2015

On Assignment Inc. (NYSE: ASGN) closed its acquisition of privately held Creative Circle LLC for $540 million in cash and $30 million in equity for a total of $570 million. On Assignment will pay up to an additional $30 million if performance targets for 2015 are achieved.  Creative Circle w...


PEO operator gets 12 years in prison, must pay $108 million 

June 8, 2015

A businessman who controlled Tampa, Fla.-based professional employer organization O2HR was sentenced to 12 years in prison and more than $108 million, the US Department of Justice reported. The businessman, Wilber Anthony Huff, had pleaded guilty in December 2014, will also be required to pay $10...


Online talent platforms could help 540 million, raise global GDP

June 8, 2015

As many as 540 million people globally by 2025 could benefit from online talent platforms such as Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk) and Uber as well as job boards that match candidates with job advertisements, according to a report by the McKinsey Global Institute. “As many as 230  million coul...


Less than 4% of new grads are temps, self-employed

June 8, 2015

The percentage of graduates engaged in the various categories of self-employment — owning and operating a business, doing “temporary” project work or freelancing — is less than 4%, according to the new First-Destination Survey by The National Association of Colleges and Employers. However, the nu...