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CompTIA says challenging IT hiring environment to persist

February 2, 2015

The challenge IT companies face in filling technical positions will likely persist in 2015, according to the IT Industry Outlook 2015 released Jan. 29 by CompTIA. The nonprofit association reports 68% of executives expect to face a challenging or very challenging hiring environment for technical...


Freelancer reports receipts from customers up 42%

February 2, 2015

Freelancer Limited, one of the largest providers of online staffing, reported receipts from customers rose 42.1% year over year in the fourth quarter to AUS$7.4 million (US$6.0 million). The sequential increase from the third quarter was 7.6%.The company reported 14.3 million registered users for...


Index: Small business adds 20,000 jobs, hours worked hits record high

February 2, 2015

Small businesses added 20,000 new jobs in January, according to the small business and revenue indexes by Intuit Inc. This is a 0.09% increase from December and makes more than 880,000 jobs added since March 2010.Small business hourly employees worked an average of 112.0 hours in January, up 30 m...


NLRB rewrites rules on IC classification — Staffing Stream

February 2, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board created a new test for employers to determine whether an individual is an independent contractor or employee under federal labor law, writes Y. Douglas Yang in The Staffing Stream. Yang is an associate with Michael Best and Friedrich LLP. To read the post, click...


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February 2, 2015

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ManpowerGroup’s Q4 revenue falls, but net earnings rise 16%

January 30, 2015

Fourth-quarter revenue at ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) fell 2.5% to $5.12 billion. The world’s third-largest staffing firm reported revenue fell in its largest single geography, France, by 9.3%, or 1.2% in constant currency. However, revenue rose 5.2% in both the US and Italy.Net earnings rose...


Robert Half revenue up 13%, US leads growth

January 30, 2015

Professional staffing firm Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) reported revenue rose 12.7% in the fourth quarter to $1.22 billion with much of the growth taking place in the US. Gross margin edged up, and net income rose 25.7%.The Menlo Park, Calif.-based staffing provider’s US operations...


US gross domestic product slows to 2.6% in Q4

January 30, 2015

US real gross domestic product rose at an annual rate of 2.6% in the fourth quarter, according to an advance estimate released by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP rose by 5.0%.The GDP estimate is slightly below consensus, but closer to the economy’s long-term tre...


State fines staffing firm $77,600 for safety violations

January 30, 2015

Washington state fined staffing firm Leadpoint Business Services $77,600 this week and cited it for 22 serious safety violations at a material recovery center in Vancouver, Wash. Staffing client employer Waste Connections Inc. was cited for 23 serious violations and fined $100,000.Many of the vio...


Canadian GDP down 0.2% in November

January 30, 2015

Canada’s gross domestic product declined 0.2 percent in November, Statistics Canada reported today. The decline was largely the result of declines in manufacturing, mining, and oil and gas extraction.Goods production fell 0.8% in November, with notable decreases recorded in manufacturing and mini...