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Staffing firm can’t stop ex-employees from telling where they worked — Web

December 30, 2014

Eric Goldman, a contributor to Forbes, writes about a court ruling against Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) over an employment contract clause that prohibited former employees from advertising or otherwise indicating in business materials they are former Robert Half employees. For the s...


Affordable Care Act regs ‘perplexing’ — staffing quote of the week

December 30, 2014

“It's a challenge for every company, but it's really perplexing for our industry, because our workforce is so fluid,” insurancenewsnet.com quoted Jim Carchidi, executive VP of JFC Staffing Cos., as saying in a story about Affordable Care Act regulations and the staffing industry. “Just when you t...


Willis Group names CIO, exec vice presidents of sales, delivery

December 29, 2014

Willis Group, a Houston-based staffing provider, appointed Chris Garner as chief information officer and executive VP of shared services for Willis Group of Companies, Matt Eckert as executive VP of sales and Michelle Wren as executive VP of delivery. Both Eckert and Wren previously served in pos...


Staffing buyer Sony to pay $85,000 in discrimination case

December 29, 2014

Sony Electronics Inc. will pay $85,000 under a consent decree entered in federal court to end a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit alleged Sony violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it brought about the termination...


Report projects Edmonton to lead Canadian metros in job growth

December 29, 2014

Edmonton ranks as the top Canadian metropolitan area for job growth between 2014 and 2020 when ranked among the most populous metro areas, according to research from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International.Edmonton leads with 8 percent projected job growth from 2014 to 2020....


New England staffing provider acquires Apollo Consultants

December 29, 2014

BANK W Holdings acquired Apollo Consultants, a staffing firm serving the accounting and finance sectors.Most of Apollo’s business is from senior-level permanent placements in the financial sector. The deal took place in June but was announced only recently. Apollo merged into KBW Financial Staffi...


Unfilled finance and IT positions indicate hiring plans remain high

December 29, 2014

Human resources professionals and hiring managers in the accounting/finance and IT sectors are reporting an increased number of open accounting, finance and IT positions, signifying recent gains in business and a healthy work climate, according to the first-quarter accounting, finance and IT hiri...


Cyber threats in the staffing industry — Staffing Stream

December 29, 2014

As the use of temporary workers increases — particularly in positions that require temporary workers to have access to and work with sensitive data — the risk of a breach in a company’s network or sensitive data heightens, writes Jay Shelton in a new Staffing Stream post. Shelton, senior VP of ri...


Staffing research analyst sought

December 29, 2014

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General Employment looking for turnaround — Web

December 29, 2014

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB) is looking to turn around after three years of losses, Contributing Writer Mark Basch writes in an article in the (Jacksonville, Fla.) Financial News & Daily Record. For the story, click here.