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May 1, 2015

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB), an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based staffing provider, added Kathleen Elston to its professional services management team as VP field operations. She plans to develop a finance and accounting staffing solutions group within existing offices and exp...


Randstad Q1 revenue up 6% on organic basis

April 30, 2015

Randstad Holding nv, the world’s second-largest staffing firm and the third-largest in the US, reported first-quarter revenue rose 6% year over year to €4.43 billion (US$4.81 billion) on an organic basis, which excludes the impact of currencies, acquisitions, disposals and reclassifications.Reven...


On Assignment Q1 revenue up 6%, but weather and foreign currency impact earnings

April 30, 2015

On Assignment Inc. (NYSE: ASGN) reported revenue rose 5.7% in the first quarter to $430.0 million; it had estimated revenue of between $432.0 million to $439.0 million. The increase was 6.7% on a constant currency basis. The company reported revenues were adversely affected by $4.5 million t...


ADP reports PEO revenue up 15%

April 30, 2015

PEO revenue rose 15% at ADP (NASD: ADP) in the company’s fiscal third quarter ended March 31. Average worksite employees paid by PEO services rose 13% in the quarter to approximately 369,000.The Roseland, N.J.-based company provides other services, including paycheck processing. Total revenue ros...


Kelly appoints senior VP of global solutions

April 30, 2015

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) announced Myke Hawkins joined the company as senior VP of global solutions, responsible for leading client development and account strategy across Kelly's global portfolio of centralized large accounts.Greg Barker, appointed to the same role in June, is no l...


Jobless claims average falls by 1,250, initial claims hit 15-year low

April 30, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 1,250 last week to a total of 283,750 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving average decrease...


Women and the path to staffing’s highest ranks — Staffing Stream

April 30, 2015

Well over one-third of the 27 North America-based public staffing firms included in Staffing Industry Analysts’ Q3 2014 financial results report have no women listed on their executive boards as of their most recent Definitive Proxy, according to Leah McKelvey senior director, marketing and partn...


Kforce revenue rises 11%

April 29, 2015

Kforce Inc. (NASD: KFRC) reported first-quarter revenue rose 10.8% year over year to $312.6 million. Gross margin also improved to 30.3% from 29.6% in the year-ago quarter.However, net income at the Tampa, Fla.-based professional staffing provider fell 7.4% year over year to $5.8 million.Kforce r...


Barrett Q1 revenue up 23% but net loss widens

April 29, 2015

Barrett Business Services Inc. (NASD: BBSI) reported net revenue rose 23.5% year over year in the first quarter with increases in both PEO and temporary staffing revenue.However, gross margin narrowed and net loss widened at the Vancouver, Wash.-based company, which historically incurs losses in...


US GDP growth hits the brakes in Q1

April 29, 2015

US real gross domestic product edged up at an annual rate of only 0.2% in the first quarter, according to the “advance” estimate released today by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis. It increased by 2.2% in the fourth quarter.Positive contributions from personal consumption expenditures and priva...