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Index points to ‘solid’ job growth through year’s end

October 6, 2014

The Conference Board’s US employment trends index increased in September to a reading of 121.68, up from August’s upwardly revised reading of 121.32. The September reading is up 6.1 percent from the same month a year ago.“The employment trends index increased for the ninth consecutive month, sign...

Contingent workforce buyers’ gathering marks 10 years — Blog

October 6, 2014

This year marks the 10th annual gathering of contingent workforce professionals at Staffing Industry Analysts’ CWS Summit. Global Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram reminisces on the industry’s past decade in a post in The Contingent Blog. For the post, click here.

The answer to fraudulent workers’ comp claims — Staffing Stream

October 6, 2014

Some workers’ comp claims are easily recognizable as legitimate; others are not. Andy Kohler and Brad Isaacs of Risk Transfer LLC write about what a staffing firm can do in a new post in The Staffing Stream. to read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog where issues, trends and...

US adds 19,700 temp jobs in September, penetration rate hits another high

October 3, 2014

The U.S. added 19,700 temporary help services jobs in September even as the number of temporary help services jobs in August was revised upward by 17,600, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The temporary penetration rate reached yet anothe...

Provade names new president, CTO

October 3, 2014

Provade Inc., a VMS provider, named Hans Bukow as president. He replaces Edward “EJ” Jackson, who co-founded the company in 2004 and is stepping down. Jackson recently launched scibox, a customer engagement software solution exclusively for staffing companies, and ranks on Staffing Industry Analy...

Resources Connection revenue up 9%

October 3, 2014

Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) reported revenue rose 8.9 percent year over year (8.7 percent on a constant dollar basis) to $143.4 million in its fiscal first quarter ended Aug 30 with growth coming from its US operations.The Irvine, Calif.-based company’s operating subsidiary, Resources...

Alabama joins fed’s misclassification battle

October 3, 2014

Alabama signed a memorandum of understanding to crack down on misclassification of employees as independent contractors, the U.S. Department of Labor reported yesterday. The department reported it has secured more than $18.2 million in back wages for more than 19,000 workers since it began signin...

Non-manufacturing cools slightly, but employment hits high

October 3, 2014

Economic activity for September in the US non-manufacturing sector decelerated from August but remained strong, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index released today. And CNBC reports the employment portion of the index hit a nine-year high.ISM’s non-manufactur...

People: Eliassen, AMN, Corporate Resource Services, Oasis, Heidrick

October 3, 2014

Eliassen Group, a Wakefield, Mass.-based information technology staffing firm, named Kevin Rice branch manager of its new office in Reston, Va. Rice has been a staffing sales executive in the northern Virginia market for 20 years.AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest US healthcare...

Starting salaries to rise 4% for professionals, Robert Half reports

October 2, 2014

Starting salaries for professional occupations in the US are projected to increase by an average of 3.8 percent next year, according to the 2015 Salary Guides from Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) released today.“Hiring demand is placing pressure on the supply of skilled workers in many...