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People: Command Center, Egon Zehnder, Slone Partners, Korn Ferry

December 19, 2014

Command Center Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI), an industrial staffing provider, appointed John Stewart as board chairman. Stewart has served as an independent member of the board and chair of the company’s audit committee since November 2013 and now serves as its first independent chairman. Stewart’s other b...


Mississippi posts highest state jobless rate in November

December 19, 2014

Mississippi posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in November at 7.3 percent, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. California and Georgia followed, both at 7.2 percent.The District of Columbia had a rate of 7.4 percent.North Dakota again posted th...


Management acquires TempWorks Software

December 18, 2014

TempWorks Software, a provider of software and payroll funding to the staffing industry, was acquired by its management team led by CEO David Dourgarian, 29.Company founder Gregg Dourgarian will move on to pursue his new Bloomington, Minn.-based startup, Aida Creative Services. Gregg Dourgarian f...


AMN to acquire healthcare staffing firms and VMS for $82.5 million

December 18, 2014

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest US healthcare staffing firm, agreed to acquire Onward Healthcare, Locum Leaders and VMS provider Medefis from OGH LLC for a total purchase price of $82.5 million. OGH is a healthcare and technology holding company whose principal shareholder i...


Futurestep predicts top five talent acquisition trends for 2015

December 18, 2014

Futurestep, a division of Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY), revealed its predictions for the talent management industry in 2015. The list is based on insights from 12 global experts and reflects trends that have emerged over the past 12 months that will likely dominate in the coming year.“As the economy st...


Silicon Valley county posts highest wage in Q2

December 18, 2014

Santa Clara, Calif., posted the highest average weekly wage among all large US county areas in the second quarter of 2014, while Midland County in Texas posted the largest year-over-year increase in average weekly wage, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.Santa Clara County, home of...


Candidate-driven market equals retention challenges in 2015, survey finds

December 18, 2014

Consistent growth in the labor market is providing top executive, managerial and professional candidates with the incentive to pursue other job opportunities, causing mounting retention challenges for employers, according to the 2014 second half edition of the MRINetwork Recruiter Sentiment Study...


Survey forecasts pay raises of 3% in 2015

December 18, 2014

Two-thirds of employers are set to increase pay rates in the year ahead, with most looking to award an extra 3 percent in 2015, according to new research from XpertHR research, a provider of legal information to employers. XpertHR's US Pay Planning 2015 survey found that 64.8 percent of HR and re...


US leading index points to growth through winter

December 18, 2014

The US leading economic index rose in November, The Conference Board reported today. The index rose 0.6 percent in November to a reading of 105.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.6 percent increase in October and a 0.8 percent increase in September.“The increase in the LEI signals continued moderate g...


Mexico indexes indicate no increase in economic growth pace

December 18, 2014

Mexico’s economic expansion should continue into early 2015 but the growth pace is unlikely to accelerate, according to The Conference Board.The leading economic index for Mexico declined in the past three consecutive months as falling oil prices, higher levels of inventories and devaluation of t...