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Canada adds 12,000 jobs in August on gains in full-time employment

September 4, 2015

Canada added 12,000 jobs in August from July, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The unemployment rate rose to 7.0% from 6.8% in July, a rate maintained for six months.

The number of full-time jobs rose by 54,000 in August, but part-time jobs fell by...

Adecco makes leadership moves; names North America exec to head UK and Ireland

September 4, 2015

Adecco named an executive from its North American operations as regional head of UK and Ireland in an announcement today. The world’s largest staffing provider also named a new chief marketing and communications officer, a new chief sales officer and new leaders for Northern Europe and Italy.

The moves...

US adds 10,700 temp jobs in August after decline in July

September 4, 2015

The US gained temp jobs in August following a decline in the previous month, but the year-over-year growth rate slowed again following declines in June and July, according to seasonally adjusted data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, the US added fewer nonfarm jobs overall...

Diversant buys Bay Area IT staffing provider Vircon

September 4, 2015

Diversant LLC, a New Jersey-based IT staffing provider, acquired Vircon, a San Francisco Bay Area technology solutions and staffing organization.

The transaction closed Aug. 1; terms were not disclosed.

Vircon will now operate under the Diversant brand, and key staff members will remain with the company....

Private equity recapitalization announced for Pennsylvania-based staffing firm

September 4, 2015

Private equity firm Trivest Partners entered into a recapitalization with PeopleShare, a King of Prussia, Penn.-based company that provides temporary staffing and outsourced HR services in the northeast US. No further information on the deal was announced.

PeopleShare operates 13 offices in Pennsylvania,...

Hamilton-Ryker acquires Texas staffing firm Priority Personnel

September 4, 2015

Staffing provider The Hamilton-Ryker Group Inc. acquired San Marcos, Texas-based Priority Personnel Inc. The transaction closed Sept.2; terms were not disclosed. Investment banking firm De Bellas & Co. announced the deal and advised the seller.

Priority Personnel provides commercial staffing, targeting...

People: Pedersen & Partners, ZRG, Futurestep, Lucas, Korn Ferry

September 4, 2015

Pedersen & Partners, an international executive search firm with offices in 50 countries, named COO and partner Darcie Murray as head of North America. She will be based in the firm’s new Houston office, its first in the US. Murray will also manage the Pedersen & Partners office in Canada...

Next Staffing Industry Daily News is Tuesday

September 4, 2015

The next Staffing Industry Daily News publishes on Tuesday, Sept. 8, because of the Labor Day holiday.

Third of workers globally are ‘free agents,’ Kelly survey finds

September 3, 2015

Nearly one in three workers globally is a free agent, according to a survey released today by Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA). The Kelly Services 2015 Free Agent Survey identifies free agents as those who consult; perform temporary, freelance or independent contract work; or have their own business....

Investment firms acquire Medical Solutions

September 3, 2015

Investment partners Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company and Heritage Group acquired 100% of the stock of travel nurse provider Medical Solutions from Texex Capital Management and McCarthy Capital.

The transaction closed Aug. 31; terms were not disclosed.

“Forging these new partnerships became possible...