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Randstad launches fund to invest in HR tech; Gigwalk is first investment

March 21, 2014

Randstad Holding nv, the world’s second-largest staffing firm, launched the Randstad Innovation Fund, a strategic corporate venture fund to invest in HR technology companies.The Randstad Innovation Fund is intended to build a portfolio of multiple smaller investments over the next couple of years...


New England area posts highest jobless rate

March 21, 2014

The Providence-Fall River-Warwick area in Rhode Island and Massachusetts posted the highest unemployment rate in January, 10.3 percent, among all large metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.The Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos are...


Alberta to lead provincial economic growth in 2014

March 21, 2014

Alberta province is expected to have the fastest-growing provincial economy this year; both its exports and domestic economy are expanding rapidly, according to The Conference Board of Canada's Provincial Outlook - Winter 2014. An estimated 61,000 new jobs will be added to Alberta's economy in 20...


Barton launches locum tenens telemedicine staffing service

March 21, 2014

Barton Associates, a national locum tenens agency, launched Barton Telehealth, a multi-specialty locum tenens telemedicine staffing service. Barton Telehealth provides access to Barton Associates’ network of locum tenens physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants and provides full-...


Robert Half: CFOs unconcerned about baby boomer retirements

March 21, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports one-fifth of the U.S. workforce has passed or is nearing retirement age, but many executives aren't too concerned with losing baby boomer employees to retirement in the next couple of years, according a recent survey by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:...


People: Boyden, Slate Professional Resources, Tower Legal Solutions …

March 21, 2014

Here are recent promotions, new hires and other personnel announcements made by staffing firms. Today’s listings include announcements from Boyden, Slate Professional Resources, Tower Legal Solutions, Strategic Staffing Solutions, Consilium Staffing and AtWork Group.Boyden Global Executive Search...


Web: Staffing firms puzzled by PPACA

March 21, 2014

BenefitsPro reports that few face bigger questions regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act than staffing firms. To read the story, click here.Staffing Industry Analysts has produced a series of articles and reports on the effects of the ACA on the staffing industry. This report,...


Best Staffing Firms to Work For winners announced

March 20, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts announced the winners of the "2014 Best Staffing Firms to Work For" survey. Results of the survey, which was sponsored by Monster, were announced today at Staffing Industry Analysts’ Executive Forum in San Diego. And here are the top firms:Staffing Firms: 20 t...


Command Center revenue falls 8%, but net income rises

March 20, 2014

Command Center Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI), a Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based industrial staffing provider, reported fourth-quarter revenue fell 8 percent year over year to $24.6 million. However, net income in the fourth quarter increased 121 percent to $1.2 million.Command Center attributes the revenue decli...


US leading index rises sharply in February

March 20, 2014

The U.S. leading economic index rose in February, The Conference Board reported today. The index rose 0.5 percent in February to a reading of 99.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in January and a 0.1 percent decline in December.“The biggest challenge continues to be weak consumer d...