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People: Petroplan, DISYS, Boyden, Arrow Strategies and more

October 23, 2015

Petroplan, a recruitment firm targeting the oil and gas industry, appointed James Monaghan as recruitment manager for its Houston office. He will expand Petroplan’s footprint throughout the US, leading a team of recruiters specializing in disciplines including construction; commissioning; engineering;...

Robert Half reports strongest staffing growth in tech and perm placement

October 22, 2015

Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) reports economic trends are in its favor. Third-quarter revenue rose 7.2% at the Menlo Park, Calif.-based professional staffing provider to $1.31 billion. The increase was 10.9% when adjusted for constant currency. Strongest growth was in Robert Half Technology,...

TrueBlue revenue up 8%, exceeds guidance

October 22, 2015

TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI), the largest US industrial staffing firm, reported third-quarter revenue rose 8.0% to $683.9 million, exceeding the $658 million to $673 million guidance released with its second-quarter report. Revenue rose 7.9% in staffing services and 10.0% in managed services, which includes...

US leading index suggests moderate growth despite slip

October 22, 2015

The Conference Board’s US leading economic index edged down in September but still suggests moderate growth will continue. The index fell 0.2% in September to a reading of 123.3 (2010 = 100), following no change in August and July.

“Despite September’s decline, the US [leading economic index] still...

Jobless claims average falls by 2,000, but total claims rise

October 22, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell last week to 263,250, the lowest level since mid-December 1973. The moving average fell by 2,000 from the previous week’s average, which was revised slightly upward, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today...

Employers to hire 11% more new grads, survey says

October 22, 2015

Employers plan to hire 11% more new college grads from the class of 2016 for their US operations than they did from the class of 2015, according to a survey of 201 employers by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

But although employers plan to hire more grads this year, the number of employers...

Survey finds professionals want more feedback on work future

October 22, 2015

Employees want more feedback on their future from the boss, according to research released today by Robert Half Finance & Accounting. The survey found 40% of professionals said their managers never discuss their career paths with them. Additionally, 37% said they would like to discuss their career...

ManpowerGroup sees uneven global growth, revenue up 6% in constant currency

October 21, 2015

ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), one of the world’s largest staffing firms, reported uneven growth across geographies in the third quarter. A strong US dollar also significantly impacted results.

French revenue fell 14.6%, but when measured in constant currency, rose 1.9%. France represents ManpowerGroup’s...

Volt exec takes CEO role on permanent basis

October 21, 2015

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE MKT: VISI) named Michael Dean as president and CEO on a permanent basis, effective immediately. Dean has served in the role on an interim basis following the resignation of President and CEO Ron Kochman in June. Dean joined Volt’s board as chairman in May 2015....

Amazon increases seasonal hiring plans 25%

October 21, 2015

Amazon.com Inc. (NSDQ: AMZN) announced it will add 100,000 seasonal positions across its US network of fulfillment and sortation centers this holiday season — up 25% from 80,000 seasonal positions added last year — in order to meet an increase in customer demand. The company has also hired more than...