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California governor signs staffing buyer bill

September 29, 2014

A California bill to formally expand staffing buyers’ liability, AB 1897, was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. The signing was announced Sunday.The law formally makes staffing buyers liable for staffing firm wage and hour violations among other things. For more on the law, click here.


Temp revenue growth rate slows in August — Pulse Report

September 29, 2014

US temporary staffing revenue rose a median 10 percent year over year in August among staffing firms taking part in Staffing Industry Analysts’ monthly Pulse Survey. The growth marks a deceleration from the 13 percent year-over-year growth in July and a return to the rate of growth seen in the fi...


Bus company settles suit over hiring of H-2B temp drivers

September 29, 2014

A Houston-based bus company settled a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit alleging it discriminated against U.S. workers by preferring to hire workers on temporary H-2B visas for its bus driver positions.Autobuses Ejecutivos LLC, dba Omnibus Express, will establish a $208,000 fund to compensate vi...


Web: Recruit, owners seek $1.8 billion in IPO

September 29, 2014

Bloomberg reports Recruit Holdings Co. and its owners are seeking as much as ¥197 billion (US$1.8 billion) in Japan’s second-biggest initial public offering this year, as Skylark Co. priced a first-time share sale at the low end of a marketed range. To read the story, click here.


Corporate Resource Services regains listing compliance

September 29, 2014

Staffing provider Corporate Resource Services Inc. (NASD: CRRS) is back in compliance with Nasdaq listing policies. The New York-based company reported it received a letter from Nasdaq that it regained compliance with the filing of its form 10-Q last week with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Adm...


The recruiter’s role in creating a fantastic résumé — Staffing Stream

September 29, 2014

If you find a great candidate, then it is imperative to help them shine on paper, writes Bryon Mecham in The Staffing Stream. Mecham, a senior recruiter for MedsysGroup, provides several tips to help candidates create a better résumé. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog whe...


Acquisitions bolster CRS’ Q2 revenue

September 26, 2014

Corporate Resource Services Inc. (NASD: CRRS) Thursday reported revenue rose 23.6 percent to $246.1 million in its second quarter ended July 4. Acquisitions made at the end of 2013 fueled the increase and added $32.5 million in revenue. Excluding acquisitions, the company generated organic growth...


GDP estimate for Q2 gets upward revision

September 26, 2014

U.S. real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 4.6 percent in the second quarter, according to the third estimate by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The growth rate is up from the previous second-quarter estimate of 4.2 percent; it is significantly stronger than the first quarte...


EEOC sues legal staffing firm, claims age discrimination

September 26, 2014

Strategic Legal Solutions, a national legal staffing and legal project management services firm, allegedly violated federal law when it rejected a 70-year-old attorney when it discovered her age, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit filed yesterday.The EEOC claims...


Randstad: Advancing technology drives collaboration

September 26, 2014

Most employees, 60 percent, indicate they work better in a team than they do individually, and roughly the same number of respondents, 61 percent, report they now spend more time on collaborating with colleagues than they did five years ago, according to findings from Randstad’s latest Global Wor...