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Is relocation the answer to the skills gap? — Staffing Stream

August 18, 2014

It’s time to think about recruiting talent from any location instead of focusing on a single area code, writes Josh Tolan in The Staffing Stream. Tolan, CEO of Spark Hire, discusses how hiring afar helps bridge the skills gap and suggests tactics to help hire out-of-area candidates. To read the p...


Web: Better-paying jobs stage a comeback

August 18, 2014

The Washington Post reports the recovery in America’s job market is finally spreading to industries with good pay after years of being concentrated in fields with low wages. To read the article, click here.


United Nations seeks online staffing provider

August 15, 2014

An online staffing provider is being sought by the United Nations Procurement Division in New York. The agency released an “expression of interest” on Wednesday.“The UN requires a Contractor that provides an online platform of freelance services to acquire professional services in performing spec...


Economists update US jobs forecast in Philly Fed’s Q3 report

August 15, 2014

The outlook for U.S. gross domestic product over the next four years looks mostly unchanged from that of three months ago, according to the third-quarter Survey of Professional Forecasters released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. However, the 43 forecasters surveyed revised upw...


Statistics Canada issues corrected job numbers; raises gain to 41,700 from 200

August 15, 2014

Canada added 41,700 jobs in July, a large increase from the initially reported number of 200, according to corrected job numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The source of the error has been corrected.“Statistics Canada takes this matter very seriously and is immediately launching a revie...


People: ApTask, Meador, CTPartners, Tatum, DreamJobs, Accentuate

August 15, 2014

ApTask Consulting LLC, an Edison, N.J.-based information technology staffing company, appointed Safiya Karsan president of the company. In the newly created position, Karsan will oversee all mergers and acquisitions, business development and marketing efforts. Karsan previously was chief of...


Blog: Making a Beeline for what lies beyond VMS — a smart move?

August 15, 2014

Affiliate Analyst Andrew Karpie discusses why Beeline’s recent acquisition of OnForce may be a significant event in the staffing supply chain world in a new post in The Contingent Blog. For the post, click here.


Web: IRS wrongly allowed contractors access to sensitive data

August 15, 2014

The Hill reports IRS contractors without background checks had access to sensitive information, potentially putting confidential taxpayer data at risk. To read the article, click here.


TeamHealth names former UnitedHealth exec as chief medical officer

August 14, 2014

Team Health Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH), the seventh-largest healthcare staffing provider, appointed Miles Snowden, M.D., as the company’s chief medical officer effective Sept. 15. He replaces Gar LaSalle, M.D., who retired from the position earlier this year.Snowden most recently served as chief m...


Survey says 41% of small businesses to add jobs

August 14, 2014

An increased number of small business owners think we are in an economic rebound and indicate a slight uptick in business activity, but plans to add employees and boost compensation levels are tepid, according to a business confidence survey released today by professional employer organization In...