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Russell Global Index to include Corporate Resource Services

June 23, 2014

New York-based staffing firm Corporate Resource Services Inc. (NASD: CRRS) will join the Russell Global Index when Russell Investments reconstitutes its U.S. and global equity indexes June 27, the company announced today.Russell indexes are used by investment managers and institutional investors...


Rhode Island posts highest jobless rate

June 23, 2014

Rhode Island posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in May at 8.2 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mississippi and Nevada followed at 8.0 percent and 7.7 percent respectively. Georgia and Kentucky were next at 7.5 percent each.North Dakota...


Let your suppliers specialize — Staffing Stream

June 23, 2014

At Cisco Systems Inc., 95 percent of the contingent workforce is statement of work. It processes about 6,000 SOWs quarterly and 1,500 job postings, writes Melissa Finley Neal in a new post in The Staffing Stream. Neal, director of category and supplier management at Cisco, discusses how supplier...


Web: Tips for recruiting millennial IT talent

June 23, 2014

ITBusinessEdge interviewed Jeff Remis, national IT practice manager at Addison Group, a Chicago-based staffing and recruitment firm that specializes in IT. To read the article, click here.


Former oDesk CEO joins venture capital firm

June 20, 2014

The former CEO of online staffing firm oDesk, Gary Swart, joined venture capital firm Polaris Partners.Redwood City, Calif.-based ODesk ranked as one of the largest online staffing firms. It merged with Elance, another of the largest firms in the space, in a deal that was announced last December....


Ciber names new chief administrative officer

June 20, 2014

Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR), a Greenwood, Colo.-based information technology staffing and solutions firm, appointed Tina Piermarini as executive vice president and chief administrative officer, effective June 13, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.As CAO, Piermarini...


Mexico leading index rises

June 20, 2014

Although it may be too early to predict an acceleration in the rate of economic expansion, the improvement in both the leading economic index and the coincident economic index in Mexico over the last six months suggests that downside risks are diminishing, according to The Conference Board.The Co...


People: TriNet, Career Partners, ALKU, ZRG, PrideStaff

June 20, 2014

Here are recent promotions, new hires and other personnel announcements. Today’s listings include announcements from TriNet, Career Partners International, ALKU, ZRG Partners and PrideStaff.TriNet Group Inc. (NYSE: TNET), one of the largest professional employer organizations, announced Jing Liao...


12% of ad and marketing execs to hire, survey finds

June 20, 2014

Companies in the creative field are easing up on hiring freezes but hiring plans are edging down, according to a new survey from The Creative Group, a marketing/creative staffing division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).Twelve percent of hiring managers at advertising agencies and m...


Web: The reasons people fail in the staffing industry

June 20, 2014

Ranging from inadequate financing to underestimating the time commitment, Entrepreneur magazine covers these and some of the other reasons businesspeople can fail when trying to operate a staffing firm. While the concerns may be shared by other industries, they are of particular concern for staff...