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Web: IRS issues updates on individual and employer mandate compliance

July 25, 2014

Kaiser Health News reports the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday posted drafts of forms that employers will have to fill out to comply with the requirement that they provide workers with health insurance. To read the story, click here.

TrueBlue revenue rises 7%

July 24, 2014

Industrial staffing firm TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) reported second-quarter revenue rose 7.3 percent year over year to $453.2 million. Net income was approximately $16.1 million in the second quarter, up 28.3 percent from $12.5 million in the same quarter last year.Gross margin at TrueBlue edged d...

Kelly appoints SVP of global solutions

July 24, 2014

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA), one of the world’s largest staffing firms, appointed Greg Barker as senior vice president of global solutions, responsible for all aspects of Kelly’s global sales process. Barker is based at Kelly Services’ headquarters in Troy, Mich., and will report direc...

Canada – Staffing index up 2%

July 24, 2014

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of staffing activity in Canada, rose to a reading of 112 in June, an increase of 2 percent year over year from a reading of 110 in June 2013. On a sequential basis, the June index value was up 4 percent from the May index value of 108.“So far in 2014, we hav...

US jobless claims average at lowest level since 2007

July 24, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 7,250 in the week ended July 19 to 302,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised figure of 309,250, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. This is the lowes...

US finance/accounting worker confidence falls in Q2

July 24, 2014

U.S. finance and accounting workers’ confidence declined in the second quarter after reaching a near seven-year high in the first quarter, according to the Randstad Professionals’ finance and accounting employee confidence index for the second quarter of 2014. The index fell 6.3 points to 58.0. H...

CIOs’ best career advice for new tech grads? Keep learning.

July 24, 2014

The secret to a successful IT career is to never stop learning, according to a survey released by Robert Half Technology. Fifty percent of the chief information officers surveyed said their best career advice for new grads entering the tech industry is to keep learning new skills and stay current...

Blog: Crowdsourcing, crowdopolis and enterprise adoption

July 24, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts last week published its first overview report on the third human cloud platform segment — besides online staffing and online services. Affiliate Analyst Andrew Karpie discusses what SIA means by crowdsourcing and how these crowdsourcing platforms differ from other platf...

Robert Half second-quarter revenue up 10%

July 23, 2014

Professional staffing firm Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI) reported revenue rose 9.6 percent year over year in the second quarter to $1.16 billion. Chairman and CEO Harold M. Messmer, Jr., cited improved labor markets and higher global demand for the firm’s professional staffing servic...

Corporate Resource Services name new president

July 23, 2014

New York-based staffing firm Corporate Resource Services Inc. (NASD: CRRS) promoted Mark S. Levine to the position of president. He will also continue to serve as chief operating officer.Levine takes over the role from John P. Messina, who has served as president since March 2009 and will remain...