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Bartech adds execs to management team

July 24, 2015

Bartech, a staffing and managed services provider, added two executives to its management team. Karen Gonzalez was named senior VP of global solutions and Mark Sawicki also joined the firm in the newly created role of VP of client strategy.Gonzalez most recently held senior roles in the nati...


52% of RPO users satisfied with data, report says

July 24, 2015

Slightly more than half, 52%, of organizational leaders are satisfied with the data they currently receive from their recruitment process outsource provider, according to a report from HRO Today and Futurestep, a division of Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY). Low volume of data, accuracy of metrics and alig...


Nine-to-five workday may be outdated concept, survey finds

July 24, 2015

The traditional eight-hour work day may be on its way out, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.The survey found 63% of workers in information technology, financial services, sales, and professional and business services — industries that historically have more traditional work hours — believe...


People: LaSalle, ZRG Odgers Berndtson and more

July 24, 2015

LaSalle Network, a recruiting and staffing firm headquartered in Chicago, named Allison Penning branch manager of its new San Francisco Bay Area office, the firm's fourth office and first to open in California. Penning joined LaSalle four years ago and most recently was a unit manager i...


TrueBlue Q2 revenue bolstered by Seaton acquisition

July 23, 2015

Industrial staffing provider TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) reported second-quarter revenue rose 38.5% to $627.7 million, benefitting from its June 2014 acquisition of Seaton, one of the largest US staffing firms. However, revenue edged up only 1.4% year over year when excluding the $168.0 million in...


University of California to raise minimum wage to $15, including contractors

July 23, 2015

The University of California will raise its minimum wage to at least $15 an hour over the next three years for employees working at least 20 hours a week, University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday.The Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan increases the mandated minimum wage to $1...


New York panel recommends $15 wage for fast food workers

July 23, 2015

The New York State Department of Labor’s Fast Food Wage Board yesterday recommended raising the wage of employees of fast food chains to $15 by July 2021 — and by Dec. 31, 2018 in New York City, to account for its higher cost of living.The term “fast food chain” was defined to include fast food e...


CTPartners to be delisted from NYSE MKT

July 23, 2015

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (NYSE MKT: CTP) will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange, effective Aug. 3, according to a filing Wednesday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.The NYSE cited a June 23 press release in which CTPartners stated its intentions to wind down its re...


OSHA cites Texas firm, staffing provider for worker’s fall from roof

July 23, 2015

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Wednesday cited Cotton Commercial USA after a temporary worker fell through a roof. OSHA fined the Katy, Texas-based firm $362,500 for seven safety violations, including one willful and four willful egregious.Gretna, La...


US leading index points to economic strength for rest of year

July 23, 2015

The Conference Board’s US leading economic index rose 0.6% in June to a reading of 123.6 (2010 = 100), following increases of 0.8% in May and 0.6% in April.“The upward trend in the US [leading economic index] seems to be gaining more momentum with another large increase in June pointing to contin...