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US grads’ median starting salary is $45,478

April 22, 2015

The median starting salary for US bachelor’s degree grads in the class of 2014 was $45,478, according to the 2015 Spring Salary Survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.Engineering grads’ median starting salary was $64,367 while business grads’ average salary was $49,035, acco...


‘Write your own ticket’ in IT — staffing quote of the week

April 21, 2015

“Every industry needs IT people. It doesn’t matter if you’re transportation or health; everyone needs IT people,” the Green Bay Press Gazette quoted Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Associate Dean Julie Ebben-Matzke Ebben-Matzke as saying. “You can write your own ticket with IT. … That flexi...


ManpowerGroup Q1 revenue slips, but still up 6.6% in constant currency

April 21, 2015

Revenue at ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) fell 7.4% in the first quarter to $4.54 billion but rose 6.6% in constant currency. The Milwaukee-based staffing firm reported financial results in the quarter were significantly impacted by the stronger US dollar relative to several foreign currencies co...


Elance-oDesk names new CEO

April 21, 2015

Online staffing firm Elance-oDesk named Stephane Kasriel as CEO, effective April 20, and appointed him to its board of directors. Current CEO Fabio Rosati, who has led Elance-oDesk since its launch, named Kasriel as his successor and will remain a member of the board.Kasriel joined Elance-oDesk i...


Dice changes name to DHI Group Inc.

April 21, 2015

Job board operator Dice Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DHX) changed its name to DHI Group, Inc., the company announced today.The brand names and positioning of the company’s specialized websites and services will not change and the company’s Dice brand will remain, targeting technology and engineering prof...


The Newport Group acquires digital talent search firm

April 21, 2015

Executive search and consulting firm The Newport Group acquired Three Sixty Digital Talent, an executive search services provider targeting the programmatic, AdTech and data analytics industries.Encinitas, Calif.-based The Newport Group targets technical and senior management positions within the...


ASA staffing index remains strong

April 21, 2015

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the US staffing industry edged up 0.96% for the week of April 6 to April 12 compared with the same week last year. The index value rose to 96.46, a record high for the 15th week of the year.


Nevada posts highest jobless rate in March

April 21, 2015

Nevada posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in March at 7.1%, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mississippi and South Carolina followed at 6.8% and 6.7% respectively. The District of Columbia had a rate of 7.7%.Nebraska posted the lowest unemp...


Median earnings of full-time workers rise 1.5% in Q1

April 21, 2015

Median weekly earnings of US full-time wage and salary workers rose 1.5% year over year in the first quarter to $808 (not seasonally adjusted), the US Bureau of Labor Statistics announced today.Women who usually worked full time had median weekly earnings of $730, or 81.6% of the $895 median for...


Private equity firm acquires third-largest US education staffing firm

April 20, 2015

Nautic Partners LLC, a middle-market private equity firm, partnered with management to acquire Cherry Hill, N.J.-based Source4Teachers.Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Cherry Hill, N.J.-based S4T, through its Source4Teachers and MissionOne divisions, provides outsourced substitute teac...