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Online job ads rise in August, healthcare practitioners ads lead increase

September 2, 2015

US online job ads rose by 34,200 in August to approximately 5.42 million, according to The Conference Board’s report on online job ads released today. August’s increase follows a gain of 83,700 in July and leaves the past half-year with a flat growth trend.

“Labor demand remained little changed...

Texas area posts lowest jobless rate among large metros

September 2, 2015

Austin-Round Rock, Texas, had the lowest unemployment rate in July, 3.5%, among US metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif., metropolitan area posted the highest jobless rate among large metro...

IT staffing firm CEO resumes duties after medical leave

September 1, 2015

IT staffing firm TSR Inc. (NASD: TSRI) announced Joseph Hughes today resumed his duties as the company’s chairman, president, CEO and treasurer, following a medical leave of absence. TSR’s board of directors in June granted Hughes a 90-day medical leave of absence.

Senior VP Christopher Hughes, who...

DISYS names new CFO, promotes VP

September 1, 2015

Digital Intelligence Systems LLC, a McLean, Va.-based IT staffing and consulting firm, added B. Michael Bolton as CFO and promoted Lily Yeh to VP of strategy, programs and planning.

Bolton most recently held senior financial and operational positions at American Traffic Solutions, ACS, Serco, and Dyncorp....

TeamHealth names new general counsel and chief HR officer

September 1, 2015

Team Health Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH) named Steve Clifton executive VP, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Sept. 14. The firm also named Eric Norman as chief human resources officer, a new role within the firm, effective Sept. 1.

TeamHealth ranks on Staffing Industry Analysts’ list largest...

ISM manufacturing index decelerates in August to slowest pace in two years

September 1, 2015

The Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers index for US manufacturing decelerated to a reading of 51.1 in August, down from July’s reading of 52.7. The reading indicates continued expansion, but at a slower pace.

Readings above 50 indicate growth.

Reuters reports the reading fell further...

Canada GDP in technical recession, report says, rebound seen

September 1, 2015

Canadian real GDP contracted 0.5% at an annualized rate in the second quarter, following a 0.8% contraction in the first quarter, Statistics Canada announced today. The Globe and Mail reports Canada has entered into a “technical recession,” but the pain may be short lived.

Despite the weak start to...

NLRB ruling’s effect on staffing firms — Staffing quote of the week

September 1, 2015

“There’s a reason they are using temporary staffing and if they have to pay a little bit more for it, they’ll pay a little bit more,” Jefferies analyst Dan Dolev told Reuters. “There’s a point at which it becomes too expensive, but I doubt that it gets there.”

List of fastest-growing US staffing firms for 2015 now online

August 31, 2015

The list of fastest-growing staffing firms for 2015 is now available. This year’s list includes 102 firms that posted a compound annual growth rate in revenue of 15% or more between 2010 and 2014 excluding acquisitions.

The 10 fastest-growing firms on the list posted a median CAGR of 61.0%, and are included...

Atrium Staffing of California acquires San Francisco-based firm

August 31, 2015

Atrium Staffing of California acquired Bay Staffing Solutions, a San Francisco-based boutique staffing agency. The acquisition brings expertise in residential real estate and nonprofit staffing to Atrium’s California branch, which currently specializes in the commercial and retail real estate...