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ManpowerGroup survey: US Q2 2014 hiring trends stable

March 11, 2014

U.S. employers expect to increase hiring in the second quarter of 2014, according to the second-quarter 2014 Manpower employment outlook survey released today by ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN). Anticipated staff reductions are among the lowest in survey history.Among U.S. employers surveyed, 19 p...


Yessne award winner named

March 11, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts announced today that Tony Martin, chairman of Empresaria, will receive the 2014 Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Award. The award will be presented on March 20 during the Staffing Industry Executive Forum in San Diego.“I am honored to present Tony with the Peter Yessne...


Quote of the week: Immigrants turn to job agencies

March 11, 2014

“I will help them with their problems and create a road for them to travel,” the Los Angeles Times quotes Mimi Chen, owner of Honesty Employment Agency in Monterrey Park, Calif., as saying in a story about immigrants turning to job agencies to pursue the American dream. “It's not easy for new imm...


Web: One-third of health facilities adding doctors

March 11, 2014

Forbes reports an influx of newly insured patients under the Affordable Care Act and a wave of demographic trends are prompting health facility managers to increase their medical staff. To read the story, click here.


Express Employment Professionals founders settle lawsuit

March 10, 2014

The Oklahoman reports the two co-founders of Oklahoma City-based staffing firm Express Employment Professionals have settled a three-year legal battle over control of the company on the eve of trial.To read the story in The Oklahoman, click here.William Stoller filed suit in October 2011 in feder...


Impellam North America revenue up 7%

March 10, 2014

U.K.-based Impellam Group plc, which ranks among the largest providers of staffing in the U.S., reported North America revenue rose 6.6 percent in the year ended Dec. 27, 2013, compared with 2012. U.S. staffing revenue totaled £192.4 million (US$315.3 million), the first time the business broke t...


Randstad Sourceright taps BP manager as VP of professional services

March 10, 2014

Randstad Sourceright today named JoAnne Estrada as vice president of professional services. Estrada joins Randstad Sourceright from BP, where she served as global procurement manager for contingent workforce in the company’s indirect procurement department.Estrada will lead the  managed serv...


H-1B visas for temporary skilled workers could go fast this year

March 10, 2014

Experts expect strong demand for H-1B visas that are used to bring in foreign temporary skilled workers — especially IT workers. Annual caps limit the amount of available H-1B visas available each year. And those caps could be reached within a week of the opening of this year’s filing period for...


Employment trends index signals solid job growth

March 10, 2014

The Conference Board’s employment trends index increased in February to a reading of 116.39, up from January’s downwardly revised reading of 115.99. The February reading is up 4.4 percent from the same month a year ago.“February’s job report and the ongoing improvement in the Employment Trends In...


Counterpoint: The VMS/MSP debate

March 10, 2014

Two different view on vendor management systems and managed service providers in the locums tenens space are argued in Staffing Industry Review magazine’s Counterpoint column by Bob Livonius of AMN Healthcare Services Inc. and Melissa Byington of CompHealth. To read the article, click here.