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Express survey: 62% of businesses have difficulty filling positions

August 26, 2015

It is increasingly difficult for employers to fill open positions, according to survey results from Express Employment Professionals. The survey of 373 Express clients found 62% said it was “very difficult” or “somewhat difficult” to recruit and fill open positions. This is an increase from a sim...

Ecosystem needed to ‘future-skill’ a workforce, The Conference Board finds

August 26, 2015

As emergent trends demand continuous expansion and evolution of employee skill sets, companies face an urgent need for holistically integrated talent strategies, according to the report, “Future-Skilling Your Workforce,” released today by The Conference Board.The report found new expectations for...

Half of workers experience onboarding mishaps, OfficeTeam survey finds

August 26, 2015

More than half of workers experienced mishaps when starting a new job, according to research released today from staffing firm OfficeTeam. The survey found 54% of workers interviewed said they’ve experienced at least one mishap when starting a new job. For 33% of those surveyed, their computer, p...

BG Staffing appoints new CFO

August 25, 2015

BG Staffing Inc. (NYSE: BGSF), a Plano, Texas-based staffing firm, appointed Dan Hollenbach as CFO, effective Aug 24. He replaces CFO Michael Rutledge, who resigned to pursue other business opportunities, according to the filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.From May 2014 to Augu...

ASA index falls up over week, down over year

August 25, 2015

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the US staffing industry for the week of August 10 to August 16 rose 1.00% compared to the previous week, but was down 1.99% compared with the same week last year. The index value fell to 98.32.

Consumer confidence rebounds in August

August 25, 2015

The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index for the US rose in August to a reading of 101.5 (1985=100), up from a July reading of 91.0, The Conference Board announced today.“Consumer confidence rebounded in August, following a sharp decline in July,” said Lynn Franco, director of economic in...

Calvary Staffing to shut Phoenix branch

August 25, 2015

Calvary Staffing plans to close its Phoenix location and lay off 411 workers, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice filed with the State of Arizona.Calvary Staffing provides employees to hotels, hospitals and rental car companies. It is headquartered in Cleveland...

The really tricky thing is talent — Staffing quote of the week

August 25, 2015

“The really tricky thing is not getting money anymore. … The really tricky thing is getting great talent,” said Arram Sabeti, CEO of ZeroCater, in a CNBC article.

Staffing Industry Analysts launches oil & gas staffing directory

August 25, 2015

Staffing Industry Analysts is currently compiling a directory of oil and gas staffing firms around the world and we would like to include as many companies as possible. The finished document will be distributed to members of our Contingent Workforce Strategies Council, who collectively...

List ranks largest finance/accounting staffing firms

August 24, 2015

Robert Half International ranks as the largest supplier of finance/accounting temporary staffing in the US with one-quarter of the market share, according to a new report released by Staffing Industry Analysts. The annual list of largest US finance/accounting firms includes companies with revenue...