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Only 38% of employers continuously recruit

March 12, 2014

Only 38 percent of employers continuously recruit throughout the year for positions that may open up down the line despite concerns over skills gaps and challenges posed by extended vacancies, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.Among human resource managers who don’t continuously recruit, 46...


Blog: How a Facebook post lost $80,000

March 12, 2014

The staffing industry may be in the midst of a passionate love affair with social media, but be careful, writes Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram in The Contingent Blog. To read the blog, click here.


Nurse staffing firm owner pleads guilty to fraud

March 11, 2014

The owner of Dependable Nursing Care, a nurse staffing company based in Gaithersburg, Md., pleaded guilty to one count of felony medicaid fraud for submitting multiple false claims over a period of more than two-and-a-half years, the Maryland Attorney General’s office reported.According to an inv...


Job openings relatively flat

March 11, 2014

The number of U.S. job openings in January rose 1.5 percent from December to 4.0 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate — a measure of job openings compared with total employment — remained at 2.8 percent.The...


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...