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Quote of the week: Temp employment trending up

April 22, 2014

“We do not see this as an indicator that we are at a ‘peak’ economy,” MintPress News quoted ManpowerGroup Inc.’s (NYSE: MAN) CEO Jeffrey Joerres as saying in a story about the rise in temporary workers. “We rather see it as more of a structural or secular change, that our industry will be absorbi...


Blog: How star recruiters hunt

April 22, 2014

Tune out the white noise that is around the different sources of recruiting available, writes Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram in The Contingent Blog. Sriram discusses key takeaways from the Staffing Industry Executive Forum panel titled “Highest Bang to Buck Recruiting Tactics.” To read the bl...


Addison Group acquires HireStrategy

April 21, 2014

Chicago-based professional staffing firm Addison Group acquired HireStrategy, a professional staffing firm based in Reston, Va., that recently landed on the list of Best Staffing Firms to Work For. The transaction closed April 18 and terms of the transaction were not disclosed.HireStrategy's bran...


Small businesses report slight hiring decline

April 21, 2014

Small businesses are using a lean model to grow revenues without adding new staff, according to the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard survey for April.Revenue increases outpaced tax increases for small business owners, according the survey. One in three small business owners surveyed saw reven...


US leading index rises sharply in March

April 21, 2014

The U.S. leading economic index rose in March for the third consecutive month, The Conference Board reported today. The index rose 0.8 percent in March to a reading of 100.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in February and a 0.2 percent increase in January.“The March increase in the...


Role of administrative assistants changes

April 21, 2014

The role of the administrative assistant has expanded as businesses run leaner, according to a survey released today by Manpower, a division of ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN).Almost all respondents, 98 percent, said administrative roles have changed from five to 10 years ago. And most agree that repla...


Staffing Stream: How to select an ATS

April 21, 2014

Applicant tracking systems are like elbows — everyone has one, and everyone says theirs is a bit rougher than they would like, writes Jason Berkowitz in a new post in The Staffing Stream. Berkowitz, vice president of client services at Seven Step RPO, discusses a few items to consider during your...


Web: Pennsylvania bill would end employment agency licensing

April 21, 2014

Lancasteronline.com reports a Pennsylvania bill to do away with licensing for certain employment agencies received House approval. The licensing targeted firms that charge job-seekers for finding employment. To read the story, click here.


Staffing firm owner jailed over factoring fraud

April 18, 2014

A former Florida staffing firm owner was sentenced to 10 years in prison in a scheme that caused a loss of more than $2.7 million to a factoring company, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.Otto Biltres, 42, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., submitted a series of fraudulent invoices to TempPay Inc., an O...


Feds sue over unpaid wages for hotel workers

April 18, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor filed two lawsuits in the federal district court in Columbus seeking back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages for 89 workers at five Columbus, Ohio-area hotels.One lawsuit addresses violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime pro...