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Quote of the week: H-1B visas

April 15, 2014

“We need to fix our broken immigration system and ensure that our country continues to be a magnet for the best and the brightest, including those who would be eligible to contribute on H-1B visas,” NBC News quoted Kate Hansen, a spokesperson for FWD.us, as saying in a story about the tech indust...

Blog: It’s a new world: Margins stable

April 15, 2014

The penetration/adoption of vendor management systems by large companies has lowered margins and created an efficient market place. However, the days of putting the squeeze on the supplier are over, writes Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram in The Contingent Blog. For the post, click here.

Government to pay $565,000 in attorneys’ fees in IC case

April 14, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor will pay $565,000 in attorneys’ fees to Texas company Gate Guard Services L.P. after the company won its misclassification case against the government agency, attorneys for Gate Guard announced last week.The attorneys’ fees were awarded by U.S. District Court in Texas...

Ciber settles proxy contest, makes board changes

April 14, 2014

Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR) announced a new director, Richard Coleman Jr., and the retirement of board member Archibald McGill, who had served as director since 1998. The change in directors at the Greenwood, Colo.-based information technology staffing and solutions firm comes as part of a deal t...

Onyx M.D. names new president

April 14, 2014

Physician staffing firm Onyx M.D. announced Jim Chandler last week replaced Robert Moghim, M.D., as president of the company. Chandler had served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Onyx M.D. since he co-founded the company with CEO Robert Moghim, M.D. in 2005.“Dr. Moghim i...

Firm acquires Chicago-based IT direct hire provider

April 14, 2014

Next Step Systems acquired Parallel Partners, a provider direct hire staffing of information technology professionals with a headquarters office in Chicago.“We’ve had a strategic alliance with them for many years,” said Mike Stapinski, president of Next Step, which is also based in the Chicago ar...

Randstad Sourceright names MSP partners

April 14, 2014

Managed service provider Randstad Sourceright announced staffing supplier partners in its “2014 Premiersource Partnership Program.” The 2014 suppliers include Apex Systems Inc., APN Software Services, Cor-Tech, DISYS, ICONMA, Industrial Staffing, InfoTree Services, inSync Staffing LLC, Metas...

Company says California worst for employment tax laws

April 14, 2014

California is the state with the most complex and burdensome employment tax laws according to XpertHR’s new “Payroll Misery” index, which analyzes the degree of burden placed upon employers by each state’s payroll and employment tax laws. Tennessee ranked as the best state for employment tax laws...

Staffing Stream: How many job orders are driven through VMS?

April 14, 2014

Research on vendor management systems and job orders is discussed in a new Staffing Stream post by Aravinda Rao Souza, senior marketing manager at Bullhorn. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog where issues, trends and views from all corners of the staffing industry are disc...

More than twice as many H-1Bs sought as available

April 11, 2014

More than twice as many petitions for H-1B visas were filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services than there were visas available under the annual caps, the agency announced Thursday. The announcement reflects the strong demand for H-1B visas which go to skilled foreign temporary workers...