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President addresses paid sick leave, minimum wage

January 21, 2015

President Obama proposed restructuring the Family and Medical Leave Act to include paid parental leave and paid sick leave in his 2015 State of the Union address delivered yesterday. The president also called for Congress to pass a law that makes sure a woman is paid the same as a man for doing t...


Work Market closes $20 million investment

January 21, 2015

Online staffing firm Work Market raised $20 million in growth capital. The investment was led by Union Square Ventures, with participation by Spark Capital, SoftBank Capital, Industry Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.“Businesses of all sizes are grappling with the need to identify and implement f...


Revenue at P2P Staffing rises 18% in Q4

January 21, 2015

P2P Staffing Corp., a privately held, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based professional staffing company, reported revenue rose 18 percent year over year in the fourth quarter to $39.3 million from $33.3 million in the fourth quarter of last year.P2P reported revenue of $154.2 million for full-year 2014,...


The Training Associates promotes new CEO

January 21, 2015

The Training Associates, a Westborough, Mass.-based trainer staffing, promoted Maria Melfa to CEO. She succeeds Vic Melfa, who will remain with the company as chairman.Maria Melfa co-founded The Training Associates in 1994 and has served as president since 2007, responsible for the day-to-da...


Median earnings of full-time workers rise 1.7% in Q4

January 21, 2015

Median weekly earnings of US full-time wage and salary workers rose 1.7% year over year in the fourth quarter to $799 (not seasonally adjusted), the US Bureau of Labor Statistics announced today.Women who usually worked full time had median weekly earnings of $724, or 82.1 percent of the $882 med...


Wisconsin latest state to join feds in misclassification fight

January 21, 2015

Wisconsin signed a memorandum of understanding to crack down on misclassification of employees as independent contractors, the US Department of Labor reported yesterday. The duration is for three years.“Working with the states is an important tool in ending misclassification,” said Karen Chaikin,...


On Assignment to sell physician staffing unit for $123 million

January 20, 2015

On Assignment Inc. (NYSE: ASGN) agreed to sell its physician staffing segment, Vista Staffing Solutions Inc., to Envision Healthcare (NYSE: EVHC) for $123.0 million.Vista provides locum tenens staffing and permanent placement services for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants....


TrueBridge names former CDI exec as new president

January 20, 2015

TrueBridge Resources appointed Donna Carroll as president effective this month. She replaces Jeff Busch, who retired at the end of 2014 after 15 years with the firm and its parent company, North Highland.Carroll most recently was VP at CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI), an engineering and IT staffing firm. S...


Canadian staffing index flat in December

January 20, 2015

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of staffing activity in Canada, was unchanged year over year at a reading of 101 in December. However, the index fell 9% sequentially from the November index value of 111.“Throughout 2014, we observed a trend of modest year-over-year declines in the index,”...


US ranks fourth in talent index

January 20, 2015

The United States ranked fourth in producing, retaining and attracting talent, according to the second edition of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index. This marks an improvement from a No. 9 ranking in last year’s index.The index features 93 countries and measures a nation’s competitiveness ba...