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Recruit deal to enable US expansion for crowdsourced translation firm

April 22, 2015

Recruit Holdings Co., the world’s fifth-largest staffing firm and the largest staffing firm in Japan, invested in Tokyo-based Gengo, Inc., a crowdsourcing translation service provider. Gengo plans to use the funds raised to develop new products and expand its customer base in the US.TechinAsia re...


Long Island plumbing firms settle in wage, misclassification case

April 22, 2015

Four Long Island heating and plumbing companies have settled a wage and hour dispute with the US Department of Labor for $1.42 million in back wages and liquidated damages.The case involved four Long Island City plumbing and heating contractors: Danica Group LLC; Copper Plumbing & Heating LLC...


Response less negative to minimum wage hikes, Express survey finds

April 22, 2015

Overall, views on raising the minimum wage are less negative than they were a year ago, according to a poll released by Express Employment Professionals. The online survey took place in March and included 837 business owners, HR professionals and employees.Of those surveyed, 59% said a minimum wa...


US economic outlook strong despite weak Q1, NABE reports

April 22, 2015

The US economic outlook remains strong despite a weak first quarter, according to the National Association for Business Economics in the release of its first-quarter business conditions survey of 77 NABE members.“Over the past three months, the prices of crude oil and the dollar have not had a ma...


US grads’ median starting salary is $45,478

April 22, 2015

The median starting salary for US bachelor’s degree grads in the class of 2014 was $45,478, according to the 2015 Spring Salary Survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.Engineering grads’ median starting salary was $64,367 while business grads’ average salary was $49,035, acco...


‘Write your own ticket’ in IT — staffing quote of the week

April 21, 2015

“Every industry needs IT people. It doesn’t matter if you’re transportation or health; everyone needs IT people,” the Green Bay Press Gazette quoted Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Associate Dean Julie Ebben-Matzke Ebben-Matzke as saying. “You can write your own ticket with IT. … That flexi...


ManpowerGroup Q1 revenue slips, but still up 6.6% in constant currency

April 21, 2015

Revenue at ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) fell 7.4% in the first quarter to $4.54 billion but rose 6.6% in constant currency. The Milwaukee-based staffing firm reported financial results in the quarter were significantly impacted by the stronger US dollar relative to several foreign currencies co...


Elance-oDesk names new CEO

April 21, 2015

Online staffing firm Elance-oDesk named Stephane Kasriel as CEO, effective April 20, and appointed him to its board of directors. Current CEO Fabio Rosati, who has led Elance-oDesk since its launch, named Kasriel as his successor and will remain a member of the board.Kasriel joined Elance-oDesk i...


Dice changes name to DHI Group Inc.

April 21, 2015

Job board operator Dice Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DHX) changed its name to DHI Group, Inc., the company announced today.The brand names and positioning of the company’s specialized websites and services will not change and the company’s Dice brand will remain, targeting technology and engineering prof...


The Newport Group acquires digital talent search firm

April 21, 2015

Executive search and consulting firm The Newport Group acquired Three Sixty Digital Talent, an executive search services provider targeting the programmatic, AdTech and data analytics industries.Encinitas, Calif.-based The Newport Group targets technical and senior management positions within the...