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EEOC issues performance report, secures more than $525 million in FY 2015

November 20, 2015

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission achieved record results in its enforcement efforts during its fiscal year 2015 ended Sept. 30, the agency reported in its annual Performance and Accountability Report.

EEOC secured more than $525 million for victims of discrimination in private, state and...

Business grads most in demand, NACE finds

November 20, 2015

Business graduates are most in demand among employers recruiting bachelor’s degree graduates from the class of 2016, the National Association of Colleges and Employers reported. Graduates in individual business majors are also in high demand.  

Almost 70% of respondents to NACE's Job Outlook 2016...

Canadian staffing index up in October but trending down over year

November 20, 2015

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of staffing activity in Canada, rose in October but continued its trend of moderate year-over-year declines. The index rose to a reading of 110 in October, up 4% from a reading of 107 in September but down 10% from a reading of 123 in October 2014.


West Virginia posts highest jobless rate in October

November 20, 2015

West Virginia posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in October at 6.9%, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. New Mexico and Nevada followed at 6.8% and 6.6% respectively.

The District of Columbia had a rate of 6.6%.

North Dakota posted the lowest unemployment...

Nursing home staffing company ordered to pay more than $700,000 in overtime case — Web

November 20, 2015

The Courier-Post reports a federal judge ordered Hackensack, N.J.-based Broadway Healthcare Management LLC to pay $636,410 in back wages to 150 workers it placed at 10 New Jersey nursing homes, plus $97,388 in legal and investigative costs.

People: Egon Zehnder, ZRG Partners, Day & Zimmermann, Slone Partners

November 20, 2015

Executive search firm Egon Zehnder appointed German Herrera as industrial practice leader for North America. Herrera has managed the firm’s Miami office since 2006. He joined Egon Zehnder in 1998 to oversee the opening of its office in Bogotá, Colombia. In addition to his work in the industrial, CEO...

Supplemental Health Care launches new RPO company

November 19, 2015

Supplemental Health Care, a Park City, Utah-based healthcare staffing firm, spun off its recruitment process outsourcing division into a new company, effective Nov. 18.

Clinical Magnet, a subsidiary of Supplemental Health Care, will provide RPO services for the healthcare industry and focus exclusively...

Barrett confirms delayed filing of third-quarter earnings report, receives Nasdaq notice

November 19, 2015

Barrett Business Services Inc. (NASD: BBSI) confirmed that the filing of its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2015, with the Securities and Exchange Commission will be delayed. The company also received a letter from Nasdaq, dated Nov. 12, stating that Barrett is non-compliant with Listing Rule...

Louisiana finds record number of IC misclassifications

November 19, 2015

The Louisiana Workforce Commission reports it is on track toward a second consecutive record-setting year in the identification of workers misclassified by employers as independent contractors. Through Nov. 12, LWC identified nearly 9,400 misclassified employees in audits of 865 companies. It expects...

US leading index suggests increased growth

November 19, 2015

The Conference Board’s US leading economic index rose sharply in October, suggesting continued expansion heading into the New Year. The index rose 0.6% in October to a reading of 124.1 (2010 = 100), following declines of 0.1% in both September and August.

“The US LEI rose sharply in October, with...