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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...

Average holiday bonus this year is $858, survey finds

November 19, 2015

The average holiday bonus this year is expected to be $858, according to a survey released by Jacksonville Fla.-based Accounting Principals. Two-thirds of HR and hiring managers, 67%, reported their company plans to give monetary holiday bonuses this year

Of the 33% not planning to give monetary bonuses...

Jobless claims average up by 3,000 but total claims fall

November 19, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 3,000 last week to 270,750 from the previous week’s unrevised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.

The four-week moving average decreases the volatility...

AMN to acquire B.E. Smith for $160 million

November 18, 2015

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest US healthcare staffing firm, agreed to acquire B.E. Smith, an executive search firm specializing in healthcare, for $160 million in cash.

Founded in 1978, B.E. Smith provides senior-level leadership services including interim leadership, executive...

Caldwell Partners revenue up 16%

November 18, 2015

The Caldwell Partners (TSX: CWL.TO), a Toronto-based executive search firm, reported revenue rose 16.4% year over year to C$15.4 million (US$11.7 million) in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Aug. 31. The Caldwell Partners has operations in Canada, the US and Europe. In July, the company formed a strategic...

Recruit invests in San Francisco payments system firm

November 18, 2015

Recruit Holdings Co., the world’s sixth-largest staffing firm, invested in Align Commerce Corp., a San Francisco-based international payments system firm using blockchain technology.

The investment was made by RSP Fund No. 6 LLC, operated by Recruit Strategic Partners. The amount invested was not announced....

Cash is most common holiday bonus, Express Employment survey says

November 18, 2015

Almost one-quarter, 23%, of businesses plan to give cash as a holiday bonus, according to a poll released today by Express Employment Professionals. In a separate survey, workers were also asked what type of bonus they want, with a combination of benefits topping the list at 45%.

Business were asked,...

Randstad Sourceright adds execs to leadership team

November 18, 2015

Managed service provider Randstad Sourceright added four executives to its MSP leadership team.

“Faced with significant talent gaps, rampant skills shortages and changing worker preferences, companies around the world recognize the need to adopt a robust contingent labor strategy to access in-demand...