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Acquisitions bolster CRS’ Q2 revenue

September 26, 2014

Corporate Resource Services Inc. (NASD: CRRS) Thursday reported revenue rose 23.6 percent to $246.1 million in its second quarter ended July 4. Acquisitions made at the end of 2013 fueled the increase and added $32.5 million in revenue. Excluding acquisitions, the company generated organic growth...


GDP estimate for Q2 gets upward revision

September 26, 2014

U.S. real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 4.6 percent in the second quarter, according to the third estimate by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The growth rate is up from the previous second-quarter estimate of 4.2 percent; it is significantly stronger than the first quarte...


EEOC sues legal staffing firm, claims age discrimination

September 26, 2014

Strategic Legal Solutions, a national legal staffing and legal project management services firm, allegedly violated federal law when it rejected a 70-year-old attorney when it discovered her age, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit filed yesterday.The EEOC claims...


Randstad: Advancing technology drives collaboration

September 26, 2014

Most employees, 60 percent, indicate they work better in a team than they do individually, and roughly the same number of respondents, 61 percent, report they now spend more time on collaborating with colleagues than they did five years ago, according to findings from Randstad’s latest Global Wor...


People: Petroplan, AlphaStaff, Korn Ferry, Lucas, Caldwell and more

September 26, 2014

Petroplan, a recruitment firm targeting the oil and gas industry, appointed Huw Rothwell as regional director for Houston. Rothwell previously spent 16 years with Michael Page, including 13 years in the US.AlphaStaff, a professional employer organization based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., promoted J...


Web: Jason Kenney faces foreign-worker fallout

September 26, 2014

The Huffington Post reports Canada’s Employment Minister Jason Kenney is taking a lot of criticism about his government's decision to reduce access to temporary foreign workers. To read the story, click here.


Interim Healthcare acquires Australian firm

September 25, 2014

Interim Healthcare Inc., a healthcare staffing and homecare franchisor, announced it entered the Australian market with the acquisition of Just Better Care.Just Better care was founded in 2006 and is based in Manly, Australia. It franchises in-home, non-medical and medical care services in Austra...


Willis Group names CFO

September 25, 2014

Willis Group, a Houston-based staffing provider, named Andrew Barbe as CFO, effective immediately. Barbe comes to Willis Group after holding similar leadership roles in the energy industry. His experience also includes positions as a director with a financial advisory firm and several years in th...


Staffing controller gets prison for embezzling more than $1.3 million

September 25, 2014

The former controller at a New York-based staffing firm who embezzled more than $1.3 million to buy expensive cars, jewelry and make mortgage payments among other things was sentenced to 2½ to 7½ years in prison, the New York County District Attorney’s office announced. The former controller, Rob...


Business analytics is new must-have skill, Robert Half finds

September 25, 2014

Business analytics is the new must-have skill set, according to a new survey from Robert Half Management Resources. Sixty-one percent of CFOs said expertise in business analytics, such as business intelligence and data mining, is mandatory for some or all of their accounting and finance employees...