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Workers sue Disney over H-1B move — Web

February 2, 2016

International Business Times reported Walt Disney Company responded to a pair of lawsuits alleging that it laid off American workers only to replace them with foreigners who were in the country on H-1B visas. Disney said the lawsuit isn’t based in truth and challenged claims by former employees that...

BG Staffing previews earnings

February 1, 2016

BG Staffing Inc. (NYSE MKT: BGSF) expects to report full-year 2015 revenue increase 25.9% from 2014 to $217.5 million, the company announced in an earnings preview today. On a pro forma basis, the company expects to report revenue rose 9.9% to $245.8 million in 2015 from $223.7 million 2014. Pro forma...

Temp staffing revenue growth accelerates to 10% in Pulse check

February 1, 2016

US temporary staffing revenue rose a median 10% year over year in December among staffing firms taking part in Staffing Industry Analysts’ monthly Pulse Survey. The 10% growth in November is a slight acceleration from the 9% growth rate reported in November.

“December’s numbers revealed that November’s...

JW Michaels invests in Atlanta search firm ExecuSource

February 1, 2016

JW Michaels & Co., an executive search firm headquartered in New York, expanded into the Atlanta market through a majority investment in Atlanta-based ExecuSource Inc.

The transaction closed Jan. 4; terms were not disclosed.

The ExecuSource brand, which operates one office in Atlanta, will remain and...

PEO software firm PrismHR acquires Summit Software

February 1, 2016

PEO software firm PrismHR acquired fellow PEO software provider Summit Software, according to an announcement today.

PrismHR provides payroll, benefits and HR software to professional employer organizations and administrative services organization. Summit Software also provides HR and payroll management...

ISM manufacturing index contracts in January

February 1, 2016

The US manufacturing sector contracted in January, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers index for US manufacturing. January’s index reading was 48.2, up from December’s reading of 48.0. However, readings below 50.0, generally, indicate contracting.

January’s report...

Canadian manufacturing PMI shows signs of stabilization

February 1, 2016

The Royal Bank of Canada’s Canadian manufacturing purchasing managers’ index rose to a reading of 49.3 in January, up from December's survey-record low of 47.5 but below the neutral 50.0 threshold for the sixth consecutive month.

“While Canadian business conditions continued to deteriorate in January,...

Q4 GDP growth slows, weakness in oil and gas

January 29, 2016

US real GDP ended 2015 on a weak note. It increased at an annual rate of 0.7% in the fourth quarter, down from 2.0% in the third quarter, according to an advance estimate from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis released today.

In a research report, TD economics Senior Economist James Marple said weakness...

QPS Employment Group promotes two to president

January 29, 2016

QPS Employment Group, a Wisconsin-based staffing firm, promoted Mark Immekus to president and chief sales officer and Dan McNulty to president and chief operating officer.

Immekus joined QPS in 1986 and previously held the title of executive VP and CSO. Immekus oversees the company’s sales force and...

VMS provider Fieldglass updates brand as SAP Fieldglass

January 29, 2016

Software giant SAP announced earlier this month a unified brand for its Fieldglass VMS, Ariba, hybris and SuccessFactors solutions and services.

The brands will be SAP Fieldglass, SAP Ariba, SAP Hybris and SAP SuccessFactors.

“We believe a unified SAP brand will offer clarity to our customers and ecosystem...