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Survey says 41% of small businesses to add jobs

August 14, 2014

An increased number of small business owners think we are in an economic rebound and indicate a slight uptick in business activity, but plans to add employees and boost compensation levels are tepid, according to a business confidence survey released today by professional employer organization In...


Tennessee Staffing Association relaunches

August 14, 2014

The Tennessee Staffing Association, a chapter of the American Staffing Association, started up again this month. The chapter discontinued during the recession due to a lack of support. “Staffing business owners and managers were more concerned with survival than supporting the chapter and un...


US jobless claims average rises by 2,000, initial claims at six-week high

August 14, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week rose by 2,000 to a total of 295,750 from the previous week’s upwardly revised figure of 293,750, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.The four-week moving av...


Best paying jobs for US workers with high school degrees

August 14, 2014

As of this year, 115 occupations require a high school diploma and pay $20 per hour or more on average, according to an analysis from CareerBuilder and EMSI. Seventy percent of those jobs typically require moderate to long-term on-the-job training or apprenticeships, and 30 percent typically requ...


Recruitment is lucrative — Staffing Stream

August 14, 2014

Early on, many business leaders didn’t have a full understanding of what recruitment process outsourcing was, but they wanted to stay ahead of the innovation curve, writes Lisa Maxwell in The Staffing Stream. Maxwell, managing partner at executive search firm Gerard Stewart, discusses the evoluti...


Allied, advanced practice benchmarking survey opens

August 14, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Allied Health and Advanced Practice Benchmarking Survey is now open. This survey is for any company that provides temporary staffing of allied health or advanced practice (e.g., CRNA, nurse practitioner, physician assistant) workers. Companies that complete the su...


CDI taps former Sears, Lehman exec as new CEO

August 13, 2014

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) named Scott Freidheim as CEO, effective Sept. 15. Freidheim’s past roles include president of Kenmore, Craftsman and Diehard at Sears. He had joined Sears Holdings in January 2009 as executive vice president, operating and support businesses.Most recently, Freidheim served a...


RCM revenue up 17% in Q2

August 13, 2014

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD GM: RCMT) — a provider of engineering, IT and healthcare staffing — reported revenue rose 16.8 percent in the second quarter to $49.5 million. However, the Pennsauken, N.J.-based firm’s gross margin narrowed to 26.2 percent in the second quarter from 26.6 percent in th...


Bullhorn acquires VMS integration firm

August 13, 2014

Staffing software provider Bullhorn last week acquired The Code Works, a firm that integrates customer relationship management software with vendor management systems.The Code Works’ cloud-based “VMS Access” offering works with more than 40 different VMS platforms at more than 350 end clients. It...


Summer youth employment relatively flat

August 13, 2014

The number of employed youth, those between 16 and 24 years old, rose by 401,000 to 20.1 million, or 51.9 percent of the overall youth population, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.Unemployment among youth rose by 913,000 between April and July, more than last year’s increase of...