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Affordable Care Act response — staffing quote of the week

December 16, 2014

“The real culprit is that costs continue to go up; the ACA did nothing to reduce it. So a lot of small business don’t feel very positive about it,” Bill Lindsay, president of Lockton Mountain West Benefit Group, was quoted by the (Boulder, Colo.) Daily Camera newspaper in an article on the Afford...


Ohio staffing firm expands with acquisition

December 16, 2014

Barry Staffing, a staffing firm headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, acquired CS Staffing in Springfield, Ohio. Both firms target light industrial staffing.The transaction will close Jan. 1; terms were not disclosed. CS Staffing owner Cynthia Savage will not remain with the company and the brand will t...


Firm acquires legal staffing, document review startup

December 16, 2014

Clearwater Legal Staffing LLC and Choice Legal Solutions LLC, startups that provide document review, integrated e-discovery and legal staffing services, announced a merger of the two companies. Choice purchased all the assets of Clearwater and the transaction closed in the last week of September;...


Canada job openings hit two-year high

December 16, 2014

After holding steady for the past two years, Canada’s private sector vacancy rate is beginning to creep up, according to the latest Help Wanted report released today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.Job openings in full, part-time and temporary positions in Canada rose by 7,000...


Staffing firm names former Adecco exec as CEO

December 15, 2014

International staffing firm NES Global Talent appointed former Adecco executive Tig Gilliam as CEO. Gilliam had served as interim CEO at NES since May 2014; the company announced the new appointment last week.Gilliam previously served as operating partner at private equity firm AEA Investors, whi...


OSHA cites nail polish plant, two staffing providers

December 15, 2014

Staffing buyer Fiabila USA Inc. faces a potential of $109,200 in penalties for 23 serious safety violations and two other-than-serious violations at its nail polish factory in Mine Hill, N.J., the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Friday. Two staffing firms are also being...


IT jobs up 0.1% in US, TechServe Alliance reports

December 15, 2014

The number of IT and engineering jobs in the US rose in November compared to October, the TechServe Alliance reported.IT jobs rose 0.1 percent sequentially in November to a total of approximately 4.70 million, according to the TechServe Alliance. The number was up 3.3 percent on a year-over-year...


Mexico Q1 hiring to remain steady, ManpowerGroup survey finds

December 15, 2014

A survey by ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) found 14 percent of employers in Mexico plan to increase staff and 4 percent plan to make reductions — the net employment outlook on a seasonally adjusted basis is 12 percent. Although the forecast indicates the hiring pace will remain steady through the...


Retaining staff should be high on your Christmas list — Staffing Stream

December 15, 2014

In the midst of the parties and presents, time off and trimmings, the most valuable (yet unacknowledged) gift a leader can “receive” is to retain their engaged, knowledgeable team members, writes Leigh Ann Pagnard in a new Staffing Stream post. Pagnard, founder and president of Crescendo and a st...


Microsoft gets temp foreign worker exemption in Canada — Web

December 15, 2014

The CBC announced Microsoft received an exemption to the rules governing bringing in of temporary foreign workers to Canada for a new human resources development center in British Columbia. The temporary foreign worker program has been a contentious issue, and some question the move to allow this...