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IT firms to add staff in 2015, report finds

November 14, 2014

Most IT organizations plan to increase IT staff headcount, according to the IT spending and staff outlook for 2015 released by Computer Economics. However, capital spending on data center and network infrastructure will remain lackluster.More than half of IT organizations will increase IT staff h...


People: Lucas Group, Career Partners, Options Group, and more

November 14, 2014

Lucas Group, an Atlanta-based executive search firm, tapped Steven Robinson to lead the firm’s national IT practice group. Robinson previously was regional vice president for Robert Half TSS operations in Houston. Lucas Group also appointed Justin Laliberte as managing partner for the firm’s IT p...


Calian revenue falls 5% on decline in government spending

November 13, 2014

Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX: CTY) reported revenue fell 5.3 percent to C$54.4 million (US$48.8 million) in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Sept. 30. The Ottawa-based firm cited continued contraction in government spending. For the full fiscal year, revenue fell 9.1 percent to $211.3 million (US...


US job openings fall in September but hiring rises

November 13, 2014

The number of US job openings in September edged down 2.4 percent from August to 4.7 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The level of job openings decreased for arts, entertainment, and recreation. The job openings rate — a measur...


Hudson Global proposes governance changes

November 13, 2014

Hudson Global Inc. (NASD: HSON) plans to propose governance changes at its 2015 annual meeting of stockholders, the New York-based professional staffing firm announced today. The meeting is expected to be held in April or May of 2015.The proposed governance changes, which were approved by the com...


Calian CEO to retire, board names successor

November 13, 2014

Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX: CTY) announced long-time President and CEO Ray Basler will retire effective March 31. The positions of president and CEO will go to Kevin Ford, who currently leads the company’s business and technology services segment, which includes staffing.“Ray has led the compa...


IT jobs growth ticks up after nine-month downward trend

November 13, 2014

The number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.2 percent in October compared to September, reversing a nine-month downward trend, the TechServe Alliance reported. IT jobs totaled 4.70 million.Meanwhile, the number of US engineering jobs rose by 0.1 percent in October from the previous month to approximat...


New Hampshire joins feds in independent contractor misclassification fight

November 13, 2014

New Hampshire signed a memorandum of understanding to crack down on misclassification of employees as independent contractors, the US Department of Labor reported yesterday.New Hampshire is the 17th state to sign a memorandum of understanding with the DOL as part of its misclassification initiati...


Jobless claims average rises by 6,000, total is up 12,000

November 13, 2014

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week rose by 6,000 to a total of 285,000 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 279,000, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. Last week’s average was lowest...


Saying farewell to the ‘staffing’ stigma — Staffing Stream

November 13, 2014

The word “staffing” was taboo back in the day, but the stigma is fading fast, writes Lisa Maxwell in The Staffing Stream. Maxwell is managing partner at executive search firm Gerard Stewart. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog where issues, trends and views from all corners...