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Staffing providers, Target Field temp workers reach agreement — Web

October 6, 2015

MinnPost reports Minnesota Sportservice, the local subsidiary of Delaware North — the company that contracts the temp agencies who hire workers for Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins baseball team — last week reached an agreement with temporary staffing agencies and temp workers to meet some...

Randstad Healthcare gets new president

October 5, 2015

Randstad US appointed Abigail Tremble as president of Randstad Healthcare. Tremble will provide operational oversight of Randstad Healthcare’s national recruiting and staffing organization while also positioning the business line for exponential growth.

Tremble most recently was executive VP of national...

Heidrick & Struggles buys UK-based leadership advisory firm

October 5, 2015

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) acquired Co Company, a London-based leadership advisory firm.

The transaction closed Oct. 1, and Co Company will integrate into Heidrick & Struggles-branded Leadership Consulting.

The all-cash terms included initial consideration...

General Employment acquires Colorado IT staffing firm

October 5, 2015

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB), an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based staffing firm, acquired Denver-based Access Data Consulting Corp., an IT staffing and consulting firm based in Denver.

General Employment acquired 100% of Access Data’s common stock for a combination of cash, stock...

Private equity firm acquires Florida PEO

October 5, 2015

Tenex Capital Management acquired Progressive Employer Management Company (PEMCO), a professional employer organization based in Sarasota, Fla., and plans to grow the PEO through organic growth and additional add-on acquisitions.

The transaction closed Sept. 1; terms of the transaction were not disclosed....

Hudson’s new board member was CFO of Robert Walters, Michael Page

October 5, 2015

Hudson Global Inc. (NASD: HSON), a New York-based staffing provider, appointed Ian Nash to its board of directors, effective Oct. 2. Nash will serve as chairman of the audit committee, replacing Richard Stolz, who stepped down from the board on Oct. 2.

Nash has nearly 30 years of experience in the recruitment...

US employment index edges up in September

October 5, 2015

The Conference Board’s US employment trends index edged up in September to a reading of 128.76 from August’s downwardly revised reading of 128.66. The September reading is up 4.6% from the same month a year ago.  

“While Friday’s job report was a disappointment, and the trend in job...

US nonmanufacturing index decelerates in September

October 5, 2015

Economic activity in the US nonmanufacturing sector increased in September but at a slower pace than August. The Institute for Supply Management’s nonmanufacturing composite index fell to a reading of 56.9 from August’s reading of 59.0.

A reading above 50 indicates expansion in the sector.


US adds 4,600 temp jobs, overall job growth misses expectations

October 2, 2015

The US gained 4,600 temp jobs in September, but the year-over-year growth rate slowed for the third consecutive month, according to seasonally adjusted data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, the US added fewer nonfarm jobs overall than forecast.

August’s gain in temp jobs was revised...

Harvey Nash US revenue up 21% in first half of year

October 2, 2015

Harvey Nash Group plc, a London-based information technology staffing and services, reported US revenue rose 21.3% to US$40.6 million in the first half of 2015 compared to the first half of last year. Gross margin for the US rose to 26.8% from 24.1%.

The company reported that demand for technology talent...