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ManpowerGroup names global MSP practice leader

October 24, 2014

ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) promoted Jamiel Saliba to global MSP practice leader at ManpowerGroup Solutions, a new position within the company.Saliba has served as VP and general manager at TAPFIN since 2010; he will continue to lead TAPFIN North America operations. Prior to the VP and general...


Franklin-Belle merges with The Woodmansee Group

October 24, 2014

The Woodmansee Group, a retained executive search firm based in Ohio, merged operations with Nashville-based executive recruiting firm Franklin-Belle, which targets the healthcare industry.The transaction was completed about two weeks ago. Outside investments were not utilized to complete the mer...


Starting salaries to rise 3% for legal jobs

October 24, 2014

Starting salaries for legal professionals in the US are projected to increase by an average of 3 percent next year, according to the Robert Half Legal 2015 Salary Guide.Lawyers at small to midsize law firms should see greater-than-average salary gains. Among legal specialists, the largest gains i...


People: Ciber, @Work, PrideStaff, Labor Smart, SolTech, RSR, Beacon Hill and more

October 24, 2014

Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR), a Greenwood, Colo.-based information technology staffing and solutions firm, announced in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that Betsy Atkins notified the company of her decision to resign as a member of its board of directors, effective Oct. 16. Atkins’...


Tech firm fined for paying as little as $1.21 per hour — Web

October 24, 2014

The Associated Press reports a Silicon Valley technology company was fined for paying workers brought in from India as little as $1.21 per hour. For the story, click here.


Seaton acquisition boosts TrueBlue Q3 revenue

October 23, 2014

Third-quarter revenue at industrial staffing provider TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) rose 40.4 percent with a boost from its acquisition of Seaton, which operates the Staff Management | SMX, PeopleScout and other brands. TrueBlue closed the deal on the first day of its third quarter.Third-quarter reve...


Korn Ferry survey finds 71% plan salary increases next year

October 23, 2014

A survey by Korn Ferry International (NYSE: KFY) found 71 percent of executives plan to increase staff salaries next year; 27 percent expect no salary increases or decreases in 2015, and 2 percent plan salary decreases.The survey also found 90 percent plan to give year-end bonuses and 36 percent...


US leading index returns to growth in September

October 23, 2014

The US leading economic index rose in September, The Conference Board reported today. The index rose 0.8 percent in September to a reading of 14.4 (2004 = 100), following no change in August and a 1.1 percent increase in July.“The financial markets are reflecting turmoil and unease, but the data...


US jobless claims average falls to lowest level since 2000

October 23, 2014

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week fell by 3,000 to a total of 281,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised figure of 284,000, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. This is the lowest level...


Canadian staffing index posts modest year-over-year decline in September

October 23, 2014

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of staffing activity in Canada, fell to a reading of 114 in September, a decrease of 2 percent year over year from a reading of 116 in September 2013.“So far in 2014, we have observed a trend of modest year-over-year decline in the index,” said David Francis...