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Staffing services increase, workers harder to find — Beige Book

October 16, 2014

Staffing services increased in many reporting Federal Reserve districts, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday. However, most districts had some employers reporting difficulty finding qualified workers for certain positions.Staffing services increased in New York...


US jobless claims average down 4,250 to 14-year low

October 16, 2014

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week fell by 4,250 to a total of 283,500 from the previous week’s unrevised figure of 287,750, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. This is the lowest level for th...


ASA index: Occupational therapist tops hardest-to-fill list

October 16, 2014

Occupational therapist is the hardest-to-fill occupation in the US, according to The American Staffing Association’s Skills Gap Index, a new quarterly index that tracks the number of hardest-to-fill occupations in the US. The index was announced at the organziation’s Staffing World show this week...


What frustrates tech pros at work?

October 16, 2014

Being stuck in a job with few opportunities for professional advancement would cause IT workers the most frustration, according to a new survey released by Robert Half Technology, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). An unmanageable workload and limited ability to learn new s...


Contingent worker quality has far-reaching impact — Staffing Industry Review

October 16, 2014

Buyers in any industry and their staffing suppliers should agree to a list of practices focused on keeping the contractor and their requestors happy and successful, writes John Heigl, a consultant for Eli Lilly and Company’s Global Flexible Staffing Services, in an article in Staffing Industry Re...


Fraudulent workers’ comp claims Part 2 — Staffing Stream

October 16, 2014

Because companies can pay back three times as much as carriers spend on workers’ comp claims, light duty assignments can save the company in the long run and help weed out fraudulent claims in the process, writes Andy Kohler in The Staffing Stream. Kohler and Brad Isaacs of Risk Transfer LLC prov...


CTPartners acquiring Austria-based firm

October 15, 2014

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (NYSE MKT: CTP) signed a letter of intent to acquire Austria-based Neumann, an executive search and leadership consulting firm. The transaction includes offices in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as across Eastern Europe.The deal is expected to close on o...


Employment services price index rises

October 15, 2014

The U.S. producer price index for employment services rose 2.0 percent in September compared to the same month a year ago to a level of 106.5, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Producer price indexes track the change in price received by service producers ove...


Legs & Regs: “Ban the box”

October 15, 2014

There is a growing national trend to “ban the box,” or prohibit questions about a job applicant’s criminal history on employment applications, according to the third-quarter North American issue of the Legs & Regs Advisor. The Advisor is produced by Staffing Industry Analysts in conjunction w...


Staffing 360 outlook revised upwards

October 15, 2014

Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: STAF) announced today revenue for the quarter ended Aug. 31 will be $33.4 million, an increase from the previously announced guidance of $32.0 million. Due to five acquisitions completed over the past year, this represents a year-over-year increase in revenue f...