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Recruit invests in Boston tech firm

November 17, 2015

Recruit Holdings Co., the world’s sixth-largest staffing firm, invested in DataRobot Inc., a Boston-based provider of platforms for general machine learning. Recruit also formed a partnership between DataRobot and the Recruit Institute of Technology, the artificial intelligence research laboratory...

OSHA cites Texas manufacturer, Manpower

November 17, 2015

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited MooreCo Inc., a Temple, Texas-based furniture manufacturer, for three repeated and six serious violations and placed the company in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program. The agency also cited Manpower Group US Inc.,...

OSHA seeks comments for updated safety and health program management guidelines

November 17, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking public comment on an updated version of its voluntary Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines.

First published in 1989, the guidelines are being updated to reflect modern technology and practices. The guidelines...

NRLB ruling ‘knife-to-the-throat’ — Staffing quote of the week

November 17, 2015

“This is a knife-to-the-throat issue for the franchise model,” Matt Haller, a lobbyist at the International Franchise Association, told The Washington Post in an article about the National Labor Relations Board’s ruling in the Browning-Ferris Industries case. “But it’s not just franchising....

Command Center revenue falls 10.3% in Q3

November 16, 2015

Command Center Inc. (OTC: CCNI) reported revenue fell 10.3% year over year in the third quarter to $24.9 million.

Revenue from branches outside North Dakota rose 6.5% compared to the year-ago period, but a 47% decline from the company’s seven North Dakota branches offset the increase. Command Center...

Mexico: Outsourcing grows 7.1%

November 16, 2015

The Mexican Association of Human Capital Companies (AMECH) announced outsourced employment, defined in this case as agency work, grew 7.1% from January to July 2015 compared to the same period in the prior year. Outsourcing companies have created 150,000 jobs. 

AMECH’s monthly report pointed out...

Lawsuit filed against employment agencies, restaurants in Chicago’s Chinatown

November 16, 2015

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit against three unlicensed employment agencies and two suburban Chinese buffet-style restaurants alleging violations of the US Civil Rights Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act and the state’s minimum wage law in their treatment of immigrant Latino...

Protiviti acquires BI firm

November 16, 2015

Protiviti Inc., Robert Half International Inc.’s consulting division, acquired the assets of Decision First Technologies, a privately held company specializing in business intelligence and SAP solutions.

DFT joined Protiviti's data management and advanced analytics solution group, enhancing its ability...

Survey finds email is best company-wide communication tool, social media least desired

November 16, 2015

Company-wide emails are the go-to communication platform for more than half of small and midsize businesses, according to a survey released by GetApp, a cloud-based business app marketplace. Social media was the least desired method.

These digital channels eclipsed the more tangible, traditional methods,...

Staffing 100: Send your nominations for the 2016 list

November 16, 2015

We are now accepting nominations for our 2016 list of North America staffing industry achievers, 100 men and women who have made a difference to the staffing industry. The list is not a ranking, but an aggregation of the 100 men and women who have influenced the world of contingent work. The list...