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Staffing 360 applies for Nasdaq listing

October 14, 2014

Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: STAF) filed an application for uplisting its common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market, the company announced today.The listing is dependent on the company meeting all of the necessary listing requirements of Nasdaq, and the company said it has already achieved...


Quote of the week: Microsoft CEO’s “completely wrong” advice to women asking for a raise

October 14, 2014

Bloomberg reports Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella created a controversy with remarks made while onstage at a conference on women in technology.In response to a question about what he would tell women who are hesitant to ask for a raise, Nadella said, “It’s not really about asking for the raise, but k...


CloudFactory raises $3 million

October 13, 2014

CloudFactory, a human cloud platform that uses a crowd managed in person, raised $3 million in a Series A offering. The series was led by David Clouse, founder of vacation rental site VRBO.com, with other institutional and angel investors participating.“Their model is a rather unique one that lev...


Staffing 360 rebrands Poolia UK

October 13, 2014

Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: STAF) this week will rebrand its Poolia UK operations to Longbridge 360. Poolia UK and Staffing 360's Longbridge Recruitment operations combined forces and moved into new corporate offices in London in April.Staffing 360 acquired Poolia UK Ltd., a subsidiary of...


ADP: One-third of midsize businesses fined for non-compliance

October 13, 2014

More than one-third of midsize businesses have been fined or penalized for not complying with laws pertaining to how they manage their workforce, according to a new study released today by the ADP Research Institute. Of those fined, 58 percent did not know how much the fines cost and 47 perc...


Healthcare gains 22,600 jobs in September, report finds

October 13, 2014

Healthcare gained a moderately strong 22,600 jobs in September, and revisions to July and August showed a net increase of 3,300 jobs, according to the Health Sector Economic Indicators briefs released by the Altarum Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending.The six-month average job gain...


Erecruit acquires onboarding provider

October 13, 2014

Erecruit Holdings LLC, a provider of enterprise software for staffing firms, acquired eStaff365, a cloud-based onboarding solution targeting the staffing industry.The transaction closed last week; terms were not disclosed.EStaff365 provides electronic onboarding with secure digital signatures, I9...


How to hire top sales pros — Staffing Stream

October 13, 2014

When filling sales positions, companies tend to play it safe, favoring experienced professionals with deep contact lists and multimillion-dollar sales deals under their belts, writes Henry Schuck in The Staffing Stream. However, these shiny qualifications aren’t a fit for all companies. Schuck, c...


Canada adds 74,000 jobs; unemployment rate falls

October 10, 2014

Canada added 74,000 jobs in September, and the unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent — the lowest since December 2008, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. Adjusted to US standards, the unemployment rate in Canada was 5.9 percent — the same as in the US.Mo...


Online PEO receives $6 million investment

October 10, 2014

Justworks, a New York-based provider of technology-based PEO services, raised $6 million in Series A funding let by Thrive Capital with additional participation from Index Ventures.The company offers a free “starter” package for managing independent contractor payments and 1099 filings. It’s prem...