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MSX International promotes exec to CFO

February 18, 2015

MSX International promoted Sam Del Mar to VP and CFO of its global operations, responsible for managing and implementing the company’s financial strategy worldwide. The promotion took effect Jan. 1.Del Mar replaced former CFO Mike Muraske, who is now VP of MSXI’s staffing business.Based...


Canadian staffing index posts decline in January

February 18, 2015

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of staffing activity in Canada, fell to a reading of 98 in January, a decrease of 6% from the reading of 104 in January 2014. The index fell 3% sequentially from the December index value of 101.“Throughout 2014, we observed a trend of modest year-over-year d...


Survey finds 36% of oil and gas execs to lower headcount in 2015

February 18, 2015

Headcount reductions are expected in the oil and gas industry this year, according to a survey by retained executive search firm Pearson Partners International. The survey of senior oil and gas executives found 36% expect lower headcount in 2015. That compares with about 22% who expect to gr...


Select Staffing terminates former leader, alleges $2.7 million diversion of funds

February 17, 2015

New Koosharem Corp., the corporate holding company of the Select Staffing/EmployBridge family of companies, announced its board of directors has terminated D. Stephen Sorensen’s employment for cause.The Select Family of Staffing Companies completed its $410 million acquisition of EmployBridge on...


Aequor acquires therapist staffing firm

February 17, 2015

Aequor Healthcare Services, a healthcare staffing company headquartered in New Jersey, acquired Therapy Staff LLC of Plymouth, Mich.The transaction closed Feb. 13; terms were not disclosed.This is Aequor’s sixth acquisition in 24 months. The others are ID Medical Group, Lititz Healthcare and MedS...


Projected Canadian salary increases edge down

February 17, 2015

Many Canadian organizations lowered their projections for 2015 salary increases, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Mid-Year Pulse Check of its annual compensation planning outlook survey. The average base salary increase for non-unionized workers is now expected to be 2.7%, down from...


Mexico indexes indicate no increase in growth pace, oil prices a concern

February 17, 2015

Mexico’s economic expansion will likely continue at its current pace in the months ahead, but it will face downside risks due to low oil prices, according to The Conference Board.The leading economic index for Mexico fell sharply in December, driven mainly by falling oil prices. However, November...


Remote work on the rise, Accountemps survey finds

February 17, 2015

The number of work-from-home and other remote working opportunities increased over the last three years, according to a survey released by Accountemps, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). More than one-third of CFOs, 36%,  said the number of work-from-home and other rem...


Only hires through an agency — staffing quote of the week

February 17, 2015

“It’s getting harder to use somebody as a subcontractor,” The New York Times quoted Gary Cuozzo, owner of the ISG Software Group, as saying in a story about the IRS emphasizing the distinction between employees and self-employed independent contractors this year. “Everything has gotten so complic...


Little change in US forecast for GDP, job growth estimates up

February 13, 2015

The outlook for US gross domestic product over the next four years is little changed from three months ago, according to the new first-quarter Survey of Professional Forecasters released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. However, the 39 forecasters surveyed revised upward their e...