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General Employment regains listing compliance

January 14, 2015

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB) is back in compliance with the NYSE MKT LLC listing policies. The Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based staffing provider reported it received a letter from the listing Exchange, dated Jan. 9, that it resolved the continued listing deficiency and is no l...


Florida signs up with feds to fight IC misclassification

January 14, 2015

Florida signed a memorandum of understanding to crack down on misclassification of employees as independent contractors, the US Department of Labor reported yesterday.Florida is the 17th state to sign a memorandum of understanding with the DOL as part of its misclassification initiative. Alabama,...


Elance-oDesk reports its US online staffing spend up 30%

January 14, 2015

Spend going through Elance-oDesk by US businesses in 2014 reached $604 million, a 30 percent increase from 2013, the online staffing firm reported today in its 2014 US Online Work Report.Elance-oDesk’s reported its community crossed the 13.5 million mark by the close of 2014, inclu...


Tech talent leads management concerns, survey finds

January 14, 2015

Finding and hiring top technology talent is the biggest concern for 42% of managers, according to the Harris Allied 2014 Tech Hiring and Retention Survey conducted by Manhattan-based executive search firm Harris Allied. This is consistent with the findings of Harris Allied’s surveys conducted in...


Tech, creative salaries to rise in Canada, according to Robert Half

January 14, 2015

Salaries in the technology and creative fields are expected to continue their upward trend in 2015, according to the 2015 Salary Guides from Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group, divisions of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).Companies are making larger investments in digital in...


Work Market names new CEO

January 13, 2015

Work Market today announced Stephen DeWitt joined the company in late December as chief executive officer. He replaced company co-founder Jeffrey Leventhal, recognized on Staffing Industry Analysts’ The Staffing 100 list of influential people in the industry. Leventhal remains with the company in...


US job openings rise in November but hiring falls

January 13, 2015

The number of US job openings in November rose 2.9 percent from October to 5.0 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings level increased over the year for many industries, including professional and business services, h...


Page Group North America gross profit up 20%

January 13, 2015

Page Group, a London-based professional staffing firm, reported fourth-quarter gross profit in its North America unit rose 20.3 percent year over year on a constant currency basis.Fourth-quarter gross profit for Page Group’s Americas segment — which also includes Latin America and Brazil — was £1...


TSR revenue rises 19.5%

January 13, 2015

Information technology staffing firm TSR Inc. (NASD: TSRI) reported revenue rose 19.5 percent year over year to $14.5 million in its fiscal second quarter ended Nov. 30, 2014. The Hauppauge, N.Y.-based firm reported net income attributable to TSR increased to $141,000 from $32,000 in the prior-ye...


Workers on tap — Web

January 13, 2015

The Economist reports the rise of the on-demand economy poses difficult questions for workers, companies and politicians. For the story, click here.