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Web: The most in-demand (and aging) engineering jobs

September 12, 2014

Forbes reports on the most in-demand engineering jobs in the U.S. and which ones have the oldest workforces that will need to be replaced in the next five to 10 years. To read the story, click here.


Robert Half reports CFO hiring plans

September 12, 2014

Chief financial officers in Detroit and Philadelphia plan the most hiring in the next six months, each with 25 percent planning to add new professional-level positions, according to new professional employment forecasts from Robert Half. CFOs in Houston followed with 24 percent planning to add st...


People: DHR, Michael Page, Knightsbridge, Lucas Group …

September 12, 2014

DHR International Inc., a Chicago-based executive search firm, hired Kate Quinn as executive vice president for its financial services group. Quinn will be based out of the firm's New York office. She previously was a partner at Boyden Global Executive Search.Michael Page International plc, a Lon...


AESC elects new CEO

September 11, 2014

The Association of Executive Search Consultants’ board elected Karen Greenbaum as president and CEO, effective Oct. 27. She succeeds Peter Felix, who intends to retire at the end of 2014 after 16 years as AESC’s CEO.Greenbaum spent three decades with Mercer Consulting, rising from consultant to p...


General Employment acquires Nextaff, Employment Edge operator

September 11, 2014

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB) acquired Pivot Companies LLC, which operates three brands: Nextaff, a franchised back-office support system for staffing companies. Employment Edge, a provider of professional employer organization services. Staff Systems, a private back-...


Hotel operator to forfeit $2 million after managers start temp firms

September 11, 2014

Grand America Hotels and Resorts agreed last week to forfeit $1.95 million after an investigation found operational managers at the hotel company had formed temp firms to hire undocumented workers, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah announced.The incident unfolded during an audit of the hotel co...


Aequor buys life sciences staffing practice

September 11, 2014

Aequor Technologies, an information technology consulting and solutions company based in Piscataway, N.J., acquired Sound Advice’s life sciences staff augmentation practice. Sound Advice’s largest customers are Pfizer and Zoetis.The transaction closed Aug. 25; terms were not disclosed. The Sound...


California governor signs paid sick leave bill

September 11, 2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown expanded paid sick leave coverage in California by signing the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.The legislation, AB 1522, requires employers to provide paid sick leave to employees who work 30 or more days within a year from commencement of employment,...


US jobless claims average edges up by 750, total claims hit two-month high

September 11, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week rose by 750 to a total of 304,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised figure of 303,250, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.The four-week moving aver...


Why compliance really matters in RPO — Staffing Stream

September 11, 2014

An RPO’s clients can be at risk if compliance processes aren’t up to par, writes Ben Stoneham, CEO of NowWeComply, in The Staffing Stream. To read the post click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog where issues, trends and views from all corners of the staffing industry are discussed. Our ecosyste...