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AMN appoints VP of education and professional advancement

August 21, 2014

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm, hired Dr. Brenda Fischer as vice president of education and professional advancement. She will spearhead the Center for Professional Advancement.Fischer joined AMN in January as a consultant to develop strategy f...

US leading index rises in July

August 21, 2014

The U.S. leading economic index rose in July for the sixth consecutive month, The Conference Board reported today. The index rose 0.9 percent in July to a reading of 103.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.6 percent increase in June and a 0.6 percent increase in May.“The pace of economic activity remai...

US jobless claims average up 4,750; initial claims fall more than forecast

August 21, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week rose by 4,750 to a total of 300,750 from the previous week’s upwardly revised figure of 296,000, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.The four-week moving av...

How well does your training program stand out to candidates? — Staffing Stream

August 21, 2014

Your training program for candidates can set you apart from the competition, writes Sean Pomeroy in The Staffing Stream. Pomeroy, CEO of Visibility Software, discusses the importance of effective and modern training programs. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog where issues...

Construction employment up in 39 states

August 20, 2014

Construction firms added jobs in 39 states in July on a year-over-over basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Department of Labor data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America.Nevada posted the largest year-over-year percentage increase in construction employment in July a...

Corporate Resource Services releases Q1 results; announces Q2 coming by Nasdaq deadline

August 20, 2014

Corporate Resource Services Inc. (NASD: CRRS) on Tuesday announced financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended April 4. The company also reported it will file financial results for its second quarter by the date of Sept. 29 as stipulated in its compliance plan with the Nasdaq.The New Yor...

Canada – Staffing index trending down over year

August 20, 2014

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of staffing activity in Canada, fell to a reading of 113 in July, a decrease of 2 percent year over year from a reading of 115 in July 2013.“So far in 2014, we have observed a trend of modest year-over-year decline in the index,” said David Francis, research...

Survey indicates wage pressure in the Midwest

August 20, 2014

The pressure to fill positions is increasing in the Midwest, where almost half of companies have open positions due to a lack of candidates, according to an employment forecasting survey by QPS Employment Group, a privately held staffing firm based in Brookfield, Wis.More than 70 percent of compa...

Web: How to identify soft skills in IT job candidates

August 20, 2014

CIO.com reports the skill set of the ideal IT employee has changed and discusses how companies identify whether a job candidate has the “soft skills” to bridge the gap between IT and the rest of the business. To read the article, click here.

Caldwell Partners expands to Europe with London acquisition

August 19, 2014

The Caldwell Partners (TSX: CWL), a Toronto-based executive search firm with operations in Canada and the U.S., agreed to acquire Hawksmoor Search, a London-based executive search firm targeting the insurance industry. Although Caldwell had a presence in London in the early 1980s, the deal marks...