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Web: Kansas court, NLRB rule against FedEx in IC opinions

October 10, 2014

The Supreme Court of Kansas and the National Labor Relations Board issued lengthy, comprehensive opinions finding FedEx misclassified its home delivery and ground drivers as independent contractors, writes attorneys for Pepper Hamilton in Lexology. For the story click here.

Staffing 100 list of industry leaders published

October 9, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts released its annual North American Staffing 100 list of some of the most influential people in the staffing industry. This is the fourth year publishing the list of industry leaders, who have in some way impacted the world of contingent work.The list does not rank the i...

TSR revenue rises 13%

October 9, 2014

Information technology staffing firm TSR Inc. (NASD: TSRI) reported revenue rose 13.2 percent year over year to $13.7 million in its fiscal first quarter ended Aug. 31. The Hauppauge, N.Y.-based firm reported net income attributable to TSR increased to $25,000 from $11,000 in the prior year quart...

Amazon staffing security check case will have impact

October 9, 2014

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in the case Integrity Staffing vs. Busk, where employees of the staffing firm are arguing they should be paid for time spent waiting in a security line to exit. But whatever the court’s decision, it will have a major impact.“This case will creat...

Consulting firm acquires Discovery Services

October 9, 2014

Data and technology management firm eTERA Consulting acquired Chicago-based Discovery Services LLC, a legal staffing and managed review provider.The transaction closed Sept. 22; terms were not disclosed.Discovery Services provides legal staffing on a national level and operates document review ce...

Jackson Healthcare hires Cross Country exec

October 9, 2014

Jackson Healthcare, the third-largest US healthcare staffing firm, named Jonathan Ward as vice president of corporate development. Ward will spearhead the company’s mergers and acquisitions as well as its corporate development efforts.Ward served more than 20 years at Cross Country Healthcare Inc...

US jobless claims average down 7,250 to eight-year low

October 9, 2014

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week fell by 7,250 to a total of 287,750 from the previous week’s upwardly revised figure of 295,000, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. This is the lowest level...

CEO confidence slips again in Q3

October 9, 2014

CEO confidence fell again in the third quarter after edging down in the second quarter. The Conference Board’s and PwC Network’s measure of CEO confidence fell to a level of 59 in the third quarter from 62 in the second quarter.“While CEOs say economic conditions have improved from the start of t...

Randstad employee confidence index edges up

October 9, 2014

The outlook among American workers rebounded slightly this month after a decline in August, according to Randstad’s U.S. employee confidence index. The index edged up to a reading of 56.4 in September from 55.9 in August. The index measures workers’ confidence in their personal employment situati...

Tech staffing comes out ahead on all fronts — Staffing Stream

October 9, 2014

It seems today’s tech labor market doesn’t follow the old adage of “what goes up, must come down,” writes Shravan Goli in The Staffing Stream. Goli, president of Dice.com, discusses the increased push for temporary tech staffing. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog where is...