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Hedge fund calls for board change at Volt – Web

November 19, 2014

Reuters reports Hedge fund Livermore Partners is pushing for change at US staffing services provider Volt Information Sciences Inc., setting the stage for a potential proxy battle if the company does not act on its demands. To read the story, click here.

Contingent worker sues Google claiming IC misclassification

November 18, 2014

A former Google worker in New York sued both the search giant and online staffing firm Elance-oDesk claiming he and others were misclassified as independent contractors.The class action lawsuit demands unpaid wages, including overtime. It also seeks other damages as well as attorneys’ fees. It co...

Snelling Staffing Services hires general counsel

November 18, 2014

Snelling Staffing Services, a Dallas-based staffing provider, named Keith Clark as general counsel.Clark most recently spent nearly seven years as chief legal officer, CCO and COO at a publicly traded health and fitness firm. However, he began his practice at the Dallas office of Akin, Gump, Stra...

OSHA cites Georgia manufacturer, staffing provider

November 18, 2014

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Tenneco Automotive Operating Co. Inc., a manufacturer of automotive exhaust systems and components, for 27 safety and health violations at its Hartwell, Ga., plant. Staffing agency Elite Logistic Service Inc., which...

Training firm acquires Alabama-based staffing provider

November 18, 2014

GSE Systems, Inc. (NYSE: GVP) acquired Huntsville, Ala.-based Hyperspring LLC through its operating subsidiary, GSE Power Systems Inc. GSE provides simulation, training and engineering solutions to the energy industry, and the transaction brings a staffing component to the firm.Hyperspring provid...

Employment services price index rises

November 18, 2014

The US producer price index for employment services rose 2.2 percent in October compared to the same month a year ago to a level of 107.0, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that was not seasonally adjusted.Producer price indexes track the change in price rece...

False sense of scarcity — staffing quote of the week

November 18, 2014

“IT has a very deep taxonomy, but it can create a false sense of scarcity. … Do you want to widen your net to find great candidates with skills that will translate? Or do you spend months, thousands of dollars and lose productivity trying to find that 'Cinderella' candidate for whom the glass sli...

Economists’ GDP estimates little changed, job forecast updated

November 17, 2014

The outlook for US gross domestic product over the next four years is little changed from three months ago, according to the new fourth-quarter Survey of Professional Forecasters released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Forecasters lowered their estimate of monthly payroll grow...

Michael Page names new exec for Canada, Boston and Chicago

November 17, 2014

Michael Page International plc, a London-based professional staffing firm, appointed Steve White as senior managing director for Canada, Boston and Chicago.White joined Michael Page in 1998 as a consultant in Birmingham, UK, and was promoted to manager for Michael Page marketing in 2001. He reloc...

Two-thirds say diversity important when choosing employer

November 17, 2014

Almost two-thirds, 67 percent, of people say a diverse workforce is an important factor when evaluating companies and job offers, according to a survey released today by Glassdoor.When it comes to the recruiting process, minority groups value diversity even more than the average job seeker. Seven...