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Kansas City raises minimum wage to $13

July 20, 2015

The City Council of Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday passed an ordinance raising the minimum hourly wage in the city to $8.50 next month and $13 by Jan. 1, 2020.The ordinance requires that on Aug. 24, Kansas City employers with more than 15 employees must pay workers 85 cents an hour more than the c...


Unlimited vacation can boost office output, survey finds

July 20, 2015

Unlimited vacation is an enticing workplace benefit and can it also boost productivity, suggests research released today by The Creative Group. Nearly four in 10, 39%, of advertising and marketing executives interviewed believe office output would increase if employees could take time off wheneve...


Gig economy firm Homejoy to shut down

July 20, 2015

Online services firm Homejoy will close July 31, the company announced in a blog post. Homejoy’s online platform matches clients with home service workers such as housecleaners and handymen. The company had announced $38 million in funding back in December 2013.Tech news site Re/code quoted co-fo...


80% of top execs foresee more hiring over next three years

July 20, 2015

CEOs around the world are confident about the ability of their companies to grow over the next three years and confident about the prospects for the global economy, according to the 2015 KPMG CEO Outlook Study released by KPMG International. Nearly 80% of CEOs globally expect to increase hiring o...


Resources Connection’s Q4 revenue falls 5%

July 17, 2015

Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) reported revenue fell 5.1% year over year to $148.8 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended May 30.The prior year’s quarter included an additional week. When adjusted for the additional week, the 2015 fourth quarter revenue rose 1.3% from the prior year....


Resources Connection founder to make transition

July 17, 2015

Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) announced Donald Murray will retire from his position as executive chairman at the end of August to become nonemployee chairman of the board.The transition is consistent with the company’s succession strategy as Murray served as executive chairman during the...


Report says Indian companies account for 91,000 US jobs, $15 billion in investments

July 17, 2015

India-based companies account for tens of thousands of jobs and more than $15.3 billion in tangible US investments, according to a report released this week by the Confederation of Indian Industry and audit firm Grant Thornton International Ltd. The report, “Indian Roots, American Soil,” was rele...


DHR responds to Caldwell’s refusal to discuss acquisition

July 17, 2015

Executive search firm DHR International Inc. yesterday responded to The Caldwell Partners’ (TSX: CWL) refusal on Tuesday to discuss a possible acquisition.DHR stated it would be willing to pay between C$1.80 and C$2.00 (US$1.41 to $1.56) in cash per common share to acquire 100% of the equity of C...


IT jobs up 0.3% in June, TechServe Alliance reports

July 17, 2015

The number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.3% in June from May, according to the TechServe Alliance, the trade association of the IT and engineering staffing and solutions industry in the US. That compares to a 0.2% increase in total nonfarm jobs in the US.Year over year, IT jobs rose by 4.4% since J...


90% say exec, managerial and professional sectors are candidate-driven

July 17, 2015

Workforce expansion is a priority for many companies throughout 2015, yet employers are struggling to recruit the best talent, according to the 2015 first half edition of the MRINetwork Recruiter Sentiment Study.The survey found 90% of respondents defined the talent market for the executive, mana...