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Barrett under investigation by SEC over workers’ comp

May 13, 2015

Barrett Business Services Inc. (NASD: BBSI) has been informed the San Francisco office of the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained a Formal Order of Investigation in connection with its review of the company’s accounting practices with regard to its worke...


California court upholds ruling: Staffing firms can’t self-insure workers’ comp

May 13, 2015

A California Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a ruling the state can prohibit staffing firms from self-insuring their workers’ compensation liability coverage.KimstaffHR Inc. and Kimco Staffing Services Inc., an Irvine, Calif.-based firm which ranks on Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of largest...


Command Center revenue up 3% in Q1 but net income falls

May 12, 2015

Command Center Inc. (OTC: CCNI) reported revenue rose 2.8% year over year in the first quarter to $19.0 million. The company attributed the increase to its focus on improving revenue and profitability from existing branch locations.However, net income at the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based industrial...


Futurestep names Alexander Mann exec as managing director, global operations

May 12, 2015

Futurestep, a division of Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY), named Viquar (Vic) Khan as managing director of global operations, a new position within the company. Khan will focus on using Korn Ferry’s intellectual property within Futurestep’s service offerings and developing the organization’s global capabi...


Staffing firm claims victory in $800,000 settlement over EEOC discrimination claims

May 12, 2015

A Chicago-area staffing agency settled under a consent decree two lawsuits filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for $800,000 under a consent decree, the federal agency announced. The EEOC reports $70,000 will go to the sexual harassment and retaliation victims and remaining $73...


US job openings fall in March but hiring edges up

May 12, 2015

The number of US job openings in March fell 2.9% from February to almost 5.0 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. February had the highest level of job openings since January 2001.Job openings decreased in healthcare and social ass...


Survey finds college grads feel prepared for workforce but expect training

May 12, 2015

The vast majority of 2015 US college graduates are confident about their working future, with eight in 10 reporting their education prepared them well for the workforce, according to research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).This contrasts starkly with 2013 and 2014 graduates, 49% of whom consider them...


Employers seeking out autistic workers — staffing quote of the week

May 12, 2015

“It’s simple, Microsoft is stronger when we expand opportunity and we have a diverse workforce that represents our customers,” The Daily Beast quoted Mary Ellen Smith, a corporate vice president with Microsoft, as saying in a story about employers seeking out autistic workers. “People with autism...


On Assignment buys marketing staffing firm for $570 million

May 11, 2015

On Assignment Inc. (NYSE: ASGN) agreed to acquire privately held Creative Circle LLC from Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity for $570 million in cash and equity, and up to an additional $30 million if performance targets for 2015 are achieved.Creative Circle was founded in 2002 and provides dig...


Hudson sells Americas IT staffing business and Dutch operations

May 11, 2015

Hudson Global Inc. (NASD: HSON), a New York-based staffing provider, will sell its Americas IT staffing business to Mastech Holdings Inc. (NYSE MKT: MHH) and, separately, announced it sold its Netherlands business to InterBalance Group B.V.Terms for the sale of the Americas IT staffing busin...