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Canada pilot program offer transit pass to new employees

July 21, 2014

The City of Kingston is partnering with local employment service agencies to introduce the Transit Employment Program – a pilot program that offers a free two-month Kingston Transit pass to help people get to and from new jobs.Local employment service agencies will help eligible individuals with...

Web: Microsoft imposes new rules on contract workers, requiring 6-month break from access

July 21, 2014

The Seattle Times reports Microsoft is imposing new service-length restrictions on those who work for the company through vendors and temp agencies. To read the story, click here.

From inquisition to interview — The Staffing Stream

July 21, 2014

Interviews could benefit from the interviewer taking a more inviting approach, writes Greg Rokos in The Staffing Stream. Rokos, who provides strategic direction for GreenJobInterview, discusses ways to improve the candidate experience. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog wh...

Resources Connection revenue up 12%

July 18, 2014

Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) reported revenue rose 11.8 percent year over year (11.6 percent on a constant dollar basis) to $156.8 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended May 31. Results for the quarter include an extra week of revenue; excluding the extra week’s revenue of approxima...

P2P Staffing revenue rises 42%

July 18, 2014

P2P Staffing Corp., a privately held, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based professional staffing company, reported revenue rose 42.4 percent year over year in the second quarter ended June 30 to $38.96 million from $27.35 million in the second quarter of last year.P2P delivers workforce solutions and prof...

US leading index rises in June

July 18, 2014

The U.S. leading economic index rose in June for the fifth consecutive month, The Conference Board reported today. The index rose 0.3 percent in June to a reading of 102.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent increase in May, and a 0.3 percent increase in April.“Stronger consumer demand driven b...

Mississippi, Rhode Island post highest jobless rates

July 18, 2014

Mississippi and Rhode Island posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in June at 7.9 percent each, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nevada and Michigan followed at 7.7 percent and 7.5 percent respectively.North Dakota again posted the lowest unemploy...

People: Kelly, The Training Associates, Oxford Global, PrincetonOne, Korn Ferry, CTPartners

July 18, 2014

The American Staffing Association’s board of directors approved the appointment of Peter Quigley as a member of the board. Quigley is an active member of ASA, most recently serving as a member of its working group on Affordable Care Act issues. He is senior vice president and general counsel of K...

Web: TaskRabbit makes some workers hopping mad

July 18, 2014

The San Francisco Chronicle reports workers for TaskRabbit, the site for arranging odd jobs, are unhappy after the company last week overhauled how it matches workers with assignments for housecleaning, home repairs, errands and moving. To read the story, click here.

IT employment continues upward trajectory

July 17, 2014

The number of U.S. information technology jobs rose by 0.3 percent month over month in June to a total of approximately 4.66 million, the TechServe Alliance reported. The number was up 3.2 percent on a year-over-year basis.In addition, the number of engineering jobs in the U.S. rose 0.3 percent m...