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Jobless average edges up slightly, total claims rise 12,000

April 16, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance edged up by 250 last week to a total of 282,750 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving average decrea...


The application process top talent can’t stand anymore — Staffing Stream

April 16, 2015

The application process is an organization’s chance to win the heart of the candidate, writes Raj Sheth in The Staffing Stream. Conversely, this first step is known to present just as much of a challenge as it does a friendly introduction. Sheth, CEO and co-founder of Recruiterbox, discusses how...


Staffing 360’s fiscal Q3 revenue doubles on acquisitions, net loss narrows

April 15, 2015

Staffing 360 Solutions Inc.’s (OTCBB: STAF) sales rose to $31.0 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Feb. 28, up from $15.8 million in the same quarter of the previous year. (US$ thousands) Q3 2015 Q3 2014 % growth Revenue $30,964 $15,800 96.0% Gross profit...


Big jump in IT contingent hiring expectations, TEKsystems survey finds

April 15, 2015

Full-time IT headcount is rising and contingent hiring is on a major upswing, according to TEKsystems’ quarterly IT Reality Check. The survey compares current market conditions on the state of spending, skill needs and impact areas to those originally reported in the company’s annual IT fore...


CTPartners names new CEO

April 15, 2015

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (NYSE MKT: CTP) today appointed David Nocifora as CEO. Nocifora had served as chief operating officer and had served as the company’s CFO through 2012. Nocifora replaces Chairman and CEO Brian Sullivan, who initially announced plans to leave the firm April 2.CTPar...


Workers call for $15 per hour minimum wage — Web

April 15, 2015

CBS Chicago reports workers across the country were scheduled to take part in protests calling for a $15 per hour minimum wage. The “Fight for 15” movement spans 100 cities in 40 countries, the station reported.NBC Los Angeles reported more than a dozen workers protested in front of a Los Angeles...


California-based travel nurse firm files for Chapter 11

April 15, 2015

Response 1 Medical Staffing filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, according to court filings. The El Dorado Hills, Calif.-based firm provides travel nurse services.The firm reported assets of $97,190 and liabilities of $1.3 million. Liabilities include an IRS tax lien for $279,00...


Robert Half survey finds divide on employee appreciation

April 15, 2015

Employers and staff are divided when it comes to how effective companies are at showing employee appreciation. A survey by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) found 89% of senior managers said their organizations were “very effective” or “somewhat effective” at recognizing employees for go...


Temporary staffing industry to grow 6% in US, SIA forecast says

April 14, 2015

The U.S. temporary staffing industry will grow 6% in 2015 and another 5% in 2016 to reach a record industry size of $121.0 billion in 2016, according to the “U.S. Staffing Industry Forecast: April 2015 Update” released by Staffing Industry Analysts.The US place and search industry will expand 9%...


US employers up demand for H-1B workers by 35%

April 14, 2015

The number of petitions for H-1B visas rose 35% this year, exceeding the annual cap on available visas within the first week petitions were accepted, according to numbers released Monday by US Citizenship and Immigration Services.Nearly 233,000 petitions were filed for H-1B visas in the first wee...