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GettingHired joins Allegis Global Solutions business

August 21, 2015

Allegis Group, the largest staffing firm in the US, combined its subsidiary GettingHired into the Allegis Global Solutions business. GettingHIred is an online service organization focused on staffing for workers with disabilities.GettingHired will intergrate into the AGS suite of offerings but ma...


Adecco names new CFO

August 21, 2015

Adecco, the world’s largest staffing firm, appointed Hans Ploos van Amstel as Adecco Group CFO and a member of the executive committee, effective Sept. 1. He replaces Dominik de Daniel, who left the firm at the end of July.Ploos van Amstel, a Dutch national, will be based in Switzerland.He most r...


Survey finds 14% expect increased turnover rates for rest of year

August 21, 2015

Better opportunity and pay are the chief drivers of voluntary turnover, according to the 2015 Employee Retention Survey released by PrideStaff, a national staffing franchise.Throughout the remainder of 2015, 14% of employers surveyed expect turnover rates to increase and 47.8% expect rates to sta...


West Virginia posts highest jobless rate in July

August 21, 2015

West Virginia posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in July at 7.5%, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nevada and Alaska followed at 6.8% and 6.7%, respectively. The District of Columbia had a rate of 6.8%.Nebraska posted the lowest unemploymen...


Synergy Services hires former Adecco VP

August 21, 2015

Synergy Services appointed Kathy Miller as VP of business solutions, responsible for driving enterprise sales for the western region of the US. Prior to joining Synergy, Miller was regional VP of the Mountain West region for Adecco.Prior to Adecco, Miller served as a regional VP for AppleOne and...


People: Lucas, Judge, AC Lordi and more

August 21, 2015

Lucas Group, an Atlanta-based executive search firm, promoted Sara Takieddine Luther to managing partner and branch lead for the company’s new office in Cincinnati. Luther joined Lucas Group in 2006 and most recently worked in HR recruitment services at the firm’s Houston office.The Judge Group,...


IT jobs up 0.3% in July, TechServe Alliance reports

August 20, 2015

The number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.3% in July from June, according to the TechServe Alliance, the trade association of the IT and engineering staffing and solutions industry in the US. This compares to a 0.2% increase in total nonfarm jobs in the US.Year over year, IT jobs rose by 4.1% since...


V-Soft Consulting acquires Atlanta IT staffing provider

August 20, 2015

V-Soft Consulting Group, an IT solutions and staffing provider headquartered in Louisville, Ky., acquired Viraj LLC, an IT consulting company with offices in Atlanta and Louisville.The transaction closed Aug. 1; terms were not disclosed.Viraj will transition to the V-Soft brand and all staff will...


Freelancer.com says WooCommerce jobs posted fastest growth in Q2

August 20, 2015

WooCommerce jobs were the fastest-growing job category on Freelancer.com in the second quarter when compared to the first quarter, according to a new report from the firm. WooCommerce is an ecommerce plugin for WordPress.Overall, the number of “good jobs” posted on freelancer.com was up 9.3% in t...


Bottle maker gets C$100,000 fine in temp’s death

August 20, 2015

CRS Plastics Ltd., a plastic bottle manufacturer in Vaughan, Ontario, was fined C$100,000 for a violation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act in the fatal injury of a temporary worker, according to the Ontario Ministry of Labour.The temporary worker was removing plastic bottles from the...