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January 16, 2015

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not publish Monday because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. The next issue publishes Tuesday, Jan. 20.


Mexico indexes indicate no increase in economic growth pace

January 16, 2015

Mexico’s economic expansion should continue into early 2015, but the growth pace is unlikely to accelerate, according to The Conference Board.The leading economic index for Mexico fell slightly in November for the fourth consecutive month. Despite some improvement in the construction sector, oil...


Volt revenue falls 19%, net income rises and CFO steps down

January 16, 2015

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE MKT: VISI), the 12th-largest US staffing firm, reported net revenue fell 18.6% to $429.7 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Nov. 3. However, net income rose 27.2%. Also announced was the departure of CFO James Whitney Mayhew for personal reasons, effec...


December delivers 0.1% increase in IT jobs for US, TechServe reports

January 16, 2015

The number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.1% in December to more than 4.7 million, according to the TechServe Alliance, the national trade association for IT & engineering staffing and solutions firms.On a year-over-year basis, the number of IT jobs rose 3.1 percent in the US for a total ad...


People: Randstad, MSX, Synergy, Global Employment, Strategic Talent, Nagler, Mee Derby

January 16, 2015

Managed service provider Randstad Sourceright appointed Chad Sowash as director of veteran recruiting for the company’s diversity and compliance center of expertise. Sowash has 20 years of military experience, and he previously worked for Online Career Center, the precursor to Monster.com.MSX Int...


Beige Book reports moderate payroll growth, mixed demand for staffing

January 15, 2015

Payrolls in a variety of sectors expanded moderately during the period of mid-November through late December, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday. Significant wage pressures continued to be limited largely to workers with particular technical skills, with the P...


Robert Half CFO survey finds 41% willing to negotiate starting pay

January 15, 2015

Companies today are more willing to negotiate salary when hiring skilled job candidates compared to one year ago, according to a survey from global staffing firm Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). The survey found 41% of CFOs said they are more open to negotiate starting pay while o...


Willis Group renames legal staffing brand to BeyondReview

January 15, 2015

Willis Group, a Houston-based staffing provider, rebranded its managed review services firm to BeyondReview from DW Legal.The change occurs as the firm transitions from a full-service managed review company into a data-driven discovery services company; services now integrate visual classificatio...


CareerBuilder lists interview blunders

January 15, 2015

Almost half of employers, 49%, know about a candidate within five minutes and by minute 15, that number reaches 90 percent, according to CareerBuilder.When asked to share the biggest mistakes or most unusual things job candidates have made during the interview process, employers and hiring manage...


Jobless claims average rises, total claims surge 16,000

January 15, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week rose by 6,750 to a total of 298,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average of 291,250, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving avera...