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MedAssets names real estate, banking exec to board

June 22, 2015

MedAssets Inc. (NASD: MDAS), a vendor management system provider in the healthcare space, announced Kevin Twomey has joined the company’s board. He will also serve as an independent member of the compensation committee as well as the governance and nominating committee.Twomey was president of The...


Liberal arts grads: Three-fifths employed or in grad school

June 22, 2015

Most liberal arts bachelor’s degree graduates, 60.5%, from the class of 2014 landed full-time jobs or a place in graduate school within six months of graduation, according to results of a new study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The survey found 42.2% were employed full ti...


Adecco promotes Pontoon execs

June 19, 2015

Pontoon announced Nicole Burth, currently CFO and head of EMEA for Pontoon, will take the role of country manager of Switzerland within Adecco, effective Sept. 1. Pontoon will promote Klaus Geiser to CFO and Terri Manley to head of EMEA delivery, also effective Sept. 1. Each will be a member of P...


CFO survey finds improved confidence, optimistic hiring outlook

June 19, 2015

CFOs in the US are more confident now than they have been in years, according to the quarterly CFO Outlook Survey conducted by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. Survey responses indicate CFOs also are gearing up to increase hiring activity in the...


All metro areas set for job growth this year, US Conference of Mayors forecast finds

June 19, 2015

2015 will mark the first year all 363 metro areas will see job growth since the economic recovery began, according to a new economic forecast released by the US Conference of Mayors and prepared by ISH Global Insight. The forecast also projects 316 metros, 87%, will see job growth greater th...


West Virginia posts highest jobless rate in May

June 19, 2015

West Virginia posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in May at 7.2%, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nevada followed at 7.0%, while Alaska and South Carolina both had unemployment rates of 6.8%. The District of Columbia had a rate of 7.3%.Nebr...


Q&A with Upwork CEO — Web

June 19, 2015

Bloomberg interviews Upwork CEO Stephane Kasriel about making an online labor force work. The online staffing firm named Kasriel as CEO and appointed him to its board of directors in April. Read the interview here.


Education and health services employed one-fifth of workers with a disability in 2014

June 19, 2015

The largest proportion of workers with a disability, 21.2%, worked in education and health services in 2014, according to a report released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The smallest share, 0.9%, worked in the mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction industry.The bureau reported 17.1%...


People: Boyden, DISYS, The Training Associates, Judge and more

June 19, 2015

Executive search firm Boyden announced Executive Square founders Francis Vaningelgem and Baudouin Contzen will lead a Belgium and Luxembourg team from its new Boyden office in Brussels. Vaningelgem was a founding member of BEXSA, the Belgian Executive Search Association; managing partner of Execu...


California Labor Commission rules Uber driver an employee

June 18, 2015

The California Labor Commission ruled a San Francisco Uber driver was an employee of the ride-sharing service company and not an independent contractor. The ruling, made public Tuesday when Uber filed an appeal, ordered Uber to pay driver Barbara Ann Berwick $3,878.08 for reimbursable expens...