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Robert Half survey: 41% of US professionals volunteer outside work

November 12, 2015

More than four in 10, or 41%, of US professionals volunteer outside of work, according to a survey released today by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).

Most respondents said their philanthropic activities help them improve their sense of well-being and effectiveness at the office.


Jobless claims average up by 5,000, total claims unchanged

November 12, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 5,000 last week to 267,750 from the previous week’s unrevised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.

The four-week moving average decreases the volatility...

Recruit staffing revenue up outside Japan

November 11, 2015

Recruit Holdings Co., one of the world’s largest staffing firms, reported net sales in its overseas staffing operations rose 81.7% to ¥127.6 billion (US$1.07 billion) in its fiscal second quarter ended Sept. 30. Net sales reflected the impact of yen depreciation and other factors.

The staffing market...

Calian Q4 revenue up 12%

November 11, 2015

Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX: CTY) reported revenue rose 12.0% in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Sept. 30 to C$60.9 million (US$45.4 million). The Ottawa-based company cited organic growth in all of its services; the business and technology services division, which includes staffing, also benefitted...

IT jobs surpass 5 million level, TechServe reports

November 11, 2015

The number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.2% in October from September to more than 5.0 million jobs, the TechServe Alliance reported.

“I am excited to report that IT employment topped 5 million jobs for the first time in October. This is an important milestone reflecting the essential role IT professionals...

Report finds happiest workers in Belgium, US workforce ‘restless’

November 11, 2015

Belgium ranks as the top country for worker happiness, according to the Global Workforce Happiness Index released today by Universum, a global employer brand research firm. 

The index measure of a worker’s happiness in their job and career using scoring system combines worker satisfaction, a...

OSHA cites Texas manufacturer, staffing firm

November 11, 2015

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday cited staffing buyer Genesis Today Inc., a health food supplement manufacturer, for failing to provide machine guarding to prevent workers from being caught in an auger conveyor at its facility in Austin, Texas.


IT skills shortage drives salaries, retention difficulty: Harvey Nash report

November 11, 2015

A long-term IT skills shortage is driving tech salaries up and making it hard for companies to retain talent, according to the fourth annual Harvey Nash Technology Survey.

The report found four in 10 technologists changed jobs this year, and more than three-quarter of respondents, 77%, listed a good salary...

System One acquires energy market staffing firm

November 10, 2015

Pittsburgh-based System One acquired Precision Resource Company, a contract staffing provider with an emphasis on engineering and technical personnel for energy, power generation and industrial markets.

The transaction closed Nov. 9; terms were not disclosed.

Precision becomes a wholly owned subsidiary...

Barrett warned by auditor

November 10, 2015

Barrett Business Services Inc. (NASD: BBSI) reported its audit committee received a letter from its independent registered public accounting firm, Moss Adams LLP, stating Barrett’s unaudited interim consolidated financial statements as of June 30, 2014, and for the periods then ended, can no longer...