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Day & Zimmermann names CIO

September 17, 2014

Day & Zimmermann named Vice President of IT Applications and Business Integration Sankara “Vishi” Viswanathan as senior vice president and chief information officer of the company. He replaces former CIO Anthony Bosco, who last week was appointed president of Yoh, its U.S.-based staffing firm...


CEO estimate of GDP flat, hiring plans fall

September 17, 2014

CEOs expect 2014 gross domestic product growth of 2.4 percent, roughly the same as last quarter’s estimate of 2.3 percent, according to the Business Roundtable’s third-quarter 2014 CEO Economic Outlook Survey. However, plans for capital expenditures, hiring and sales all decreased relative to the...


TeamHealth names new COO

September 16, 2014

Team Health Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH), the seventh-largest U.S. healthcare staffing provider, appointed Oliver Rogers as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective Sept. 15. Rogers previously served as the organization's president of hospital based services. He takes over the...


Staffing 360 acquisitions push Q4 revenue to $25.6 million

September 16, 2014

Staffing 360 Solutions Inc.’s (OTCBB: STAF) reported net revenue rose to $25.6 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended May 31, up from $557,000 in the fourth quarter of the prior fiscal year. Gross profit for the quarter rose to $4.6 million from $159,000 in the year-ago quarter.For the full 2...


Seven Step RPO acquires UK firm

September 16, 2014

Seven Step RPO, a Boston-based recruitment process outsourcing firm, acquired BlueGlue, a U.K.-based RPO provider.BlueGlue’s two U.K. locations, in Devon and Reading, bring Seven Step its first centers outside North America. Seven Step is headquartered in Boston and also has a delivery center in...


Employment services price index rises over year

September 16, 2014

The U.S. producer price index for employment services rose 1.9 percent in August compared to the same month a year ago to a level of 106.3, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Producer price indexes track the change in price received by service producers over t...


Robert Half: 23% of Canadian CFOs to hire in next six months

September 16, 2014

The Canadian job market may be heating up, according to the Canadian Professional Employment Forecast from Robert Half. According to the report, 23 percent of Canadian chief financial officers said their companies will be creating new jobs in the next six months. Fifty-five percent of finance exe...


Quote of the week: War for talent heats up in China

September 16, 2014

“A few years back, it was easier for a leader of a multinational company to come into China and grow a business; now they are facing very strong and fierce local competition. MNCs are looking for leadership that can manage this environment and reinvigorate growth,” CNBC quoted George Huang, partn...


Job board lists needed IT skillsets

September 15, 2014

Employment for technology professionals continues to thrive, yet this rising tide of job opportunities for tech pros has not lifted the prospects for all skillsets equally, according to job board operator Dice Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DHX). Skills in Puppet, an open source IT automation tool, and cyb...


Accountable acquires allied health division in Florida

September 15, 2014

Accountable Healthcare Staffing Inc. acquired the allied health staffing business of Port Orange, Fla.-based PARX Group. PARX Group’s healthcare division operates out of one office in Port Orange.The transaction closed Sept. 1; terms were not disclosed. The deal includes field professionals, clie...