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CDI taps former Sears, Lehman exec as new CEO

August 13, 2014

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) named Scott Freidheim as CEO, effective Sept. 15. Freidheim’s past roles include president of Kenmore, Craftsman and Diehard at Sears. He had joined Sears Holdings in January 2009 as executive vice president, operating and support businesses.Most recently, Freidheim served a...


RCM revenue up 17% in Q2

August 13, 2014

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD GM: RCMT) — a provider of engineering, IT and healthcare staffing — reported revenue rose 16.8 percent in the second quarter to $49.5 million. However, the Pennsauken, N.J.-based firm’s gross margin narrowed to 26.2 percent in the second quarter from 26.6 percent in th...


Bullhorn acquires VMS integration firm

August 13, 2014

Staffing software provider Bullhorn last week acquired The Code Works, a firm that integrates customer relationship management software with vendor management systems.The Code Works’ cloud-based “VMS Access” offering works with more than 40 different VMS platforms at more than 350 end clients. It...


Summer youth employment relatively flat

August 13, 2014

The number of employed youth, those between 16 and 24 years old, rose by 401,000 to 20.1 million, or 51.9 percent of the overall youth population, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.Unemployment among youth rose by 913,000 between April and July, more than last year’s increase of...


Blog: The emergence of independent workforce management solutions?

August 13, 2014

Some online platform providers have offered up another model, which Affiliate Analyst Andrew Karpie informally dubs “independent workforce management solutions.” In this model, individual businesses can have “private use” of the platform technology to manage work arrangements with the individual...


Web: Fiverr gets $30 million in new funding

August 13, 2014

SFGate.com reports online staffing platform Fiverr received $30 million in funding. For the article, click here.


Labor Smart revenue up 59% but net loss rises

August 12, 2014

Labor Smart Inc. (OTCBB: LTNC), a provider of industrial staffing serving the southeastern U.S., reported second-quarter revenue rose to $6.4 million, up 59.5 percent from revenue of $4.0 million in the second quarter of last year. However, the Hiram, Ga.-based firm posted a second-quarter net lo...


US job openings edge up

August 12, 2014

The number of U.S. job openings in June rose 2.0 percent from May to 4.7 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate — a measure of job openings compared with total employment — edged up to 3.3 percent in June from...


Select names franchise division president

August 12, 2014

The Select Family of Staffing Companies, the 10th-largest U.S. staffing firm, hired Steve Mills as president of its franchise division. The division includes more than 50 franchisees operating more than 150 U.S. offices under the Remedy Intelligent Staffing and Westaff brands. He will also join S...


Senior managers split on steady temp work vs. full-time employment, survey finds

August 12, 2014

About half of senior managers said when it comes to evaluating someone's work background, a long period of consistent temporary assignments is comparable to full-time employment, according to an OfficeTeam survey released today.Senior managers were asked, “When evaluating job applicants, would yo...