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Healthcare gains 22,600 jobs in September, report finds

October 13, 2014

Healthcare gained a moderately strong 22,600 jobs in September, and revisions to July and August showed a net increase of 3,300 jobs, according to the Health Sector Economic Indicators briefs released by the Altarum Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending.The six-month average job gain...

Erecruit acquires onboarding provider

October 13, 2014

Erecruit Holdings LLC, a provider of enterprise software for staffing firms, acquired eStaff365, a cloud-based onboarding solution targeting the staffing industry.The transaction closed last week; terms were not disclosed.EStaff365 provides electronic onboarding with secure digital signatures, I9...

How to hire top sales pros — Staffing Stream

October 13, 2014

When filling sales positions, companies tend to play it safe, favoring experienced professionals with deep contact lists and multimillion-dollar sales deals under their belts, writes Henry Schuck in The Staffing Stream. However, these shiny qualifications aren’t a fit for all companies. Schuck, c...

Canada adds 74,000 jobs; unemployment rate falls

October 10, 2014

Canada added 74,000 jobs in September, and the unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent — the lowest since December 2008, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. Adjusted to US standards, the unemployment rate in Canada was 5.9 percent — the same as in the US.Mo...

Online PEO receives $6 million investment

October 10, 2014

Justworks, a New York-based provider of technology-based PEO services, raised $6 million in Series A funding let by Thrive Capital with additional participation from Index Ventures.The company offers a free “starter” package for managing independent contractor payments and 1099 filings. It’s prem...

IT services firm acquires data backup, protection provider

October 10, 2014

InterCloud Systems Inc. completed its acquisition of VaultLogix LLC in a deal that included $16 million in cash, $12.75 million in restricted common stock and $15.5 million in three-year convertible seller notes.InterCloud, based in Shrewsbury, N.J., is a provider of IT solutions, including consu...

VMS provider names chief customer officer

October 10, 2014

PeopleFluent, the Waltham, Mass.-based provider of the PeopleFluent VMS, named Courtney Harkins as chief customer officer. She will report to CEO Jeff Carr.The role was originally created to merge all customer-facing roles, from pre to post sales, into a singular accountable organization. Former...

People: Johnson Service Group, Versique, Kinsington, KilaKila

October 10, 2014

Greg Thullner will head Johnson Service Group Inc.’s expansion into Canada. The staffing company opened an office in Calgary that will be supported by satellite offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal. Thullner has worked in the engineering/IT services sector internationally for more...

Web: Kansas court, NLRB rule against FedEx in IC opinions

October 10, 2014

The Supreme Court of Kansas and the National Labor Relations Board issued lengthy, comprehensive opinions finding FedEx misclassified its home delivery and ground drivers as independent contractors, writes attorneys for Pepper Hamilton in Lexology. For the story click here.

Staffing 100 list of industry leaders published

October 9, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts released its annual North American Staffing 100 list of some of the most influential people in the staffing industry. This is the fourth year publishing the list of industry leaders, who have in some way impacted the world of contingent work.The list does not rank the i...