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Employment index signals strong job growth

December 8, 2014

The Conference Board’s US employment trends index increased in November to a reading of 123.24, up from October’s downwardly revised reading of 122.8. The November reading is up 6.1 percent from the same month a year ago.“The employment trends index increased for the 11th straight month in Novemb...


Should staffing firms or buyers pay for the ACA? — Staffing Stream

December 8, 2014

Should staffing firms be on the hook for the extra costs associated the Affordable Care Act? Should it be staffing buyers or should it be a shared responsibility? Don Dewar, vice president, national sales, at inSync Staffing, discusses this question in a new post in The Staffing Stream. To read t...


US adds most nonfarm jobs in nearly 3 years; temp employment up by 22,700

December 5, 2014

The US added 321,000 nonfarm jobs in November — the largest monthly increase since January 2012 — and the number of US temporary help services jobs rose by 22,700, according to seasonally adjusted numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The temp penetration reached another new high of 2.1...


Canada loses 10,700 jobs in November; unemployment rate edges up

December 5, 2014

Employment in Canada declined slightly in November following two months of notable gains, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. Canada lost 10,700 jobs in November to a total of approximately 17.96 million; the number of full-time jobs rose by approximately...


Hudson legal exec stepping down

December 5, 2014

Latham Williams, senior VP, legal affairs and administration, corporate secretary of the company, will cease employment with Hudson Global Inc. (NASD: HSON), according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.However, Williams will serve as a consultant to the New York-based sta...


Accountants more upbeat about US economy in Q4

December 5, 2014

With growing confidence in the US economy, business executives are raising their expectations for profits, revenue and expansion in the coming year, according to the American Institute of CPAs’ fourth-quarter economic outlook survey.The number of financial executives optimistic about the US econo...


American Staffing Association counsel takes on additional role

December 5, 2014

Ed Lenz, senior counsel at the American Staffing Association, is taking on an additional role at law firm Mintz, Levin as senior advisor for employment, labor and benefits.Lenz will continue in the senior counsel role at the ASA full-time.Mintz, Levin partner Alden Bianchi and Lenz have worked cl...


People: Willis Group, Agile-1, RCM, Harvey Nash and more

December 5, 2014

Willis Group, a Houston-based staffing provider, appointed Chris Garner chief information officer and executive VP of shared services for Willis Group of Companies, Matt Eckert as executive VP of sales and Michelle Wren as executive VP of delivery. Garner previously held senior positions and was...


6th-largest staffing provider enlarges US footprint by acquiring firm on fastest-growing list

December 4, 2014

Hays plc, the world’s sixth-largest staffing firm, is paying $44.0 million to acquire 80 percent of Veredus Corp., a Tampa Fla.-based IT staffing firm that ranked No. 43 on this year’s list of fastest-growing staffing firms with 2013 US staffing and talent engagement revenue of $91.3 million. The...


AMN names new leader for MSP, RPO operations

December 4, 2014

AMN Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: AHS) named Dan White as president of strategic workforce solutions, which provides MSP and RPO services. The positions was previously held by Bob Livonius, who will continue with AMN as executive advisor reporting to President and CEO Susan Salka.Livonius is considered...