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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...


Healthcare staffing firm settles suit over HIV status

December 4, 2014

Maxim Healthcare Services Inc., the fifth-largest US healthcare staffing firm, will pay $75,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to resolve a federal disability discrimination lawsuit, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced.The EEOC in March charged that Maxim Healthcare...


Hiring expectations, recruitment difficulty rise, SHRM says

December 4, 2014

Hiring expectations in US manufacturing are up for the ninth straight month in December when compared with the same month in the previous year, and service-sector hiring expectations are up for the seventh time in eight months, according to the leading indicators of national employment report rel...


Beige Book reports broad-based increase in staffing demand

December 4, 2014

Employment gains were widespread across reporting Federal Reserve districts in October and November, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday. Several districts noted an increase in temporary staffing as well as an increase in temporary-to-permanent job transitions....


Jobless claims average rises but total claims fall 17,000

December 4, 2014

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week rose by 4,750 to a total of 299,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average of 294,250, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving avera...