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Economists trim GDP forecast in Philly Fed’s Q3 report, but job growth estimates up

August 14, 2015

The outlook for US gross domestic product over the next four years looks slightly lower from that of three months ago, according to the third-quarter Survey of Professional Forecasters released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. However, the 42 forecasters surveyed revised upward...


NorthStar Anesthesia acquires Michigan locum tenens provider

August 14, 2015

NorthStar Anesthesia, an anesthesia care company headquartered in Texas, acquired Anesthesia Staffing Consultants, a Detroit-based anesthesia management company whose services include locum tenens. ASC has more than 30 locations in Michigan.The acquisition expands NorthStar’s footprint in the Mid...


Alaska joins feds’ IC misclassification program

August 14, 2015

Alaska is the latest state to sign a three-year memorandum of understanding to crack down on the misclassification of employees as independent contractors, the US Department of Labor reported.Alaska is the 25th state to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Labor as part...


People: Cielo, Go Healthcare, Alder Koten and more

August 14, 2015

RPO provider Cielo announced Kami Bond will join its global executive team as senior VP of people and culture, overseeing the company's global human resources function. Bond has nearly 20 years of experience leading human resources for companies including Aon, GE Healthcare and Sapient Corp....


RCM revenue falls 8.5%, net income drops

August 13, 2015

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD GM: RCMT) — a provider of engineering, IT and healthcare staffing — reported revenue fell 8.5% to $45.3 million in its second quarter ended July 4.Net income at the Pennsauken, N.J.-based firm also fell to $689,000 from $2.0 million in the same quarter of last year.RCM...


Labor SMART sells five branch offices

August 13, 2015

Labor SMART (OTCBB: LTNC) announced it sold five branch offices for $1,025,000 in cash. The industrial staffing provider will also retain the open accounts receivable at the sold branches, totaling $811,081.Labor SMART on July 31 received an unsolicited offer to sell the operating assets of five...


Former Volt exec joins Staffing Services Family of Companies

August 13, 2015

Staffing Services Family of Companies appointed Howard A. Zimmerman as VP and member of its executive management team. Staffing Services Family of Companies supplies contingent labor, direct hire, payroll servicing, master vendor programs, and consulting services nationwide in variety of vertical...


Study finds 7.6 million to work in US gig economy by 2020

August 13, 2015

An estimated 7.6 million Americans will be regularly working as providers in the on-demand economy by 2020, more than doubling the current total of 3.2 million, according to a new study and forecast from Intuit Inc. (NSDQ:INTU) and Emergent Research. The on-demand labor market will grow by 18.5%...


Recycling company, staffing firm settle EEOC suit

August 13, 2015

Sims Recycling Solutions Inc., an international electronics recycling company, and Tennessee-based staffing agency All-Star Personnel Inc. will pay $25,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced today.The EEOC’s...


Jobless claims average down 1,500 to 15-year low but total claims rise

August 13, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 1,750 last week to a total of 266,250 from the previous week’s downwardly revised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor. This is the lowest level for...