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Survey finds college grads feel prepared for workforce but expect training

May 12, 2015

The vast majority of 2015 US college graduates are confident about their working future, with eight in 10 reporting their education prepared them well for the workforce, according to research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).This contrasts starkly with 2013 and 2014 graduates, 49% of whom consider them...


Employers seeking out autistic workers — staffing quote of the week

May 12, 2015

“It’s simple, Microsoft is stronger when we expand opportunity and we have a diverse workforce that represents our customers,” The Daily Beast quoted Mary Ellen Smith, a corporate vice president with Microsoft, as saying in a story about employers seeking out autistic workers. “People with autism...


On Assignment buys marketing staffing firm for $570 million

May 11, 2015

On Assignment Inc. (NYSE: ASGN) agreed to acquire privately held Creative Circle LLC from Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity for $570 million in cash and equity, and up to an additional $30 million if performance targets for 2015 are achieved.Creative Circle was founded in 2002 and provides dig...


Hudson sells Americas IT staffing business and Dutch operations

May 11, 2015

Hudson Global Inc. (NASD: HSON), a New York-based staffing provider, will sell its Americas IT staffing business to Mastech Holdings Inc. (NYSE MKT: MHH) and, separately, announced it sold its Netherlands business to InterBalance Group B.V.Terms for the sale of the Americas IT staffing busin...


Hudson Q1 revenue falls, reports restructuring and sales of operations

May 11, 2015

Hudson Global Inc. (NASD: HSON) first-quarter revenue fell 3.3% in constant currency to $124.3 million. It also reported sales of business lines, cessation of some European operations and restructuring charges.The New York-based professional staffing provider recorded a restructuring charge of $1...


US employment index bounces back in April

May 11, 2015

The Conference Board’s US employment trends index ticked up in April to a reading of 128.22 from March’s downwardly revised reading of 127.15. The April reading is up 5.8% from the same month a year ago.“April’s bounceback in the employment trends index is somewhat reassuring, but expectations re...


Mastech Q1 revenue down 6%, announces acquisition

May 11, 2015

Pittsburgh-based IT staffing firm Mastech Holdings Inc. (NYSE MKT: MHH) reported first-quarter revenue fell 5.7% to $27.1 million. The company also today announced plans to purchase the Americas IT staffing business of Hudson Global.Demand for staffing services was solid for much of the quarter a...


Human cloud is not death knell for staffing — Staffing Stream

May 11, 2015

Recruit Holdings, a Japanese conglomerate with a variety of global HR businesses, recently announced a string of investments into online crowdsourcing businesses. David Francis, research associate at Staffing Industry Analysts, writes about why Recruit made these investments and what the implicat...


US adds 16,100 temp jobs in April, overall job growth rebounds

May 8, 2015

The US had 16,100 more temp jobs in April than March, an improvement from the month-over-month increase of 13,200 in March and a decline in February, according to seasonally adjusted numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of temp jobs added in March was also revised up by 1,80...


Randstad rolls out new Talent Solutions Group

May 8, 2015

Randstad US Group President Rebecca Henderson will lead the company’s new Talent Solutions Group, according to an announcement today. The Talent Solutions Group provides an integrated model of talent solutions that includes MSP, payrolling and independent contractor solutions, RPO and Randstad Co...