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People: The Training Associates, Phaidon, Odgers, Alexander Mann and more

April 3, 2015

The Training Associates appointed George Agnew as executive VP of global sales. Agnew most recently was senior VP of sales at Empower Software Solutions. Training Associates, based in Westborough, Mass., provides learning and development consultants for information technology and professiona...


Forecast finds 37% of US employers to hire temps in Q2

April 2, 2015

Temporary employment is showing an upswing, according to CareerBuilder’s second-quarter 2015 US job forecast released today. The survey of hiring managers and human resource professionals found 37% plan to hire temporary or contract staff in the second quarter, up from the 33% who said they plann...


Ciber revamps board

April 2, 2015

Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR), a Greenwood, Colo.-based IT staffing and solutions firm, will add three new independent directors to its board.According to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Ciber entered into an agreement with a stockholder group — led by Bobby G. Stevenson, the 19...


Hiring expectations rise, recruiting difficulty at four-year high, SHRM says

April 2, 2015

US manufacturing and service sectors are expected to reach four-year highs for hiring rates in the month of April, according to the leading indicators of a national employment report released today by the Society for Human Resource Management. Hiring expectations in US manufacturing rose for the...


Corporate Resource Services: Don’t rely on financial statements for past two years

April 2, 2015

Corporate Resource Services, at one time the 22nd-largest US staffing firm, reported its financial statements for the fiscal year ended Jan. 3, 2014, along with subsequent quarterly financial filings, cannot be relied on, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.The fi...


Jobless claims four-week average falls by 14,750, DOL issues annual revisions

April 2, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 14,750 last week to a total of 285,500 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor. This week’s release reflects the an...


Success begins with attitude — Staffing Stream

April 2, 2015

Attitude affects everything: health, relationships, overall contentment and productivity, writes Steve Isenberg in The Staffing Stream. But improving your attitude takes more than a desire. Isenberg, president of ASJ Partners, provides seven steps to begin fostering a success-driven attitude.The...


General Employment closes Scribe deal, ex-MPS leader now CEO

April 1, 2015

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB), an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based staffing provider, closed on its acquisition of Scribe Solutions Inc., previously  announced in December. Scribe Solutions will now operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of General Employment. Scribe provides...


US private-sector job gain for March is lowest in more than a year

April 1, 2015

US private sector employment rose by approximately 189,000 jobs in March when compared to February, according to the ADP national employment report produced by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASD: ADP) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. March job gains came in under 200,000 for the first t...


Online job ads post strongest quarterly growth in eight years

April 1, 2015

US online job ads edged up by 15,160 in March to a total of more than 5.46 million, according to The Conference Board’s report on online job ads released today. The increase follows a gain of 184,149 job ads in February.“Online demand growth over the first quarter of 2015 at +349,000 has been the...