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Staffing employment sees best Q2 in eight years, ASA reports

September 12, 2014

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.15 million temporary and contract workers per week in the second quarter of 2014, up 5.6 percent from the second quarter of 2013, according to data released by the American Staffing Association.Average weekly employment in the second quarter was hi...


OSHA revises reporting requirements for deaths, severe injuries

September 12, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The rule, which also updates the list of empl...


Web: The most in-demand (and aging) engineering jobs

September 12, 2014

Forbes reports on the most in-demand engineering jobs in the U.S. and which ones have the oldest workforces that will need to be replaced in the next five to 10 years. To read the story, click here.


Robert Half reports CFO hiring plans

September 12, 2014

Chief financial officers in Detroit and Philadelphia plan the most hiring in the next six months, each with 25 percent planning to add new professional-level positions, according to new professional employment forecasts from Robert Half. CFOs in Houston followed with 24 percent planning to add st...


People: DHR, Michael Page, Knightsbridge, Lucas Group …

September 12, 2014

DHR International Inc., a Chicago-based executive search firm, hired Kate Quinn as executive vice president for its financial services group. Quinn will be based out of the firm's New York office. She previously was a partner at Boyden Global Executive Search.Michael Page International plc, a Lon...


AESC elects new CEO

September 11, 2014

The Association of Executive Search Consultants’ board elected Karen Greenbaum as president and CEO, effective Oct. 27. She succeeds Peter Felix, who intends to retire at the end of 2014 after 16 years as AESC’s CEO.Greenbaum spent three decades with Mercer Consulting, rising from consultant to p...


General Employment acquires Nextaff, Employment Edge operator

September 11, 2014

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB) acquired Pivot Companies LLC, which operates three brands: Nextaff, a franchised back-office support system for staffing companies. Employment Edge, a provider of professional employer organization services. Staff Systems, a private back-...


Hotel operator to forfeit $2 million after managers start temp firms

September 11, 2014

Grand America Hotels and Resorts agreed last week to forfeit $1.95 million after an investigation found operational managers at the hotel company had formed temp firms to hire undocumented workers, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah announced.The incident unfolded during an audit of the hotel co...


Aequor buys life sciences staffing practice

September 11, 2014

Aequor Technologies, an information technology consulting and solutions company based in Piscataway, N.J., acquired Sound Advice’s life sciences staff augmentation practice. Sound Advice’s largest customers are Pfizer and Zoetis.The transaction closed Aug. 25; terms were not disclosed. The Sound...


California governor signs paid sick leave bill

September 11, 2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown expanded paid sick leave coverage in California by signing the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.The legislation, AB 1522, requires employers to provide paid sick leave to employees who work 30 or more days within a year from commencement of employment,...