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US job openings edge up

August 12, 2014

The number of U.S. job openings in June rose 2.0 percent from May to 4.7 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate — a measure of job openings compared with total employment — edged up to 3.3 percent in June from...


Select names franchise division president

August 12, 2014

The Select Family of Staffing Companies, the 10th-largest U.S. staffing firm, hired Steve Mills as president of its franchise division. The division includes more than 50 franchisees operating more than 150 U.S. offices under the Remedy Intelligent Staffing and Westaff brands. He will also join S...


Senior managers split on steady temp work vs. full-time employment, survey finds

August 12, 2014

About half of senior managers said when it comes to evaluating someone's work background, a long period of consistent temporary assignments is comparable to full-time employment, according to an OfficeTeam survey released today.Senior managers were asked, “When evaluating job applicants, would yo...


Quote of the week: Temporary Workers Right to Know Act

August 12, 2014

“For our industry, our most important asset is our workers,” The Boston Globe quoted Stephen Dwyer, a spokesman for the American Staffing Association, as saying in an article about the Temporary Workers Right to Know Act and safeguards for temp workers. “It does no good to keep them in the dark.”...


Blog: Hey, VMS: What have you done for me lately?

August 12, 2014

Buyers were thrilled with vendor management systems when they first came out. However, Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Buyer Survey revealed that satisfaction with VMS is declining. Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram discusses the trend in a new post in The Contingent Blog. For the full post, cl...


Adecco’s Beeline VMS division acquires online staffing firm

August 11, 2014

Beeline, a VMS provider owned by Adecco, acquired online staffing/independent workforce management platform OnForce. The deal closed Friday.The combination is designed to allow Beeline customers to add an independent contractor offering to their current services or manage existing independent con...


Canada: 26% of businesses plan to increase workforce, BMO reports

August 11, 2014

A rebound in economic growth in the second quarter and solid growth expectations bode well for employment prospects this year in Canada, according to BMO Economics and a BMO Bank of Montreal hiring report released today. Overall, 26 percent of Canadian firms surveyed plan to expand their workforc...


Maryland/DC region loses 2,180 manufacturing jobs over year, report finds

August 11, 2014

The Maryland/Washington, D.C., area is one of only a few regions to report a decline in manufacturing jobs in the past year, according to Manufacturers’ News Inc. The region lost 2,180 manufacturing jobs from June 2013 to June 2014, a 1.1 percent decline.Maryland/DC now counts 4,502 manufacturers...


Canada survey finds salaries to rise by 2.8 percent

August 11, 2014

Canadian employers expect salaries to rise by an average of 2.8 percent in 2015, according to Morneau Shepell's annual compensation survey. The figure is up slightly from the 2.6 percent increase expected for 2014. The average includes expected salary freezes and excludes promotional or special s...


Get talent off the bench … and into the workforce — Staffing Stream

August 11, 2014

White-collar contractors often aren’t looking for full-time, career-type employment, writes Nick Andriacchi in The Staffing Stream. They’re looking to work at a company maybe for a year or two, and then move on. Andriacchi, a director of sales and marketing at Damien Services Corp., discusses how...