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Canadian employment up 43,000, jobless rate lowest since 2008

November 7, 2014

Canada added approximately 43,000 jobs in October, and the unemployment rate edged down to 6.5 percent — the lowest since November 2008, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The number of full-time jobs rose by 26,500 and the number of part-time jobs rose...


Staffing funder’s employee faces charges — Web

November 7, 2014

The News & Observer newspaper in North Carolina reports a worker is suspected of embezzling more than $275,000 from a company that provides funding for staffing firms. For the story, click here.


People: Seven Step, RiseSmart, Heidrick and more

November 7, 2014

Seven Step RPO, a Boston-based recruitment process outsourcing firm, announced Amy Bush joined the company as VP, global client services. Bush most recently held senior leadership roles at London-based RPO firm Alexander Mann Solutions.Outplacement provider RiseSmart named Hanif Ismail as vice pr...


Adecco global revenue up 3%, world’s largest staffing firm cites weaker growth in France and Germany

November 6, 2014

Adecco reported revenue growth slowed compared to the first half of the year, mainly because of weaker growth in France and Germany. However, activity picked up in North America and remained robust in its emerging markets.Switzerland-based Adecco, the world’s largest staffing firm, reported reven...


Cross Country pro forma revenue up 7%; travel nurse staffing leads growth

November 6, 2014

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) revenue surged 74.9 percent in the third quarter to $188.9 million thanks, in part, to two acquisitions. The company acquired MSN in July for $48 million, and acquired On Assignment Inc.'s (NYSE: ASGN) allied healthcare staffing business in December...


CTPartners executive search net revenue up 40%; rises across geographies, segments

November 6, 2014

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (NYSE MKT: CTP) reported net revenue rose 39.6 percent year over year in its third quarter to $45.4 million. Revenue rose across regions and segments.Net income at the New York-based firm rose to $1.4 million from $502,000 in the year-ago quarter. Quote“We continu...


RCM revenue up 12%, gross margin improves at N.J.-based staffing provider

November 6, 2014

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD GM: RCMT) — a provider of engineering, IT and healthcare staffing — reported revenue rose 12.3 percent in the third quarter to $46.4 million. The Pennsauken, N.J.-based firm’s gross margin improved to 28.4 percent in the third quarter from 25.9 percent in the year-ago...


November hiring in US at highest level in four years, HR group says

November 6, 2014

Hiring activity will reach four-year highs for the month of November in both the US manufacturing and service sectors, according to the leading indicators of a national employment report released today by the Society for Human Resource Management. Hiring expectations in US manufacturing are up fo...


Industrial staffing firm Command Center says revenue up 7%

November 6, 2014

Command Center Inc. (OTC: CCNI) reported revenue rose 6.9 percent in the third quarter to $27.7 million, primarily attributable to a 10.6 percent increase in same store sales. Gross margin at the industrial staffing provider rose to 27.7 percent in the third quarter from 25.8 percent in the year-...


Voters support raising minimum wage — Web

November 6, 2014

The Wall Street Journal reports voters in five states approved measures to raise the minimum wage. For the story, click here.