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NLRB decision: Whose workers are they? — Staffing quote of the week

August 18, 2015

“Every company will have to re-examine their business relationships,” The Hill quoted Michael Lotito, an employment and labor attorney, as saying in a story about an upcoming ruling by the National Labor Relations Board on whether a Houston-based waste-disposal company is a joint employer of...


General Employment revenue up 15% in fiscal Q3

August 17, 2015

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB), an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based staffing provider, reported net revenue rose 15.4% to $11.5 million in its fiscal third quarter ended June 30.Gross margin also improved, primarily due to an increase in the quarter of higher margin professional...


Mexico’s economic growth not likely to accelerate this year, indexes say

August 17, 2015

Improvements in the six-month change in Mexico’s leading economic index and the country’s coincident economic index suggest Mexico’s economic expansion will continue, according to The Conference Board. However, its rate of expansion is unlikely to pick up sharply for the remainder of this year.Th...


Staffing 360 announces plans in shareholder letter

August 17, 2015

Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: STAF) today released its quarterly letter to shareholders from Executive Chairman Brendan Flood, providing shareholders with an update on current business initiatives and insight into management's expectations.The letter also listed primary objectives, which in...


‘Good jobs’ comprise almost half of all job growth since 2010

August 17, 2015

Despite reports of low-wage jobs dominating since the recovery began in 2010, the largest job growth has come from “good jobs,” according to a new study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.The report, “Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line,” foun...


Vaco invests in New York City executive search firm

August 17, 2015

Staffing provider Vaco invested in New York-based executive search firm iFind Group. The transaction closed Aug. 11; terms were not disclosed.Jodi Wechsler, founder and managing partner of iFind, will remain at the helm of iFind and retains equity in the company. In addidion, iFind Managing Partn...


Staffing Industry Analysts launches oil & gas staffing directory

August 17, 2015

Staffing Industry Analysts is currently compiling a directory of oil and gas staffing firms around the world and we would like to include as many companies as possible. The finished document will be distributed to members of our Contingent Workforce Strategies Council, who collectively...


Valintry acquires IT staffing division

August 14, 2015

Valintry Services LLC, an IT staffing and consulting services provider headquartered in the Orlando, Fla., market, acquired the recruiting division of Orlando-based PaperBoat Media LLC, a regional IT recruiting and consulting firm. The acquisition expands Valintry’s offerings, adds staf...


Microsoft memo updates external staff policy

August 14, 2015

Microsoft Corp. yesterday sent a memo to suppliers updating changes to its policies affecting suppliers and external staff in the US. The memo, issued by Chief Procurement Officer Mike Simms, also aims to provide context on why it is making the changes, according to the company.However, The Seatt...


List ranks largest staffing firms in Mexico

August 14, 2015

ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), Adecco, Kelly Services Inc. (NYSE: KELYA), PAE and Randstad are the five largest staffing companies in Mexico based on 2014 revenue, according to the 2015 list of largest staffing firms in Mexico recently released by Staffing Industry Analysts. These companies’ combined...