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Online job ads rise in August after July decline

September 3, 2014

U.S. online job ads rose by 164,600 in August to a total of about 5.2 million, according to The Conference Board’s report on online jobs ads released today. The increase follows a loss of 15,500 job ads in July.“Labor demand has shown some renewed strength over the past three months with an avera...


Randstad employee confidence index slips after record highs

September 3, 2014

The outlook among American workers fell in August after two months of record-breaking confidence levels, according to Randstad’s U.S. employee confidence index. The index fell 3.2 points in August to a reading of 55.9. The index measures workers’ confidence in their personal employment situation...


Recruiters use Facebook more, Twitter less

September 3, 2014

Recruiters in the U.S. increased their use of Facebook for social recruiting but moved away from Twitter, according to a new report by staffing and recruiting software provider Bullhorn.The percent of U.S. recruiters using Facebook rose to 19.3 percent this year from 19.0 percent last year. On th...


Canadian manufacturing index hits nine-month high

September 3, 2014

Canadian manufacturing business conditions expanded in August at the fastest pace since November 2013, according to the Royal Bank of Canada’s Canadian manufacturing purchasing managers’ index. August’s reading of 54.8 is up from July’s reading of 54.3 and indicated robust improvement in overall...


US small business hiring flat in August, index finds

September 3, 2014

Small businesses added no new jobs in the U.S. in August following a gain of 7,000 jobs in July, according to the small business and revenue indexes by Intuit Inc.“The labor market for small business is warming,” said Susan Woodward, the economist who works with Intuit to create the indexes. “Tho...


Addison Group acquires West Coast staffing provider

September 2, 2014

Chicago-based professional staffing firm Addison Group acquired CVPartners Inc., a staffing firm with offices in the San Francisco and Seattle markets.The transaction closed Aug. 15; terms were not disclosed.CVPartners will maintain its offices in San Francisco; Mountain View, Calif.; Seattle; an...


S.i. Systems acquires Toronto-based IT staffing firm

September 2, 2014

Canadian IT staffing firm S.i. Systems acquired Redwood Global Inc., a Toronto staffing firm also targeting IT professionals. The transaction closed today; terms were not disclosed.The Redwood Global brand will transition into S.i. Systems over the next 90 days.“This acquisition is very complemen...


Michigan minimum wage rises

September 2, 2014

Michigan’s minimum wage rose to $8.15 per hour effective Monday from the previous rate of $7.40 per hour, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced.It represents the first increase in six years, according to the agency.Yesterday’s increase also marked the first of seve...


Corporate Resource Services receives Nasdaq notice

September 2, 2014

Corporate Resource Services Inc. (NASD: CRRS) on Aug. 27 received notice from Nasdaq stating that it was non-compliant with Listing Rule 5250(b) because the company had not filed Form 10-Q for the period ending July 4, 2014.The company expects to file the form on or before Sept. 29, as stipulated...


Is your client relationship at risk? — Staffing Stream

September 2, 2014

Mike Jacoutot, founder and managing partner of Butler Street, discusses the early warning signs of client defection in The Staffing Stream. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog where issues, trends and views from all corners of the staffing industry are discussed. Our ecosys...