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Web: Job market tilts toward U.S. workers in ‘virtuous cycle’

August 11, 2014

Bloomberg reports the balance of power in the job market is shifting slowly toward employees from employers. To read the story, click here.


HR specialist top temp job, research says

August 8, 2014

Human resources specialist is the top temp occupation for 2014, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International research released by Link Staffing Services. HR temp jobs are projected to rise 5 percent in 2014 and pay a median of $26.96 per hour.The list is comprised of occupations in th...


Canada employment little changed in July

August 8, 2014

Canadian employment was little changed in July; it only added approximately 200 jobs for total employment of 17.82 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada.The Canadian unemployment rate edged down to 7.0 percent in July from 7.1 percent in June. Adjus...


US engineering worker confidence falls in Q2

August 8, 2014

The Randstad engineering employee confidence index for the U.S. fell to a reading of 59.8 in the second quarter of 2014 from 63.6 in the first quarter. It’s the first time since second quarter of 2013 the index dropped below 60.0.Slightly more engineers plan on searching for new jobs, but their c...


Job seekers won’t budge on benefits, but a third will take temp jobs

August 8, 2014

Only 13 percent of job seeker would compromise on healthcare benefits, according to survey by Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW). However, one-third are willing to take on temporary or contract roles.“With the economy and job market slowly improving, job seekers will be more likely to be searchin...


People: Favorite Healthcare, ManpowerGroup, Michael Page, CRS, O'Neill, Favorite, TRC

August 8, 2014

Favorite Healthcare Staffing announced Director of Business Development Jay Jimenez will lead its newest branch office, located in Austin, Texas. Jimenez joined the company in 2012.ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) board member Jack Greenberg retired effective Sept. 28, according to a filing with th...


Web: Healthcare temp sues over marijuana firing

August 8, 2014

Bloomberg Businessweek reports a woman in New Mexico sued a company she says fired her for failing a drug test, even though she had a state-issued medical marijuana card. To read the story, click here.


Adecco revenue up; European growth steady, North America activity increases

August 7, 2014

Adecco, the world’s largest staffing firm and the second-largest in the U.S., reported growth remained steady in Europe and activity picked up in North America. The Switzerland-based firm reported revenue rose 1 percent in the second quarter to €4.99 billion (US$6.80 billion). In constant currenc...


Mitchell Martin acquires HLP Solutions

August 7, 2014

Mitchell Martin Inc. acquired the operating assets of HLP Solutions Inc., a staffing and permanent placement firm targeting human resource, administrative and information technology professionals.The transaction closed July 31; terms were not disclosed.HLP Solutions has two offices, one in Dallas...


Cross Country revenue up, but net loss increases

August 7, 2014

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) reported nurse and allied staffing revenue rose 25.8 percent in the second quarter, boosted by the December acquisition of the operating assets of On Assignment Inc.’s (NYSE: ASGN) allied healthcare staffing division.However, second-quarter revenue in it...