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Canada loses 5,700 jobs in January

February 5, 2016

Canada lost 5,700 jobs in January from December, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The number of full-time jobs rose by 5,600 in January, but part-time jobs fell by 11,300.

Compared to the same month a year ago, Canada was up by 126,100 jobs — an increase...


Temp jobs up over year despite monthly decline; BLS posts annual revision

February 5, 2016

The number of US temp jobs fell by 25,200 in January when compared to December, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. And the temp penetration rate — temp jobs as a percent of total employment — shrunk to 2.04% in January from the high of 2.06%...


Vector acquires communications staffing division

February 5, 2016

Vector Technical Resources, an IT staffing firm servicing the Washington, DC area, acquired the staffing services division of EEI Communications, a provider of editorial services headquartered in Greenbelt, Md. The company is also rebranding as Vector Talent Resources, effective today.

Vector completed...


OSHA cites buyer, staffing firm over Pittsburgh worksite

February 5, 2016

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday cited a Pennsylvania contractor and a Pittsburgh staffing agency for failing to protect temporary workers from a potential trench collapse.

Construction contractor Kinsey Corp. was contracted to install sanitary sewer,...


Executive Forum: Create an environment where all can succeed

February 5, 2016

An environment where all can succeed — regardless of gender or age — is important, especially when it comes to innovation. You can have top talent with great ideas to innovate and move ahead, but you won’t hear about those ideas if your top talent doesn’t feel comfortable coming forward.

How to...


People: Chartwell; Major, Lindsey & Africa; Boyden; and more

February 5, 2016

Chartwell Staffing Solutions, a staffing provider based in Lancaster, Penn., announced the following new leadership hires in 2016:

  • Michael Zimmerman, senior VP of professional services: He oversees Chartwell’s professional services offices in New York City; Charlotte, NC; and Atlanta. Prior to...


Calian Q1 revenue up 15%

February 4, 2016

Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX: CTY) reported revenue rose 15.2% to C$64.5 million (US$46.5 million) in its fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 31. The Ottawa-based company cited organic growth in most of its service lines this quarter.

First-quarter revenue rose 31.5% in Calian’s systems engineering division and...


Kelly Services revenue rises in Q4

February 4, 2016

Fourth-quarter revenue at Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) rose 7.3% on a constant currency basis and 2.6% on a reported basis.

US revenue rose 6.9% on a reported basis; the US is the company’s largest single market with revenue of $998.8 million in the fourth quarter. Revenue from Mexico rose...


TrueBlue cites growth among small-, mid-sized clients; revenue up 17%

February 4, 2016

TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) reported widespread growth in its business aimed small- and mid-sized customers in the fourth quarter and announced its construction vertical posted double-digit sales growth. Fourth-quarter revenue rose 17.3% to $810.7 million. On an organic basis, excluding acquisitions, revenue...


Jobless claims average up 2,000, total claims rise 8,000

February 4, 2016

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance was 284,750 last week, up 2,000 from the previous week’s downwardly revised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.

The four-week moving average decreases the volatility...