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AMN acquires healthcare labor management firm

December 23, 2014

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest US healthcare staffing firm, acquired Avantas, a provider of clinical labor management services. Omaha, Neb.-based Avantas provides workforce consulting, data analytics, predictive modeling and SaaS-based scheduling technology.AMN acquired Ava...


CDI announces restructuring plan

December 23, 2014

CDI Corp.’s (NYSE: CDI) board last week approved a restructuring plan, and the company expects to take a restructuring charge of between $3.2 million and $3.9 million in the fourth quarter, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Half of the amount is related to empl...


Apple, port company hit with contingent worker lawsuits

December 23, 2014

Two new class action laws suits were filed this month by contingent workers against Apple, a port company and their staffing firms. The first was filed against Apple and a staffing firm by a $100-an-hour IT consultant. The second suit was filed by warehouse workers against a warehouse operator an...


GDP increases at annual rate of 5% in Q3, 11-year high

December 23, 2014

US real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 5.0 percent in the third quarter, up from an earlier estimate of 3.9 percent, according to the US Department of Commerce. Second-quarter real GDP increased 4.6 percent.MarketWatch reports this is the fastest pace of growth since the th...


ASA staffing index reaches highest value since inception

December 23, 2014

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the US staffing industry rose 4.18 percent for the week of Dec. 8 to Dec. 14 compared with the same week last year. The index value rose to 107.54, the highest value since the index’s inception in June 2006.


Maryland staffing firm, Justice Department settle

December 23, 2014

Diversified Business Consulting Group Inc., an IT staffing firm headquartered in Silver Spring, Md., reached an agreement with the US Department of Justice to settle a claim that Diversified discriminated against work-authorized non-US citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act....


ACA employer mandate — staffing quote of the week

December 23, 2014

“The economic reality has changed,” Politico.com quoted Paul Fronstin, a senior associate at the Employee Benefit Resource Institute, as saying in an article about the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate in the job-growing economic recovery. “Employers are remembering why they offered benefits...


Next Daily News is Monday

December 23, 2014

The next issue of the Staffing Industry Daily News will be released Monday. Have a happy holiday!


President signs bill recognizing PEOs in tax code

December 22, 2014

The President signed legislation defining professional employer organizations In the federal tax code, the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations announced today.The legislation, the Small Business Efficiency Act, was part of a tax extenders bill passed by the Senate last wee...


Bank of America to pay vision-impaired temp $110,000

December 22, 2014

Bank of America will pay $110,000 to a former temporary worker to resolve a disability discrimination case brought by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced.According to the EEOC’s suit, Bank of America violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it fai...