Recent Updates

SI Report Webinar - May 2014

May 13, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • ACA - three categories of options
  • Online staffing firms & compliance

May 2014 Engineering Staffing Growth Update

May 9, 2014

  • Public engineering staffing companies mostly report strong revenue growth for 1Q14
  • Oil and gas sector is driving demand for engineering staffing
  • We project 5% growth in the U.S. engineering staffing market for both 2014 and 2015

Staffing Stream: Four major skills gaps in the US workforce

May 7, 2014

More and more research is showing that the U.S. workforce has significant skills gaps when it comes to both hard and soft skills.


Europe - German IT freelancers overworked, but happy

May 7, 2014

Most German freelancers do not want to give up their self-determination and flexibility, but they pay a high price, according to a survey by Solcom.


Signature Technology Group acquires division

May 7, 2014

Signature Technology Group, a Phoenix-based IT staffing provider, acquired the U.S. consulting division of GlassHouse Technologies. 


Asia - Tata to get majority stake in Japan venture

May 7, 2014

Tata signed a deal with Mitsubishi last month to acquire a controlling stake in a new IT services firm.


Apple, Google and others settle employee anti-poaching suit

May 7, 2014

Apple Inc., Google Inc., Intel Corp. and Adobe Systems Inc. reached a settlement last month in a class action lawsuit over employee anti-poaching.


More than twice as many H-1Bs sought as available

May 7, 2014

More than twice as many petitions for H-1B visas were filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services than there were visas available under the annual caps. 


Survey: 69% of IT leaders say contingent labor critical

May 7, 2014

Information technology leaders and IT professionals agree that contingent labor is a critical part of many organizations’ business operations, but a disconnect exists with regard to performance and expectations, according to a survey from TEKsystems.


US posts April increase in IT jobs, settles into pattern

May 7, 2014

The number of U.S. information technology jobs rose by 0.28 percent month over month in April to approximately 4.6 million, the TechServe Alliance reported.