Recent Updates

Group warns of ACA-related workers’ comp uptick

March 17, 2015

According to the Workers Comp Research Institute, some affordable care organizations are classifying an increasing number of soft tissue injury cases as workers’ comp injuries, a practice that could be costly for employers.  


Visas Oversubscribed? Demand for H-1Bs to outstrip supply

March 17, 2015

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services expects demand for H-1B visa to exceed supply again this year, triggering another lottery for the coveted documents and leaving many staffing buyers out of luck.


4Q14 IT staffing earnings recap: Steady as she goes

March 11, 2015

IT staffing firms’ operating results for 4Q14 produced few surprises, but earnings calls yielded a few potential concerns.


IT jobs rise by 0.4% in US during February

March 11, 2015

The number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.4% in February from January, according to the TechServe Alliance.


Report says BP to cut IT contractor rates by 15% in UK

March 11, 2015

ContractorUK reported BP plc is cutting the rate it pays IT contractors in the UK by 15%.


Trim your waste in talent acquisition — Staffing Stream

March 11, 2015

In any pursuit, training and dedication are vital. But the real advantages come from doing the smallest things better than anyone else.


Staffing 360 sells back cybersecurity firm for $1

March 11, 2015

Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: STAF) sold its Cyber 360 Inc. subsidiary to various original owners of the business.


ManpowerGroup acquires Europe-based IT operations

March 11, 2015

ManpowerGroup subsidiary Proservica acquired the French IT help desk business of ATOS. ManpowerGroup also acquired a 70% stake in Dutch IT company PEAK-IT.


Private equity picks up majority stake in ICon

March 11, 2015

Serent Capital acquired a majority stake in ICon Professional Services, a Foster City, Calif.-based provider of independent contractor compliance and payrolling services.


President announces TechHire initiative

March 11, 2015

President Obama this week announced the launch of the TechHire initiative at a meeting of the National League of Cities.