Recent Updates

Subcontractor Pays $277,000 in Misclassification Case

April 2, 2014

Empire Janitorial Sales and Services Inc. has paid $277,565 in overtime back wages to 233 current and former janitorial service workers employed by Acadian Payroll Services LLC. Additionally, Acadian was found to have failed to establish a seven-day workweek and maintain proper records of weekly hours... More


California Bill Would Make Buyer Responsible for Suppliers’ Violations

April 2, 2014

ProPublica reports California could become one of the first states in the nation to hold companies legally responsible for wage and safety violations by their subcontractors and temp agencies if a bill proposed Friday becomes law. To read the story, click here.


SIA Research: Industry’s Reponse to Online Staffing

April 2, 2014

Online staffing and human cloud platforms have become a focus of much interest. This report, available to corporate and CWS Council members, shows how some staffing firms are dealing with the developing market.


4Q13 Gross Margins For Public Staffing Companies

April 1, 2014

  • In a set of sixteen public companies, almost two thirds reported a y/y increase in gross margin percentage in 4Q13.
  • Gross margins among the sixteen companies declined as a result of the 2008-2009 recession and have remained flat since that time.
  • PPI data suggests that office/clerical rates continue... More

North America News Report March 2014

April 1, 2014

  • Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labor markets in North America.
  • Browse news by category and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends, and employment data.

Online Staffing and Human Cloud Platforms: Staffing Firms' Response and Engagement

March 31, 2014

  • Online Staffing and Human Cloud platforms have become a focus of much interest for many staffing firms since 2012 and some staffing firms are beginning to engage with these platforms actively in productive and innovative ways.
  • Data show that staffing firm awareness, business interest in, and actual... More

Travelers Haven partners with Jackson Healthcare – Sponsor Content

March 26, 2014

Travelers Haven announced today the formation of a new partnership with Jackson Healthcare.


Long-term healthcare staffing forecast: Hang in there, it gets better

March 26, 2014

The latest forecast indicates the next decade is likely to be a strong one for healthcare staffing.


Staffing Stream: LinkedIn and the shift toward mobile recruitment

March 26, 2014

Mobile is trending with 41 percent of unique users visiting LinkedIn now doing it via mobile device, writes InterQuest Group CEO Mark Braund in The Staffing Stream.


Two healthcare firms among Best Staffing Firms to Work For

March 26, 2014

Two healthcare staffing firms appeared on this year’s list of “Best Staffing Firms to Work For.”