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Labor markets keep tight, ‘toughest market I have ever seen’: report

July 18, 2019

Labor markets remained tight across the US, and employee compensation grew at a “modest-to-moderate” pace, according to the Federal Reserve Beige Book report released Wednesday. One staffing executive at a Minnesota firm called the labor market the “toughest market I have ever seen,” and the...

US Leading Economic Index falls for first time since December; growth remains slow in second half

July 18, 2019

For the first time since December, The Conference Board reported its US Leading Economic Index fell in June, portending slow growth for the second half of this year.

“The US [Leading Economic Index] fell in June, the first decline since last December, primarily driven by weaknesses in new orders for...

IT jobs tick up for third month in US, but increases lackluster: TechServe Alliance

July 18, 2019

IT employment ticked up 0.02% in June from May to more than 5.3 million US jobs, but growth remains subdued, according to data released Wednesday by the TechServe Alliance, the national trade association for the IT and engineering staffing and solutions industry. Year over year, the number of IT jobs...

Canada adds 30,400 jobs in June following decline in May: ADP

July 18, 2019

The number of jobs in Canada rose by 30,400 in June from May, according to the “ADP Canada National Employment Report.” That compares to a month-over-month decline of 36,700 jobs in May.

“June experienced higher acceleration in job growth following a sharp decline in May,” said Ahu Yildirmaz,...

Wage and Hour Division cites three separate legal actions over two staffing firms, one employer

July 18, 2019

The US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division cited legal actions against a hotel staffing firm in Florida over overtime pay, an IT staffing provider in California over H-1B violations and a North Carolina employer over H-2B visa violations.

  • Brooks Hospitality Corp, which operates the Comfort...

Jobless claims rise within expected range (CNBC)

July 18, 2019

US jobless claims rose as expected, and data still points to a strong labor market, CNBC reported. Layoffs also remained low despite the trade war between the US and China.

Attorneys general come out against employee noncompete agreements

July 17, 2019

Attorneys general from 17 states and the District of Columbia called for the Federal Trade Commission to consider prohibiting employee noncompete, non-solicitation and no-poach agreements.

At a minimum, they urged the FTC to consider bans on intra-franchise no-poach agreements, noncompete agreements for...

MBO Partners names new CEO

July 17, 2019

MBO Partners, a Herndon, Virginia-headquartered firm that provides independent workforce solutions to companies and independent workers, named Miles Everson as its new CEO effective immediately. Everson takes over the role from company founder Gene Zaino, who will remain with MBO as executive chairman....

Over a third loosen job requirements amid tight labor market: Adecco USA

July 17, 2019

Some hiring managers are loosening job requirements to help bring workers on board, according to a survey by Adecco USA, part of The Adecco Group. It found 37% loosened job requirements in order to recruit talent, and of those that did loosen their requirements, 72% did so within the last year.

The survey...

TMP Worldwide acquires programmatic recruitment platform Perengo

July 17, 2019

TMP Worldwide, a New York-based recruitment advertising agency, announced it acquired Perengo, a San Francisco-based firm that provides a programmatic recruitment platform.

“Both our technology as well as our team will be integrated into the TMP organization and we’ll work together on our shared vision...