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Intermountain Staffing acquires Illinois-based staffing company

March 19, 2019

Intermountain Staffing acquired Seville Staffing, a temporary staffing company based in Romeoville, Ill.

Seville Staffing, founded in 1979, will retain its brand name. The firm targets the administrative, light industrial and skilled manufacturing segments. It primarily works with businesses, non-profits...

More than 80% of companies willing to hire candidates without required skillsets, providing training to fill roles

March 19, 2019

Companies are willing to hire applicants who don’t meet skills requirements and then train them to fill the roles, according to research released today by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).

A survey of HR managers found 42% of résumés they receive, on average, are from candidates who don’t...

Canada staffing index falls 6%; moderate year-over-year decline continues

March 19, 2019

The Canadian staffing index, which measures staffing activity in Canada, fell 6% in February on a year-over-year basis to a reading of 89.

“February typically provides the lowest index reading of the year due to its fewer number of working days,” said Timothy Landhuis, research director at Staffing...

Gender-diverse workforces create results — Staffing quote of the week

March 19, 2019

“Gender diverse workforces actually create results, because that’s becoming the norm of the perception of what a successful organization looks like,” Lauren Romansky, senior VP of HR at Gartner, told TechRepublic. “It becomes this self-fulfilling prophecy where we think if you are a capable,...

Apple’s H-1B visa whistleblower lawsuit dismissed (AppleInsider)

March 19, 2019

A federal judge in California las week dismissed a whistleblower’s lawsuit against Apple and global IT services and outsourcing provider Infosys that accused Apple of abusing the visa system to save money, AppleInsider reported. The lawsuit, which dates back to 2016, alleged Apple...

Internal staff want clear career progression, more training: SIA research

March 18, 2019

New responsibilities and job challenges topped a list of work experiences that most benefited the professional development of staffing firms’ internal staff, according to research recently released by Staffing Industry Analysts. The report also found they seek clearer career paths and opportunities...

Freelancer.com launches on-demand enterprise platform for electronics and electrical engineering

March 18, 2019

Freelancer Ltd., the operator of online staffing firm Freelancer.com, launched “ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer.com,” a human cloud, electronics and electrical engineering marketplace.

The platform is a collaboration with Arrow Electronics, a Fortune 500 company with 2018 sales of $30 billion.


Lyft sets value at more than $20 billion in IPO

March 18, 2019

Human cloud/ride-sharing firm Lyft today launched the roadshow for its initial public offering.

Lyft ranks as the third-largest B2C human cloud platform with estimated human cloud gross spend of $5.26 billion in 2017 (note: this is not total sales for the company), according to Staffing Industry...

Chicago and South Florida firms plan to hire more IT temps, fewer accounting/finance pros

March 18, 2019

Firms in the Chicago and South Florida markets plan to hire fewer temporary accounting/finance individuals and more IT professionals., according to a survey released by staffing provider Brilliant.

For accounting/finance, 10% of businesses intend to hire additional temporary professionals — a drop from...

March Madness: Costing companies $13 billion (24/7 Wall St.) or boosting morale (survey)?

March 18, 2019

24/7 Wall St. estimates American businesses will lose $13.3 billion in lost productivity as workers fill out brackets for the March Madness college championship basketball tournament and stay glued to TV or computer screens to watch. However, a survey released this month by Robert Half International...