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Median weekly earnings in US up 3.7% during Q2

July 17, 2019

Median weekly earnings rose 3.7% to $908 for the 117.6 million full-time wage and salary workers in the US in the second quarter of this year compared with the second quarter of last year, not seasonally adjusted, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Full-time workers age 25 and older without...

Temp sues over biometric fingerprint scanner (Cook County Record)

July 17, 2019

A worker objecting to the required use of a biometric fingerprint scanner filed a lawsuit in Illinois against a staffing firm, according to an article in the Cook County Record. Corey Williams filed the class action complaint against Integrity Staffing Solutions Inc. alleging violation of the Illinois...

Understand the gig revolution (The Staffing Stream)

July 17, 2019

The gig economy is generating an estimated $1.3 trillion in revenue, according to estimates by Staffing Industry Analysts. It’s also the centerpiece of the Collaboration in the Gig Economy conference coming up in September. Get the lowdown on what’s planned in a new post in The Staffing Stream.

Hays reports gross profit flat in Q2

July 16, 2019

London-based global staffing firm Hays plc reported net fees, also called gross profit, were flat in the second quarter.

Gross profit was up in both its German market, the company’s largest single geography, and its “rest of the world” segment, which includes the US and Canada and other countries....

Triage Medical Staffing acquires Aspen Medical Staffing

July 16, 2019

Triage Medical Staffing, which ranks as the 35th-largest US healthcare staffing firm, announced today it acquired Aspen Medical Staffing LLC, a physical therapist-owned firm that places rehabilitation therapy professionals in travel, contract and permanent positions.

Aspen was founded in 2014 and is based...

Peoplelink Group names new CEO

July 16, 2019

The Peoplelink Group named Jay Reid as its new CEO. Reid comes to Peoplelink with 23 years of experience in the staffing industry and formerly served as senior VP of the PeopleReady division at TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI).

“We are truly excited about this new step we are taking” said Jay Mattern, CEO...

67% of IT decision makers with hiring authority use text to communicate with job candidates

July 16, 2019

A majority of IT decision makers with hiring authority, 67%, use texting as a way to coordinate interviews with prospective job candidates, according to research by Robert Half Technology, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). In addition, 48% of US workers polled by the company have...

Only 15 employees at Amazon strike — Staffing quote of the week

July 16, 2019

Amazon reported only 15 of its employees took part in a publicly announced strike Monday outside a warehouse in Minnesota, Business Insider reported. “It was obvious to the 1,500-full-time workforce that an outside organization used Prime Day to raise its own visibility, conjured misinformation and...

Nominations open for the Power 150 List of Women in Staffing

July 16, 2019

For the fifth year in a row, Staffing Industry Analysts will produce the Global Power list of the most influential women in the staffing industry. Nominations have now opened.

The Americas portion of the Global Power 150 — Women in Staffing list will appear in the November-December issue of Staffing...

SIA sizes gig economy at 53 million workers, totals $1.3 trillion in revenue

July 15, 2019

US revenue in the gig economy totaled $1.3 trillion in 2018 and it included 53 million workers, according to a recent report by Staffing Industry Analysts titled “The US Gig Economy.”

Its results are based on an SIA survey as well as data from the US Census Bureau, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics...