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Low unemployment good for economy, but finding workers is the challenge

July 15, 2019

Low unemployment is good news for the economy, but it can make recruiting more challenging — particularly for staffing firms in areas with especially low unemployment.

“We feel that every day because it’s been a struggle these days,” Bhuwan Sharma, an owner of the Burlington Employment Agency,...


Staffing firm Hydrogen reports gross profit update, says US business strong

July 15, 2019

Hydrogen Group plc, a London-based recruitment firm with operations in the US, reported net fee income, or gross profit, totaled more than £15 million (US$19.0 million) in the six months ended June 30, 2019, up from £14.8 million in the first six months of last year, according to a preliminary trading...


ShiftPixy postpones earnings release for fiscal Q3

July 15, 2019

ShiftPixy Inc. (NASDAQ: PIXY) postponed the release date for its fiscal third-quarter earnings report. The information was scheduled to be released today, but the company said it will provide a new date for release as soon as possible.

Based in Irvine, California, ShiftPixy is a staffing platform focused...


Yandex, Uber joint venture acquiring Russia-based ride-sharing firm’s operations

July 15, 2019

Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX), reported today its ride-sharing and food delivery joint venture with human cloud firm Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER), agreed to acquire the intellectual property and call-center business of the Vezet group of companies in Russia. Vezet provides ride-sharing services in 123...


Amazon warehouse workers in Minnesota plan strike (The Hill)

July 15, 2019

Amazon.com workers at a warehouse in Minnesota are planning a strike today, Amazon Prime Day, to protest labor conditions and call for more temporary workers to be made Amazon employees, The Hill reported. Amazon workers in Europe also went on strike, according to the report, but the walkout in Minnesota...


Gig ‘electronically mediated work’ triples: report

July 12, 2019

The number of American doing electronically mediated work tripled over the past five years, but income from this work still accounts for less than 1% of total income, according to a report released this week by the National Council on Compensation Insurance.

NCCI’s report describes “electronically...


Indeed to buy ClickIQ

July 12, 2019

Jobs website Indeed struck a deal to acquire ClickIQ, an automated job advertising platform based in the UK. The acquisition is set to close this month.

“The team at ClickIQ have built an innovative technology solution for optimizing job advertising spend to reach both active and passive job seekers,”...


Accenture announces new CEO, other executive changes

July 12, 2019

Accenture plc (NYSE: ACN) appointed Julie Sweet as its new CEO effective Sept. 1. Sweet is presently CEO of Accenture’s business in North America, the global consulting and outsourcing firm’s largest market with revenue of approximately $18 billion in fiscal 2018. The division represents almost 50%...


People: Workforce Logiq, LandrumHR, Curate Partners, Lyft, Paychex, Upwork, CareerBuilder, Scout Exchange and more

July 12, 2019

Workforce Logiq hired Andrea Sugden as chief global sales officer. Sugden most recently was executive VP, US sales and national accounts, for Adecco Staffing.

LandrumHR promoted Mandy Sacco to president of Workforce Solutions, Jim Howe to VP of Workforce Solutions, and Chris Fountain to director of Workforce...


Overqualified job seekers at disadvantage, unless they are women (Carnegie Mellon University)

July 12, 2019

Job seekers who appear overly capable may be at a disadvantage — unless they are women, in which case being overqualified can be helpful, according to research from Carnegie Mellon University‘s Tepper School of Business. Hiring managers tend to perceive that overqualified candidates may lack commitment...