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Education staffing firm Proximity Learning sells to Education Solutions Services

July 10, 2019

Education staffing firm Proximity Learning Inc. was sold to Education Solutions Services LLC, the second-largest US education staffing firm, in a deal that closed July 2, according to an announcement by CapStream Group.

Proximity Learning is based in Austin, Texas. It provides virtual teachers to schools...


System One acquires The Rowland Group

July 10, 2019

System One announced Tuesday that it acquired The Rowland Group, a staffing provider with offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Houston. The Rowland Group provides staffing in the energy, engineering, IT and finance/accounting segments. It will continue to operate under the Rowland brand as a division of System...


Avalution buys staffing provider BC Management

July 10, 2019

Avalution Consulting announced Tuesday that it acquired BC Management, a provider of staffing and data research.

BC management is a recruitment and research company focused on the business continuity industry; its corporate office is in Huntington Beach, California. It also provides research on compensation...


Hires, job openings fall in May; rising uncertainty around economy

July 9, 2019

The number of hires fell by 266,000 in May with most of the decline, 262,000, in private industry, but job openings were little changed, falling by 49,000 from April, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Total separations also fell in May by 192,000....


CEO report finds top execs moderately pessimistic in Q2

July 9, 2019

CEOs remain moderately pessimistic in the second quarter, according to The Conference Board’s Measure of CEO Confidence. Its level for the second quarter was 43, unchanged from the first; readings above 50 indicate more positive than negative responses.

“CEO confidence was unchanged in Q2, and remains...


ZRG Partners acquires London-based strategy search firm

July 9, 2019

Global retained search firm ZRG Partners has acquired Holker Watkin, a London-based search firm focused on placing strategy and transformation professionals in Europe and other markets. 

“The business has been successfully partnering with private equity firms and global multinationals in the search...


Only 30% of employers offer mobile-friendly application process, missing top talent

July 9, 2019

Research by recruitment firm MRINetwork found that 76% of candidates expect to be able to apply for jobs and receive feedback via mobile devices, but only 30% of employers offer a mobile-friendly application process.

“While online applications are the standard for most industries, many organizations...


Word of the week: Approved supplier list (ASL)

July 9, 2019

Staffing Industry Analysts’ Lexicon describes an approved supplier list, or ASL, as “a contingent workforce sourcing model in which the provision of a contingent workforce, in whole or in part, is exclusively granted to a limited, but more than one, number of staffing providers, at specified conditions.”...


It will be a few years before Uber becomes profitable (CNN)

July 9, 2019

Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER) will take a few years to become profitable, its Chief Technology Officer Thuan Pham said today at a conference in Hong Kong, CNN reported. “If people invest in Uber, they should be long-term investments,” said Pham. “We’re not in this business for the profit...


Temp jobs number is up, but downward revisions offset gains

July 8, 2019

The year-over-year growth rate for temporary jobs rose in June as the US added 4,300 temporary positions and total US nonfarm jobs rose by 224,000, according to seasonally adjusted data released Friday by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Some point to the overall jobs numbers as reducing concerns about...