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SouthStar Capital buys South Carolina-based factoring firm

May 16, 2019

Financing provider SouthStar Capital reported on Wednesday that its acquisition of inFactor, which specializes in nonbank lending, took effect May 3. Included in inFactor’s portfolio is a factoring line of $10 million to an IT staffing and training firm.

Based in Charleston, South Carolina, inFactor...

Canada posts strong job growth in April with increase of 61,700

May 16, 2019

Employment in Canada increased by 61,700 jobs in April compared to March, according to the Canada National Employment Report released today by ADP (NASDAQ: ADP).

“Employment growth was strong in April,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, VP and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “While manufacturing saw yet...

Nearly half of physicians in final year of training hear from recruiters 100 or more times

May 16, 2019

Almost half of physicians in their final year of residency training, 45%, receive 100 or more job solicitations, according to research by Merritt Hawkins, a physician permanent recruitment division of AMN Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: AMN). In addition, 66% said they received 51 or more job solicitations.


Jobless claims fall more than expected (Reuters)

May 16, 2019

The number of jobless claims fell more than expected last week, Reuters reported. Claims dropped to a seasonally adjusted 212,000, but economists had forecast claims would fall only to 220,000.

Law firm announces $13 million settlement over temp worker’s injury

May 15, 2019

Parris Law announced it reached a $13 million settlement for a janitor at a Tesla Motors Inc. factory store in Fremont, California, after the worker was hit by a car. Tesla said the incident involved temporary employees, and that a staffing firm will pay the bulk of the settlement.

“This incident occurred...

Uber drivers not employees, says NLRB counsel

May 15, 2019

The National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel has issued an advice memo stating that drivers for Uber Technologies are independent contractors and not employees.

Its advice memo, dated April 16 and released May 14, pertains to three separate cases before the NLRB alleging Uber wrongfully terminated...

Some say keep AI out of candidate selection, virtual job interviews: survey

May 15, 2019

More than two thirds of Americans don’t think artificial intelligence should have a role in certain hiring tasks, according to a survey of 2,029 adults by Yoh, a staffing provider that is part of Day & Zimmermann.

Those roles in which Americans don’t believe AI should have a role include:


More than a quarter reject new job offers after initially accepting them

May 15, 2019

More than a quarter, 28%, of workers in the US have backed out of a job offer after initially accepting it, according to a survey by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).

Reasons for backing out included:

  • 44% received a better offer from another company
  • 27% received a convincing counteroffer...

AMN reports diversity statistics

May 15, 2019

AMN Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: AMN), the largest US healthcare staffing firm, reported its workforce demographics, including that 62% of supervisors and senior managers are women, including its CEO, chief legal officer, chief talent officer and others.

Overall, the San Diego, California-based company said...

Data scientist highest-paying entry-level job at $95,000 (Glassdoor)

May 15, 2019

The highest-paying entry-level jobs in the US for 2019 include data scientist with a median base salary of $95,000, software engineer with a median base salary of $90,000 and product manager with a median base salary of $89,000, according to a blog post by Glassdoor.com. The post also listed the highest-paying...