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NLRB counsel: Uber drivers are independent contractors (CWS 3.0)

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. For more information, please see the CWS 3.0 newsletter.

Recruit Holdings revenue up 4% in fiscal fourth quarter; HR tech leads growth

May 14, 2019

Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd., one of the world’s largest staffing firms, reported revenue rose 4.3% to ¥580.3 billion (US$5.2 billion) in its fiscal fourth quarter ended March 31. The fastest growth took place in the Tokyo-based company’s “HR Technology” segment, which includes job board Indeed...

Command Center Q1 revenue falls 3%

May 14, 2019

Command Center Inc. (NASD: CCNI) reported first-quarter revenue fell 3.2%. The industrial staffing provider attributed the decrease primarily to a “significant” revenue decline from a large customer, poor weather in parts of the country, and the loss of key salespeople.

The Lakewood, Colorado-headquartered...

US tax knowledge, skills fastest-growing on Upwork in Q1

May 14, 2019

On the heels of the tax reform bill passed in 2017, US taxation topped online staffing provider Upwork’s first-quarter list of the 20 fastest-growing skills. The first tax filing season affected by the new tax law also spurred demand for financial planning specialists and certified public accountants,...

Health Carousel buys online locum tenens platform

May 14, 2019

Health Carousel on Monday announced the acquisition of Lucidity Direct LLC, an online platform that connects locum tenens with open shifts at medical practices.

Plans call for Lucidity to continue operating under its own brand. Healthcare Carousel CEO Bill DeVille said the addition of the new firm will...

Canada's temp employment increasing at faster rate than traditional jobs

May 14, 2019

Although temporary employees represent a relatively small portion of overall employees, they have been increasing at a faster pace than traditional employees during the past 20 years, according to research released today by Statistics Canada. Data from the Labour Force Survey found 13.3%...

Facebook raises minimum wage for US contract workers to $20 per hour

May 14, 2019

Facebook Inc. will require vendors to raise the minimum wage paid to US contractors to better reflect local costs of living, the company announced Monday. The social media giant will require a minimum wage of $20 in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City and Washington DC, and a rate of $18 per...

Word of the week: Factoring

May 14, 2019

One way staffing firms grow is through financing. And one method of financing available to staffing firms is “factoring,” and that is Staffing Industry Analysts’ word of the week. Factoring is a transaction where accounts receivable are sold for immediate payment, generally to improve cash flow....

IT jobs post first monthly gain so far this year, albeit a small one

May 13, 2019

IT employment in the US posted its first monthly gain so far this year in April, but the gain is modest, the TechServe Alliance reported. The number of IT job rose 0.03% in April when compared to March resulting in total IT jobs of approximately 5.3 million, according to the trade association for the...

Lyft revenue up 95%, but net loss $1.14 billion; both Lyft and Uber shares down

May 13, 2019

Shares in human cloud, ride-sharing firm Lyft Inc. (NASD: LYFT) were down 4.6% on Monday to $48.74; the company recently went public. Lyft had announced earnings last week, with revenue rising 95.4% to $776.0 million in the first quarter. Co-founder and CEO Logan Green said the revenue increase...