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Employment increased in most of US, but labor markets remain tight: Beige Book

March 7, 2019

Employment increased in most of the country in late January and February, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday. Labor markets remained tight for all skill levels, including notable worker shortages for positions relating to information technology, manufacturing, trucking,...

Uber partner Grab gets $1.46 billion investment

March 7, 2019

Uber Technologies Inc.’s partner in Southeast Asia — human cloud and ride-sharing firm Grab — secured $1.46 billion in new funding from the Softbank Vision Fund.

Uber last year sold its Southeast Asia business to Singapore-based Grab in a deal that gave Uber a 27.5% stake in the combined company....

CMO, VP of MarTech solutions top staffing firm’s list of highest-paying MarTech jobs

March 7, 2019

Chief marketing officer and VP of MarTech solutions rank as the highest-paying marketing technology jobs, according to Mondo, a New York-based IT and digital marketing staffing provider.

Mondo’s annual Tech and Digital Marketing Salary Guide lists 10 MarTech jobs garnering salaries of $175,000 or more...

PageGroup full-year revenue up 14%; Brexit uncertainty has impact

March 6, 2019

PageGroup plc reported revenue rose 14.0% in constant currency in 2018 with its Asia region posting the fastest growth. Revenue in its UK operations edged up 0.2%. The Surrey, UK-headquartered recruitment company noted that challenging market conditions related to Brexit uncertainty affected candidate...

US private sector adds 183,000 jobs in February as growth ‘throttled back’

March 6, 2019

Private-sector employment in the US rose by 183,000 in February, according to the ADP National Employment Report released today. This is a decline from the 300,000 jobs added in January and the smallest gain since November, when the report found a gain of 136,000 jobs.

“The economy has throttled back...

Integrity Locums appoints former Fastaff, U.S. Nursing leader as chief people officer

March 6, 2019

Integrity Locums announced Allison Beer joined the company as chief people officer.

Beer most recently was president and CEO of Healthcare Staffing Services, where she led its two brands: Fastaff Travel Nursing and U.S. Nursing. She previously held executive leadership positions at AMN Healthcare,...

Compunnel acquires Boston-based healthcare staffing firm

March 6, 2019

Compunnel Software Group Inc., a business technology services and staffing provider, acquired Boston-based healthcare staffing company Alternative Solutions Inc.

This acquisition expands Compunnel’s geographic footprint and skill coverage. The group has an existing independent healthcare staffing unit,...

Online job ads index edges up in February, recruitment activity will likely remain high

March 6, 2019

The Conference Board’s Experimental Help Wanted OnLine Index edged up to a reading of 104.0 in February from a reading of 103.7 in January. The Conference Board in December revised its report on online job ads to reflect a new methodology and current landscape of online job advertisements....

Employment scams rank as riskiest: BBB

March 6, 2019

Employment scams took over the top spot this year as the riskiest scam in 2018, according to a report released today by the Better Business Bureau. Employment scams had more instances and higher losses than in previous years.

Employment scams target a large number of people and tend to result in significant...

CompTIA acquires nonprofit IT careers program TechGirlz

March 5, 2019

CompTIA, the nonprofit IT industry association, announced its tech workforce charity Creating IT Futures acquired TechGirlz, a nonprofit program designed to inspire middle school girls to explore careers in technology.

Creating IT Futures focuses on training adults for careers in technology;...