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People: SThree, Postmates, Pedersen & Partners

July 3, 2019

SThree plc announced COO Justin Hughes stepped down effective July 1, and a process is underway to identify a new COO. SThree is based in London and focuses on staffing in the science, technology, engineering and math segments.

Human cloud online delivery platform Postmates names Kristin Reinke, VP of...

Next Staffing Industry Daily News on Monday

July 3, 2019

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published on Thursday and Friday because of the July 4 holiday. The next edition will be published on Monday.

Transportation & logistics is fastest-growing industry amid slowing job growth

July 2, 2019

Job growth is slowing and low pay continues to be a challenge, according to the Job Market Report released today by jobs website Glassdoor. The report is based on job and salary data from jobs websites such as Monster, job listings in applicant tracking systems such as Taleo and jobs listed on companies’...

Gig workers in US and UK would take less pay for steady work

July 2, 2019

Gig workers and freelancers would prefer steady employment even if it meant lower pay, according to a report released today by the Centre for Economic Performance, a research organization that is part of the London School of Economics.

The findings are based on a survey of more than 4,000 UK and US workers...

The Reserves Network acquires North Carolina staffing firm

July 2, 2019

Hire Alternatives, a Greensboro, North Carolina-based staffing firm, was acquired by The Reserves Network in a deal announced Monday.

“Hire Alternatives joining The Reserves Network is a natural fit,” CEO Neil Stallard said. “Both companies share a vision of providing elite service to our customers...

Retirement program for all employees in the state kicks off in California; will accept gig workers

July 2, 2019

California rolled out a state-sponsored retirement program for all workers in the state called CalSavers that allows workers to make contributions to save for their retirement if their employers don’t have one, according to an announcement by the state. Companies in California with five or more employees...

Facebook to make job ads searchable (ABC News)

July 2, 2019

Facebook will make advertisements for jobs, loans and credit cards searchable for US users in the wake of a legal settlement, ABC News reported. Ads had only been delivered selectively to Facebook users based on users’ data. The lawsuit had been over housing ads. The searchable jobs database should...

We need those people for nontraditional jobs — Staffing quote of the week

July 2, 2019

“We’re going back to a service-based society that also builds relationships. If you think about it, everybody from your pizza delivery guy, to managers, to people who work in overnight stores — they work nontraditional jobs. We need people to work those jobs,” Desiree Harrison told The Spokesman-Review...

Longest period of economic growth in US history, 121 months

July 1, 2019

The US economic expansion at the start of this month is now the longest period of economic growth in US history at 121 months, CBS News reported. However, the pace of growth in this recover has been relatively slow.

Previously, the longest expansion was 120 months, which ended in the dot-com crash in...

Large job board operator StepStone acquires stake in programmatic job advertising provider for $80 million

July 1, 2019

Job board StepStone acquired an 85% stake in Appcast for €70 million (US$79.6 million), the company announced today. StepStone is part of Axel Springer. Staffing Industry Analysts identifies Axel Springer as one of the largest job board operators in the world.

Appcast provides software for increasing...