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UK-based SThree reports gross profit up 9% in fiscal Q1

March 15, 2019

SThree plc reported gross profit rose 9% in constant currency during its fiscal first quarter ended Feb. 28. Growth in Continental Europe and the US offset a decrease in the UK and Ireland, according to the London-based company’s trading update.

Gross profit rose 17% in the US and 12% in Continental...

Onin acquires Midwest staffing providers

March 15, 2019

The Onin Group acquired Chicago-based Labor Temps and LTI Services, expanding its presence in the Midwest and gaining a footprint in the Chicago market. The firms mainly target the light industrial sector, with some IT and skilled labor.

The firms were acquired from Phil McMahon and Larry Solomon. McMahon...

PageGroup CEO takes leave of absence following skiing accident; CFO to lead executive team

March 15, 2019

PageGroup, a UK-based staffing provider with operations in the US, announced in a regulatory filing that CEO Steve Ingham had an accident while skiing resulting in a severe back injury. PageGroup expects this will lead to his absence from the company for “a number of weeks.”

PageGroup's executive...

Job openings edge up in January

March 15, 2019

The number of US job openings edged up in January from December, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of hires and separations were also little changed.

Job openings rose by 102,000 in January to almost 7.6 million, up 1.4% from December; however, openings...

IT job growth ticks down in February; but IT employment up over year

March 15, 2019

IT employment in the US ticked down slightly in February from January, the TechServe Alliance announced. The number of IT jobs in the US edged down to about 5.35 million jobs, according to the group, which serves as the national trade association of the IT and engineering staffing and solutions industry....

Nashville area posts lowest jobless rate among large US metro areas

March 15, 2019

The Nashville metropolitan area in Tennessee posted the lowest unemployment rate in January among the 51 largest metro areas in the US with a jobless rate of 2.7%, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The formal designation of the area is the Nashville-Davidson — Murfreesboro — Franklin...

People: Addison Group, CRN, PTS Advance, Talent International and more

March 15, 2019

Addison Group announced Michael Samuels joined the Chicago-based professional staffing firm as CFO. He will report directly to CEO Thomas Moran and partner with the management team on the firm’s evolution and strategic growth efforts. Samuels has more than 25 years of experience in finance,...

Impellam full-year revenue up 5.7% in 2018; investments, UK market conditions affect profit

March 14, 2019

Revenue was up 5.7% on a constant currency basis at Impellam Group plc for the full-year 2018. The UK-based company reported growth was driven by the group’s managed services segment. Gross profit was affected by challenging market conditions in the UK healthcare, education and retail markets.

The company...

Index measuring workers' confidence in jobs, leadership holds steady in Q4

March 14, 2019

Workers’ confidence in the US remained relatively stable in the fourth quarter. After rebounding during the third quarter to its highest level since early 2017, staffing provider Yoh and HRO Today magazine reported their quarterly Worker Confidence index rose 2.6 points on a year-over-year...

Machine learning engineer tops best jobs for 2019 list, insurance broker ranks second: Indeed

March 14, 2019

The best jobs this year represent a broad array of fields, from tech to construction, according to the best jobs of 2019 list released by jobs website Indeed. The jobs listed include everything from the most cutting-edge positions — robotics engineer and full-stack developer — to those that have...