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Staffing 360 Solutions Executes Agreement to Acquire Initio International Holdings Ltd.

Marketwired (12/10/2013)

Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. has executed a share purchase agreement to acquire U.K.-based Initio International Holdings Ltd. and its respective subsidiaries. Closing of the acquisition is expected to occur on or about Jan. 3.

Boyden Global Executive Search Acquires Odgers Berndtson Offices

Boyden Global Executive Search News Release (12/10/13)

New York- and Toronto-based Boyden Global Executive Search announced that it has acquired Odgers Berndtson offices in Vancouver and Ottawa.

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Virtually Unchanged

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (12/10/13)

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a hires rate of 3.3%, a separations rate of 3.1%, and 3.9 million job openings at the end of October, virtually unchanged from the previous month. There were 4.5 million hires and 4.2 million separations in October. The quits rate was 1.7% for total nonfarm, 2.0% for total private, and 0.6% for government, on par with September’s results.

Meanwhile, the layoffs and discharges rate slipped to 1.1% but changed little on a month-to-month basis for total private and government at 1.2% and 0.5%, respectively. Year-to-year, there were 53 million hires and 51 million separations, resulting in a net employment gain of 2 million.

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