Allegis Group announces new brand identity

Allegis Group launched a new brand identity and logo today that includes the new tagline “Opportunity Starts Here.”

“As we’ve expanded across the globe and entered into new markets, we see a growing need to tell our story,” President Andy Hilger said.

“Organizations are looking for partners who possess expertise globally, across a range of skills, solutions and delivery models,” Hilger said. “Our redefined brand reflects the broad strategic value we provide, highlighting to the market that Allegis Group capably delivers on the diverse needs of companies who are figuring out how to best get work done in this rapidly evolving world.”

Maryland-based Allegis Group recently ranked as the largest US staffing provider in Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of largest US staffing firms.

 Several other workforce ecosystem firms have also announced brand updates:

  • Professional employer organization TriNet Group Inc. (NYSE: TNET) also today launched a new brand identity and its new tagline, “Incredible starts here.” Michael Mendenhall, senior VP, chief marketing officer and chief communications at TriNet, said “our new tagline is a celebration of our clients and all small and medium size businesses, from Main Street to Wall Street — and an affirmation of their goals, dedication and vision to deliver nothing short of incredible.”
  • Modis, a part of The Adecco Group, announced a rebranding in July as part of an effort to have one global brand that represents engineering, IT and life science staffing.
  • Executive search firm Korn Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) discussed its rebranding last week when it released earnings for its fiscal first quarter.

List ranks world’s 20 largest engineering staffing firms; represent 39% of revenue

The world’s 20 largest engineering staffing firms account for 39% of the global engineering staffing market valued at $31.0 billion, according to a report by Staffing Industry Analysts.

In the report, the 20 largest firms — each of which has at least $180 million in staffing revenue — are ranked by 2017 global staffing revenue.

Aerotek, a division of Allegis Group, ranked as the largest global supplier of engineering staffing in terms of estimated 2017 global engineering staffing revenue, according to the report. Adecco ranks as second largest, followed by UK-based Fircroft as third.

The top five are:

Rank Company 2017 engineering staffing revenue (US$ millions) % of global engineering staffing market Headquarters country
1 Aerotek (Allegis Group) 1,494.1 4.8% US
2 Adecco Group 1,336.3 4.3% Switzerland
3 Fircroft 983.6 3.2% UK
4 Morson Group 952.6 3.1% UK
5 NES Global Talent 914.5 3.0% UK

“This list will help corporate members to understand the structure and size of the global engineering staffing market and how the main players are positioned,” said SIA Senior Research Analyst Matt Norton, the author of the report. “The report will be of use to those looking to identify competitors, suppliers or M&A targets.”

The companies have been ranked in order of revenue size, according to industry custom. SIA corporate members can download the full report online.

Tech sector jobs-growth momentum stalls in August: CompTIA

Employment momentum in the US tech sector stalled in August following its best hiring month of 2018, according to CompTIA’s analysis of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment situation report released Friday. The nonprofit association found tech hiring in August was essentially flat as the sector shed 400 jobs; gains in tech services and software development were offset by declines in manufacturing and telecom.

IT services, custom software development and computer system design added 3,900 positions. However, employment declined by 4,000 jobs in telecommunications and 1,800 jobs in computer, electronics and semiconductor manufacturing.

Modest employment gains were recorded in other information services, including 800 jobs in search portals and 700 jobs in data processing, hosting and related services.

“Tech manufacturing’s run of 14 consecutive months of job gains came to end,” said Tim Herbert, senior VP for research and market intelligence at CompTIA. “While it is difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of a downturn in any given month, the escalating disruption to international trade is certainly weighing on the minds of industry executives.”

Refusing to hire medical marijuana user is employment discrimination, Connecticut court rules (JD Supra)

A federal court in Connecticut has held that refusing to hire a medical marijuana user who tested positive on a pre-employment drug test violates the state’s medical marijuana law, Kathryn Russo of law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. wrote in JD Supra. Plaintiff Katelin Noffsinger, a registered qualifying patient who has used medical marijuana, accepted a job offer that was contingent on passing a pre-employment drug test. When the drug test came back positive for marijuana, Noffsinger was not hired because the employer followed federal law holding that marijuana is illegal. She filed a complaint in state court.

EmployBridge hires new exec with mission: Improve temps’ lives

EmployBridge hired an executive specifically tasked with improving the work and personal lives of its 400,000 external temporary workers. It announced today that Cathi Canfield will take on the newly created role of VP of associate experience and advancement.

The move at Atlanta-based EmployBridge — which ranks as the largest industrial staffing firm in the US based on 2017 revenue — comes amid a low US unemployment rate, which was 3.9% in August.

“With record-low unemployment, securing talent in manufacturing, logistics, transportation and other supply-chain areas has become imperative for our customer base, making the readiness and availability of our workforce a top priority for EmployBridge,” Chief Marketing Officer Joanie Courtney said.

Bringing Canfield aboard is part of an effort to remove obstacles preventing stable employment relationships between hourly workers and supply chain employers, according to the company. Efforts also include investing in programs that solve challenges for hourly workers such as skill development, vocational training, apprenticeships, transportation, housing and language barriers.

Canfield’s team will expand several programs, including EmployBridge’s Better WorkLife Academy aimed at upskilling/reskilling workers through free online training in partnership with Penn Foster.

Employment trends index hits highest level since 2012

The Conference Board’s US Employment Trends Index rose 6.9% year over year in August to a reading of 110.88, up from a downwardly revised reading of 109.58 in July. It was the largest increase in more than six years.

“The Employment Trends Index continues to accelerate, with this month’s year-over-year increase being the strongest since May 2012,” said Gad Levanon, chief economist, North America, at The Conference Board. “This supports our projections for strong economic growth in the coming year, suggesting that demand for labor is likely to remain strong. To meet this demand, employers must draw more people back into the labor force, especially in blue-collar occupations, where the labor market is increasingly tight.”

The Employment Trends Index is released on the Monday following the release of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment situation report. Last Friday’s report found the number of temp help services jobs in the US rose by 2.9% year over year in August. The number of employees hired by the temporary help industry is one of the eight measures tracked in The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index.

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