Afternoon Coffee: Beeline Integrates Self-Sourcing with Crowdstaffing, Uber Shutters Self-Driving Trucks Unit

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Workforce management software provider Beeline announced Tuesday it has integrated Crowdstaffing, a hiring marketplace that uses crowdsourcing techniques, into its platform, according to a press release. The integration allows users of Beeline’s vendor management system (VMS) to access crowdsourced talent without leaving the system.

"Crowdstaffing adds another dimension to Beeline VMS as part of our talent partner ecosystem," said Colleen Tiner, SVP of Strategy for Beeline. "With our pioneering self-sourcing technology, we opened a powerful new channel for enterprise companies to find the talent they need in a particularly challenging labor market. By releasing requisitions to Crowdstaffing via API integration, we can offer our clients virtually instantaneous access to a significantly larger pool of top-quality talent without increasing their supplier lists."

Uber Trucks

Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group will stop development on self-driving trucks and instead shift its focus solely to self-driving cars, TechCrunch reports. The decision will not affect the company’s Uber Freight program, which will continue operating as normal.

Tariff Escalation

The Trump administration is considering new tariffs of 25% on $200 billion of Chinese goods, a move China called “blackmail,” Reuters reports. The duties would not be imposed until after a period of public comment, but the potential effects would only further escalate tensions between the two countries.

Interest Rates 

And finally, a central bank update: Federal Reserve officials unanimously agreed Wednesday to keep interest rates unchanged this month but stick with their current rate hike schedule for September and December, the New York Times reports.

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