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Randstad, Vedior merger to be final

June 30, 2008

Randstad Holding NV and Vedior NV shareholders last week approved Randstad's acquisition of Vedior, the world's third- and fourth-largest staffing firms. The approvals were a final hurdle in the merger, which will become effective Tuesday. The combined companies will rank as the world's second-la...


Awards -- Bartech, Imprax, The Plus Group

June 27, 2008

The Bartech Group, a staffing and management services company, was selected to receive Delphi's 2007 Pinnacle Award, which recognizes the highest level of achievement by a supplier. The award specifically recognizes suppliers for quality, cost, and delivery performance or improvement. As an awar...


CDI teams with Spherion for RPO contract

June 27, 2008

The Hertz Corp. (NYSE: HTZ) has awarded CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) and its CDI-Talent Management division a five-year recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) contract. CDI will be responsible for the hiring process of all positions below the vice president level in North America and will be the primary...


Monster to centralize customer service

June 27, 2008

Monster is opening a new customer service facility in Florence SC that will house about 350 employees. The Florence facility stems from Monster's decision to bring all U.S. customer service positions in-house. Recruitment for these positions is expected to begin soon and operations are scheduled...


Economic gauge down again

June 27, 2008

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index level measuring the U.S. economy fell to 131.7 for the week ended June 20 from the prior period's level of 132.6. Lower index levels indicate a slower economy. The index's growth rate, derived from a four week moving average and compar...


Survey -- Diversity in workplace is critical to success

June 27, 2008

According to the latest Adecco USA Workplace Insights survey, most workers are of the opinion that companies are just providing lip service when it comes to diversity programs. Seventy-eight percent of the workers surveyed said they feel companies are not "walking the walk" when it comes to div...


GDP up 1% in 1Q08

June 26, 2008

The latest GDP estimates show that the economy, though still slow, did better in the first quarter of 2008. Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 1.0% in the first quarter of...


Print ads fall one point in May

June 26, 2008

The Conference Board's index measuring job ads in U.S. newspapers fell one point in May and now stands at 17. The measure is down 10 points from May 2007. Help-wanted advertising fell in all nine U.S. regions in the past three months. The largest declines occurred in the West North Central (-25....


Comsys introduces TAPFIN Process Solutions

June 26, 2008

Comsys IT Partners Inc. (NASD:CITP) is re-branding its recently formed Process Solutions Group. The new brand, TAPFIN Process Solutions, will operate as a division within Comsys and offer total human capital fulfillment and management solutions within three core service areas: vendor management...


WorkLife Financial buys two PEOs

June 26, 2008

WorkLife Financial Inc. recently acquired Strategic Business Solutions Inc., formerly owned by Strategic Financial Services Inc., and Texas-based U.S. Personnel, a professional employer organization. The combined entity totals $520 million in gross annual revenue, the company said, serving more...