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USG People to buy German staffing firm

February 25, 2008

Netherlands-based staffing firm USG People said it struck a deal to buy Allgeier DL, a German staffing firm. Allgeier is a subsidiary of Allgeier Holding AG and is based in Munich, Germany. USG will pay approximately euro175 million (US$257.3 million) for the company. The deal is subject to appro...

AMN chairman stepping down for mayor race

February 25, 2008

Steven Francis, chairman and co-founder of AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), will step down after his term ends in April to concentrate on his run for mayor of San Diego, the company announced. "After 23 years with AMN Healthcare, I have found another cause to which I am just as committed...

Do you know what your recruiters are up to?

February 25, 2008

Hanging up on callers, asking them out on dates, or just being downright rude ' do you know what your recruiters are up to? Click here to read our latest blog posting.

ASA says Q4 temp numbers slip

February 25, 2008

America's staffing companies employed an average of 3.06 million temporary and contract workers per day in the fourth quarter, down 0.3% from the same period in the previous year, according to the American Staffing Association's quarterly employment and sales survey. Employment of temporary and c...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

February 25, 2008

Here is a list of research reports released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - 4Q07 finance and accounting growth update The median growth of four publicly traded companies reporting finance and accounting revenue continues to run in the single digits. However, such growth rates...

Economic gauge declines

February 22, 2008

The growth rate for the Economic Cycle Research Institute's forward-looking gauge of the U.S. economy for the week ended Feb. 15 contracted 10.2%. ECRI's weekly leading index (WLI) level contracted to 132.3 from 133.1 in the prior period. The index measures weekly changes while the growth rate is...

Bits and Pieces - Yoh, Kforce

February 22, 2008

Yoh Services LLC announced it signed a three-year recruitment process outsourcing agreement with Syngenta Inc. to find and hire workers for nine Syngenta locations. Syngenta is an $8.1 billion global agribusiness company. Kforce Inc. (NASD: KFRC) announced today its board approved the repurchase...

On Assignment revenue surges, profit drops

February 22, 2008

Fourth-quarter revenue surged at On Assignment Inc. (NASD: ASGN) with the help of two major acquisitions in the past year, and gross margins also improved. Fourth-quarter net income, however, fell at the Calabasas CA-based staffing firm. Gross margin rose to 31.8% from 27.2% in the fourth quarter...

London firm buys RPO provider

February 22, 2008

Alexander Mann Solutions a London-based recruitment process outsourcing firm, said it acquired Capital Consulting, another RPO firm with operations in Europe and Asia. Capital Consulting had revenue of GBP20.0 million (US$39.9 million) in 2007. The two brands will continue to operate and Rosaleen...

Unemployment claims fall by 9,000

February 21, 2008

In the week ended Feb. 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 349,000, a decrease of 9,000, or 2.5%, from the previous week's revised figure of 358,000. The four-week moving average was 360,500, an increase of 10,750 from the previous week's revised average...