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November 24, 2008

Staffing Industry Analysts Senior Research Analyst Sona Sharma writes in The Contingent Blog about the need for dialog and sharing information to gain a better understanding of the Industry. For the blog, click here.


Mass layoffs rise 58.9% over year

November 21, 2008

The number of mass layoffs rose 58.9% to 2,140 in October compared with the same month last year, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Initial claims for unemployment associated with mass layoffs rose 70.8% year over year to 232,468 from...


Latest Staffing Industry Report released

November 21, 2008

The November issue of the Staffing Industry Report newsletter is now available in PDF format at www.staffingindustry.com. To download a copy, click here. Top stories from this month's issue include:*Buyers give staffing firms higher marks*Tough economic conditions weigh on staffing firms*Staffing...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

November 21, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Allied health staffing growth update*Lower reimbursement rates continue to impact imaging*PT/OT and health information management continue to outperform For the full Insight, click here. INSIGHT - Staffing buyer survey: strate...


City probe of staffing firms nets fines, closures

November 21, 2008

An 18-month investigation of employment agencies by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs resulted in the closure of three, the collection of more than $160,000 in fines and more than $80,000 in restitution, the department announced last week. And the city plans to continue inspections...


Rhode Island, Michigan post highest jobless

November 21, 2008

Rhode Island and Michigan tied for the highest state unemployment rates in October at 9.3% each, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. California was the next highest at 8.2%. Seven other states had jobless rates of more than 7.0%. They included South Carolina, 8.0%; Nevada, 7.6%; A...


Contract watch - Westaff

November 21, 2008

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) signed a contract to serve as a single source provider of contingent staffing for SIRVA Inc., a Chicago-based moving and relocation company with brands that include Allied and northAmerican International. Westaff will provide office/clerical and information technology wo...


Certifications - Medical Staffing Network

November 21, 2008

Medical Staffing Network Holdings Inc. (NYSE: MRN) announced it received certification from The Joint Commission. This is the third consecutive corporate-wide certification Medical Staffing Network has earned since 2005, the company said.


Jury convicts nurse staffing firm operator

November 20, 2008

The operator of a nurse staffing firm was convicted by a federal jury this week for not paying more than $500,000 in federal employment taxes, the U.S. Attorney's Office's Minnesota district reported. The operator, Francis Leroy McLain of Livingston MT, operated Kirpal Nurses which did business a...


Contract watch - Westaff

November 20, 2008

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) signed a contract to serve as a single source provider of contingent staffing for SIRVA Inc., a Chicago-based moving and relocation company with brands that include Allied and northAmerican International. Westaff will provide office/clerical and information technology wo...