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Goodwill Group to change name

September 2, 2008

The Goodwill Group Inc., a Tokyo-based firm with staffing and other operations, said Friday it plans to change its name in October to Radia Holdings Inc. Shareholders must approve the change. The name change comes after turbulent times for the company. Charges over illegal dispatch of staff in Ja...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

September 2, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Engineering/design staffing growth update *Weak economy reducing demand*But oil and gas and alternative energy still going strong*Staffing Industry Analysts to downgrade sector For the Insight, click here. INSIGHT - Finance &...


U.S. manufacturing activity about flat

September 2, 2008

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector in August was about the same as in July, the Institute for Supply Management reported. The ISM's key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing, released today, registered 49.9 in August, nearly unchanged from 50.0 in July. Readings of more tha...


CareerBuilder.com buys French company

September 2, 2008

CareerBuilder.com acquired Lesjeudis.com, a Paris-based operator of six French job boards including an information technology job site. Lesjeudis also conducts job fairs. Terms of the deal were not been disclosed. Lesjeudis will keep its name, and CEO Cedric Barbier will remain with the company....


Westaff signs new forbearance agreement

September 2, 2008

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) said Friday it entered into another forbearance agreement. The new agreement lasts through Sept. 30; a previous forbearance agreement with U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo Bank expired Aug. 26. "We agreed to this short-term forbearance while we continue to work with our banks t...


No Daily News on Monday

August 29, 2008

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published on Monday, Sept. 1, because of the Labor Day holiday. Look for your next issue on Tuesday, Sept. 2.


1347 - The year contingent labor was born?

August 29, 2008

The European plague in 1347 had devastating effects, but also changed the way people worked. Staffing Industry Analysts' Director of Research and Analysis Jon Osborne discusses in his Contingent Blog what happened then, and what lessons can be learned from that time today. To go to the blog, clic...


People - ExecuPharm, Resources Connection

August 29, 2008

ExecuPharm Inc., a King of Prussia PA-based pharmaceutical and clinical research staffing firm, named Lauri Sirabella as VP of clinical strategic business development. Sirabella has 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Resources Global Professionals, a subsidiary of Resources Co...


Firm encouraging its workers to start businesses

August 29, 2008

Valiant Technology Group, a Richardson TX-based information technology staffing firm, announced a program called "ValiantBridge" to help its salespeople start their own firms. It takes 24 months for a person to become vested in the program, and salespeople must meet sales goals, according to the...


Talent Tree buys direct hire firm

August 29, 2008

Talent Tree Inc. acquired Business Careers, a Seattle-based direct hire staffing company. Business Careers' Executive Director Ron Butler will remain with the company, as will its 58 staff members. It will continue to operate under the Business Careers brand. "We're looking forward to taking the...