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Jefferson Wells buys tax firm

August 28, 2008

Jefferson Wells, a subsidiary of Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), acquired The Gelber Organization, a New Jersey-based state and local tax consulting firm. Terms of the deal were not announced. "Jefferson Wells is in a unique position to enhance our client's tax functions with The Gelber Organization's...


Repeating - Good advice

August 28, 2008

When leaving a phone message, it's a good idea to repeat your phone number. Staffing Industry Analysts' Director of Research and Analysis Jon Osborne discusses phone messages in The Contingent Blog. To go to the blog, click here.


Olympia Flexgroup revenue flat

August 28, 2008

Revenue was essentially flat at Olympia Flexgroup AG, a staffing firm based in Düsseldorf, Germany. The company posted revenue of euro187.3 million (US$295.9 million) in the first half of 2008, down 0.2% from euro187.6 million in the first half of last year. First-half revenue rose 8.1% to euro1...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

August 28, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - Metro job markets analysis *Charlotte NC posts largest increase in jobs*Texas cities still among fastest-growing*Six California metros lose jobs For the Briefing, click here.


RCM Technologies' CFO resigning

August 28, 2008

RCM Technologies Inc.'s (NASD: RCMT) CFO Stanton Remer will resign and step down from the board effective Sept. 30, the company reported in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Remer will continue to receive his monthly base salary of $20,833 for 10 months after the resignat...


GDP estimate up, initial jobless claims down

August 28, 2008

Second-quarter growth in real gross domestic product was revised upward, and the number of initial unemployment claims dropped. Real GDP grew at a rate of 3.3% in the second quarter, according to an upward revision in the estimate released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce, with exports he...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

August 27, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Direct hire staffing growth update *Direct hire revenue plummets in 2Q *Weakest vertical markets: financial services, office support, construction *Staffing Industry Analysts to downgrade sector For the Insight, click here.


Westaff revenue falls 18.8%

August 27, 2008

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) posted an 18.8% decrease in revenue to $99.4 million in its fiscal third quarter ended July 12, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company had revenue of $122.4 million in the same period in the previous year. The Walnut Creek CA-...


Randstad revenue up 2% with Vedior buy

August 27, 2008

Second-quarter revenue at Randstad Holding NV rose 2% to euro4.48 billion (US$7.07 billion) on a pro forma basis taking into account the closing of the Vedior NV acquisition in May. The firms were previously the third- and fourth-largest staffing firms in the world. The combined firm ranks as the...


Oklahoma City posts lowest jobless rate

August 27, 2008

The Oklahoma City metropolitan area registered the lowest jobless rate in July, 4.0%, among U.S. metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The New Orleans and Washington areas ranked second with unemployment rates of 4.1% each. T...