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Awards - Bartech Group, Aerotek

August 18, 2008

The Bartech Group, a Livonia MI-based staffing firm, received the minority supplier of the year award from Chrysler LLC. The award recognizes suppliers for performance based on quality awards and recognition received by customers, demonstrated commitment to supplier and employee diversity and cor...

ClearPoint revenue drops after shift

August 15, 2008

ClearPoint Business Resources Inc. (NASD: CPBR) posted a 93.9% decline in second-quarter revenue to $3.3 million from $54.4 million in the same period last year. The company said the decrease was a result of a shift in its business model where it moved most of its staffing branches to franchise o...

Michael Page ends Adecco talks

August 15, 2008

London-based professional staffing firm Michael Page International PLC said today it ended discussions with Adecco SA over its plans to acquire a majority stake in the firm. But Adecco said it's still weighing an offer. Michael Page said Adecco's latest proposal undervalued the company. The Adecc...

Latest Staffing Industry Report released

August 15, 2008

The August 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:*List of largest professional employer organizations*Survey data on who sells what, to whom and where*Second-...

Command Center revenue falls 15.4%

August 15, 2008

Second-quarter revenue at Command Center Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI.OB) fell 15.4% to $21.2 million, the Post Falls ID-based commercial staffing firm said. Same-store sales fell 9.9% year-over-year in the second quarter to $18.9 million, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissi...

Hire right in healthcare staffing

August 15, 2008

Randy Street will discuss hiring the right people and building a team of "A players" at the upcoming 2008 Healthcare Staffing Summit. Street is a partner in ghSMART & Co. Inc., a management and assessment firm for CEOs and investors. Summit attendees will have a chance to learn about a cornucopia...

South Dakota again reports lowest jobless

August 15, 2008

South Dakota again posted the lowest jobless rate among states in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, although the state's jobless rate edged up to 3.0% from 2.8% in June. Nebraska posted the next-lowest unemployment rate at 3.4%. Michigan again reported the highest jobless...

Jobless four-week average rises 4.6%

August 14, 2008

In the week ended Aug. 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 450,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported. The four-week moving average was 440,500, an increase of 19,500, or 4.6%, from the previous week's revised average of 421,000. The Department of Lab...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

August 14, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - Survey of Professional Forecasters *Real GDP growth projected: 3Q08 to be 1.2%, 4Q08 to be 0.7% *Unemployment to reach 6.0% *U.S. economy to start adding jobs again in 2Q09 For more, click here.

Medical Connections revenue up, loss widens

August 14, 2008

Second-quarter revenue rose 95.9% to $1.8 million at Medical Connections Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MCTH.OB) from $930,964 in the same period last year. The increase in revenue stemmed from an increase in recruiting staff, an escalation of marketing efforts and the arrival of new clients, the company...