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CIBER says Q4 revenue higher than forecast

January 23, 2008

Information technology staffing and services firm CIBER Inc. (NYSE: CBR) posted fourth-quarter revenue of approximately $290 million, according to preliminary results released Wednesday by the company. CIBER originally forecast fourth-quarter revenue of $262 million to $268 million, and cited gro...


Ex-Monster CEO settles with SEC, company

January 23, 2008

The former chairman and CEO of Monster Worldwide Inc. (NASD: MNST), Andrew McKelvey, settled a stock options backdating case with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the agency announced today. Monster also announced that it reached a settlement with McKelvey calling for him to pay the c...


Spherion raises earnings estimates

January 23, 2008

Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN) raised its revenue estimates for the fourth quarter to between $578 million and $583 million including the impact of its Technisource Inc. acquisition. The company also said it completed the integration of Todays Staffing, which it acquired from CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) fo...


ECG sale was set for today

January 23, 2008

A hearing on the sale of Ensemble Chimes Global was schedule for 10 a.m. (Pacific Time) today. Barry Olson, the former president of Chimes, is the opening bidder and has already begun operating the ECG system, according to the bankruptcy trustee. The initial bid price is $7.5 million, and Olson h...


Medical Connections buys Medical Staffing Direct

January 23, 2008

Healthcare staffing firm Medical Connections Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MCTH.OB) said it struck a deal to buy the assets of Medical Staffing Direct, a Florida-based medical staffing company. The assets include $500,000 in cash and receivables, as well as hospital contracts. Medical Staffing Direct pro...


Analysts International cuts jobs, takes $17 million charge

January 23, 2008

Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANLY) reduced its workforce by 70 positions and said it will take a charge of up to $17 million in the fourth quarter for impairment of goodwill and other assets. The moves are part of a plan by the company to return to profitability. The company said it's also...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

January 22, 2008

Here is a list of research reports, and citations to other research, released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Office/clerical analyst interview Staffing Industry Analysts recently released its Office/Clerical Staffing Growth Assessment report, which examines the key drivers of...


Honors - Idea Integration, Vedior North America

January 22, 2008

Idea Integration, the information technology staffing and services division of the MPS Group Inc. (NYSE: MPS), said it received the Microsoft Public Sector Partner of the Year award. Vedior North America said it has become a member of the AARP's National Employer Team. The goal of the team is to...


Service sector hiring to rise, manufacturing to fall

January 22, 2008

More service sector employers plan to hire in February compared with a year ago while fewer manufacturing employers plan to add staff, according to the leading indicator of national employment index (LINE) report from the Society for Human Resource Management and Rutgers University. The index's...


New York staffing firms see slower growth

January 22, 2008

A majority of staffing executives in the New York metropolitan area, 72%, expect slower growth in 2008, according to a survey by accounting firm Citrin Cooperman. Twenty-one percent of staffing executives forecast a stagnant or declining market. The survey also found that 68% of staffing firms i...