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Oasis Outsourcing buys PEOs

January 15, 2008

Professional employer organization Oasis Outsourcing Holdings Inc. said it acquired Professional Employer Plans Inc., Advantage Employer Solutions Inc., and related companies. Terms of the deal were not announced. The Tampa FL-based companies provide PEO services. The acquired companies' office...


For whom the Chimes toll

January 14, 2008

Let's face it; many staffing firm executives never liked Chimes very much. Maybe loathed is the better word. So don't be surprised if some execs and owners are humming "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" for the next few days, says Barry Asin, executive VP and chief analyst at Staffing Industry Analyst...


Allied Healthcare names new CEO

January 14, 2008

Allied Healthcare International Inc. (NASD: AHCI), a UK-based healthcare staffing company, named Alexander "Sandy" Young is its new CEO and member of its board today. Interim CEO Sarah Eames will continue as executive VP until her employment agreement ends on April 16. Eames will also continue on...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

January 14, 2008

Here is a list of research reports, and citations to other research, released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Per diem vs. travel nurse staffing 2008 Per diem nursing makes up the lion's share of healthcare staffing, but it is a segment that has been struggling and continues t...


People - Bartech, Crdentia

January 14, 2008

The Bartech Group promoted Mary Beth Vansen to VP of operations at Bartech Workforce Management, a managed services provider. Vansen had served as director of operations. Healthcare staffing firm Crdentia Corp. (OTCBB: CRDT) promoted Debbie Griffith to director of business development. Griffith...


2008 Executive Forum fast approaching

January 11, 2008

The year 2008 promises to bring many changes to the world, the nation and the staffing industry. Join us for "Leading in a Time of Change" at the 18th annual Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum, March 5-7 at The Loews in Lake Las Vegas. Owners and top executives of staffing firms across th...


Canadian employment falls by almost 19,000

January 11, 2008

Employment in Canada fell by almost 19,000 month-over-month in December with employment still at more than 17.0 million, Statistics Canada reported today. And, although the number of jobs fell 0.1% between December and November, the number was still up 2.2% from December 2006. The Canadian unemp...


Court allows health mandates during appeal

January 11, 2008

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Jan. 9 ruled the city of San Francisco may require employers to make healthcare expenditures while the city appeals a court decision last month against the mandate. The requirement that businesses spend on healthcare is part of a plan, Healthy San Francisco,...


Goodwill offices to temporarily close

January 11, 2008

The Goodwill Group, a Tokyo-based staffing company with holdings in the United States, was ordered by the Japanese government to close 67 of its Japanese branches for four months and the remainder for two months as punishment for illegal business practices, Reuters reported. The company had earl...


Economic gauge's growth rate contracts

January 11, 2008

The growth rate for the Economic Cycle Research Institute's forward-looking gauge of the U.S. economy for the week ended Jan. 4 contracted 6.7%. ECRI's weekly leading index level rose to 136.6 from 135.1. The index level measures weekly changes, while the growth rate is derived from a four-week...