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Nelson executive moving on

December 1, 2008

After serving for more than 20 years at the Nelson Family of Companies, including as president, Mark Nelson will explore other opportunities, the company announced last week. Nelson is the son of founder and Chairman Gary Nelson. Mark Nelson founded the company's accounting and finance staffing d...

Report - Monster founder dies

December 1, 2008

Andrew McKelvey, the founder of Monster Worldwide Inc. (NASD: MNST) died Nov. 27 after suffering from pancreatic cancer, The Associated Press reported. McKelvey began a company called Telephone Marketing Program in 1967, later known as TMP Worldwide, and bought the Monster Board and Online Career...

People - Futurestep, Roth, Judge, Pomeroy

December 1, 2008

Futurestep, a division of Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) named Jacques Bossonney as European recruitment process outsourcing leader. Bossonney comes to Futurestep from Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NYSE: ADP), where he served as a senior sales executive based in France. Roth Staffing...

Manufacturing activity slows further

December 1, 2008

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing slowed further in November, the Institute for Supply Management reported today. The institute's key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing had a reading of 36.2 in November, down from 38.9 in October. Readings of more than 50 indicate expansion. "...

Contract watch - Harvey Nash, Command Center

November 26, 2008

The Harvey Nash Group PLC, London-based parent company of Harvey Nash USA, said it signed a contract with Alcatel-Lucent AG, a telecommunications company, that will enable it to provide technical services and staffing. Revenue under the contract is expected to be approximately $65 million between...

No Daily News Thursday and Friday

November 26, 2008

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28, because of the Thanksgiving holidays. Look for your next issue on Monday, Dec. 1.

Buyer interest in diversity grows

November 26, 2008

Staffing buyers' interest in using women- and minority-owned staffing firms is growing, according to research from Staffing Industry Analysts. Craig Johnson, senior editor of Staffing Industry Report, writes about this in The Contingent Blog. For the blog, click here.

Claims may soon be filed in Chimes case

November 26, 2008

Legal claims may soon be filed against certain third parties in the bankruptcy case of the Ensemble Chimes Global vendor management system, bankruptcy trustee Howard Ehrenberg said Tuesday. "We're continuing to perform our investigations and I think we're getting pretty close to making claims aga...

Four-week average of jobless claims rises

November 26, 2008

The four-week moving average of seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims rose 2.2% to 518,000 for the week ended Nov. 22 from the previous week's revised average of 507,000, the U.S. Department of Labor announced today. However, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment cl...

Revenue falls 25% at General Employment

November 25, 2008

Fourth-quarter revenue fell 25.1% at General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB) to $3.8 million. The Oakbrook Terrace IL-based staffing firm posted a net loss of $474,000 compared with net income of $344,000 in the fourth quarter of the previous year. "Our fourth-quarter results were adverse...