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Service sector activity falls, but not as quickly

January 6, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector declined in December compared with November, but the rate of decline slowed, the Institute for Supply Management reported today. Its nonmanufacturing index rose to a reading of 40.6 in December from November's reading of 37.3. The nonmanufacturing inde...


January 5, 2009

Two healthcare staffing firms announced they received the gold seal of approval for healthcare staffing from The Joint Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations. CompHealth, a division of CHG Healthcare Services, said Wednesday its rehab and respiratory therapy staffing division re...

Healthcare staffing firm cites growth areas

January 5, 2009

Locum Leaders, a new healthcare staffing firm based in Alpharetta GA, said today that 2009 should bring strong growth in its business despite the weak economy. "The economy notwithstanding, we predict strong quarterly growth in our business, especially in the areas of hospital medicine (patient c...

People - ATC Healthcare

January 5, 2009

ATC Healthcare Inc. (OTCBB: AHNA.PK), a Lake Success NY-based healthcare staffing firm, reported that Gerald Halpern resigned from its board of directors, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Halpern had joined the board in December 2007. Halpern is an attorney...

Manufacturing activity falls further

January 5, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector slowed further in December, the Institute for Supply Management reported Friday. The institute's key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing had a reading of 32.4 in December, down from 36.2 in November. Readings of more than 50 indicate exp...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

January 5, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - What staffing acquirers are buying *IT and healthcare staffing firms most frequently acquired*What's hot: acquisitions accelerating in office/clerical*What's not: home healthcare sees biggest slowdown in M&A INSIGHT - Who's bu...

Brainhunter delays filing of statements

December 31, 2008

Brainhunter Inc. (TSX: BH) said it delayed the filing of audited financial statements for its fiscal year ended Sept. 30 past the Dec. 29 deadline in order to clarify accounting treatment of goodwill. It plans to file results by Feb. 20. The company has also requested that the Ontario Securities...

New jobless claims drop

December 31, 2008

The four-week average of initial jobless claims decreased by 1.0% while the total number of claims fell 16.0% in the Christmas week ended Dec. 27, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of initial jobless claims was a seasonally adjusted 552,250, down 5,750 from...

No Daily News Thursday and Friday

December 31, 2008

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published Thursday, Jan. 1, and Friday, Jan. 2, because of the New Year's holidays. Look for your next issue on Monday, Jan. 5.

Office openings - EmploymentGroup, VACO

December 31, 2008

EmploymentGroup and VACO Raleigh announced the openings of new offices. EmploymentGroup announced the opening of a new office in down Grand Rapids MI. The location is the company's second in the Grand Rapids area and will offer a more central location for its sales staff and a headquarters for it...