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Former temp makes 10,000 angry calls

April 10, 2008

From the oddly enough files comes the tale of a former temporary worker in Tokyo who was arrested after making 10,000 angry phone calls to a temporary agency that refused to send him on assignment, a newspaper reported. Click here to read our blog.

Jobless claims fall by 53,000

April 10, 2008

U.S initial unemployment claims dropped by 53,000 in the week ended April 5, after of an increase of 38,000 in the previous week. The advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 357,000, in the week ended April 5, down 12.9%, from the previous week's revised figure of 4...

Accounting and staffing firm acquired

April 10, 2008

Macias Gini & O'Connell LLP, a Sacramento CA-based accounting firm, said it acquired Moreland & Associates Inc., an accounting and temporary staffing firm that specializes in serving government and nonprofit organizations. Moreland is based in Newport Beach CA. Macias Gini & O'Connell has six off...

People - Westaff, WorkforceLogic, Heidrick

April 10, 2008

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) named Mark Smith as regional VP for its southern region serving Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. Smith most recently served as VP/general manager at Corestaff. WorkforceLogic, part of the Sonoma CA-based Nelson Family of Companies, appointed Michael Larkins as e...

Silicon Valley area draws highest wages

April 9, 2008

Santa Clara County CA, which includes much of Silicon Valley, reported the highest average weekly wage of all large U.S. counties in the third quarter of 2007 at $1,585, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. New York County NY posted the second-highest at $1,544, while Washington DC...

The R Word - oops, we said it!

April 9, 2008

The first rule about not causing a recession is to not call it a recession, but don't blame us - ECRI, among others, has let the cat out of the bag. Wary of a recession for the first time in several years, we jumped into our time machine to see what advice we were giving people during the last re...

Staffing firms under fire from attorney generals

April 9, 2008

The Ohio attorney general shut down a Columbus OH employment agency on April 3. Separately, the Massachusetts attorney general cited a healthcare staffing firm for failing to pay wages. In the Ohio case, a judge closed Global Personnel Inc. until an April 14 preliminary injunction hearing in a co...

Founder wants to buy Pomeroy

April 9, 2008

The founder and largest shareholder of Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc. (NASD: PMRY) on April 4 offered to buy the company for $7.05 a share and take it private. David Pomeroy, who already owns almost 16.7% of the shares, teamed up with Charlesbank Equity Fund VI LP, a Boston private equity firm, to acq...

Spring Group profit bounces higher

April 9, 2008

Full-year 2007 profit rose 23.4% at Spring Group PLC, a London-based staffing firm with operations in the United States, according to the company's annual report released this week. Spring reported profit of GBP5.9 million (US$11.9 million), compared with GBP4.8 million in 2006. Revenue rose 6.3%...

Office openings

April 8, 2008

Aerotek Inc. opened offices in Lebanon PA and Rockford IL. The Lebanon location will place workers in manufacturing, skilled trades, light industrial, production, administrative, and contact center positions. Its new Rockford site will place workers in manufacturing, skilled trades, and warehouse...