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Randstad increases stake in Vedior

December 12, 2007

Randstad Holding NV in a news release for foreign investors said it increased its share in Vedior to 15.03% through open market purchases of 26.1 million shares. Randstad announced Dec. 3 that it struck a deal to buy fellow Dutch staffing firm Vedior. The combined company would be the second-lar...


Financial results - Allied Healthcare International

December 12, 2007

Allied Healthcare International Inc. (NASD: AHCI) For the fourth quarter ended Sept. 30, 2007, compared with the same period in the prior year. Revenue: $73.2 million, +5.8% Net income: $61.3 million vs. net loss of $131.1 million For the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2007, compared with the prior...


People - Heidrick, Pomeroy

December 12, 2007

Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) named Bill Trau as a partner in its semiconductor specialty practice. Trau comes from Trau & Associates, a senior-level executive search firm he founded in 2004. Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc. (NASD: PMRY) appointed Chris Froman as senior VP of sal...


Employment services sales rise 0.4%

December 12, 2007

Third-quarter revenue in the U.S. employment services industry rose 0.4% from the second quarter, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today. Firms in the employment services category, which includes temporary help, professional employer organizations, and employment placement agenc...


Manpower report finds hiring to cool in Q1

December 11, 2007

U.S. employers plan to hire at a slightly slower pace in the first quarter of 2008 than the first quarter of 2007, according to Manpower Inc.'s (NYSE: MAN) employer outlook survey released today. It found that 22% of employers planned to increase their staffs in the upcoming quarter while 12% pl...


Job openings almost flat

December 11, 2007

The number of job openings rose 3,000 month-over-month in October to more than 4.1 million on the last day of the month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The job openings rate was 2.9% in October, unchanged from September but down from 3.0% in October 2006. The job openings ra...


ISM cites manufacturing, service sector growth

December 11, 2007

Manufacturing revenue is expected to grow 6.8% in 2008, according to the Institute for Supply Management's semiannual economic forecast. In the service sector, growth is expected at 2%. Manufacturing employment in 2008 is forecast to rise 1.6%, according to the ISM. Service-sector employment wil...


Wilco on resume?

December 11, 2007

Jeff Reeder, managing editor of Staffing Industry Review magazine, blogs on the increasing use of online sites such as MySpace.com by recruiters seeking more information on job candidates. Click here.


Workers cost an average of $28.03 an hour

December 11, 2007

U.S. employers paid on average $28.03 an hour in wages and benefits in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Wages and salaries averaged $19.56 an hour, or 69.8% of costs, and benefits averaged $8.47 for 30.2%. The cost per hour of life, health, and disability insurance...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 11, 2007

Here is a list of research reports released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - NOVEMBER EMPLOYMENT BULLETIN November temp bounce back; Third quarter the bottom?; Nonfarm employment decelerates; Direct placement still soft. For more, click here. BRIEFING - The fastest-growing occ...