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Goodwill receives grant to place temps

May 20, 2008

Goodwill Industries International said it received a $173,320 grant to fund a national staffing services project from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The charitable organization plans to recruit and place workers into jobs on a temporary, temp-to-hire, or permanent basis. The project aims to...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

May 19, 2008

Here is a list of research reports released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - 2008 largest U.S. staffing firms list A total of 119 companies reported at least $100 million in U.S. staffing revenue in 2007, according to Staffing Industry Analysts' new list of largest U.S. staffing...


Westaff CFO, controller resign

May 19, 2008

The CFO and controller at Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) resigned, the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Senior VP and CFO Dawn Jaffray and VP and Controller Phillip Bland joined the company last August. Westaff hired the Financial Leadership Group LLC, a CFO s...


Potential Pomeroy buyer backs out

May 19, 2008

Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc. (NASD: PMRY) said Charlesbank Partners LLC withdrew its offer to buy the information technology services and staffing company. Pomeroy announced April 9 that Charlesbank and Pomeroy's founder and largest shareholder, David Pomeroy, had offered to buy the firm for $7.05 a...


Leading index rises 0.1%

May 19, 2008

The Conference Board reported its U.S. leading index of economic indicators rose 0.1% in April to 102.0. Based on revised data, the index increased 0.1% in March and fell 0.3% in February. Six of the 10 leading indicators that make up the leading index increased in April. They were stock prices,...


Latest Staffing Industry Report released

May 16, 2008

The May issue of the Staffing Industry Report newsletter is now available in PDF format at www.staffingindustry.com. To download a copy, click here. Top stories from this month's issue: -The list of the largest U.S. staffing firms -Temp staffing's long-term forecast -Staffing survey looks at who...


Pomeroy posts loss

May 16, 2008

Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc. (NASD: PMRY) posted a net loss of $4.2 million in the first quarter, compared with net income of $1.8 million in the first quarter of 2007. President and CEO Keith Coogan said the loss reflects margin pressures from its infrastructure services business. First-quarter rev...


Brainhunter posts second-quarter profit

May 16, 2008

Brainhunter Inc. (TSX: BH) reported net income of C$2.9 million (US$2.8 million) for its second quarter ended March 31, compared with a loss of C$232,428 in the same period in the previous year. Second-quarter revenue rose 4.5% to C$60.5 million (US$59.2 million) from C$57.9 million in the year-a...


South Dakota, Wyoming have lowest jobless rates

May 16, 2008

South Dakota and Wyoming posted the lowest jobless rates among all states in April at 2.6% each, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. South Dakota has reported the lowest jobless rate among states since January and had tied in December with Idaho for the lowest rate. Michigan again...


Economic index doesn't yet show recovery

May 16, 2008

The growth rate for the Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index (WLI) level of the U.S. economy for the week ended May 9 fell to 133.5 from the prior period's reading of 133.6. Higher index levels indicate strengthening of the economy. "While the WLI slipped slightly, its growth...