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Contract watch - Heidrick and Yahoo

November 19, 2008

Yahoo Inc. (NASD: YHOO) announced this week that it retained Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) to assist in its search for a new CEO. The company said Monday that its present CEO, company co-founder Jerry Yang, will return to his former role of "chief yahoo" after a new CEO is...

Medfinders strikes $80 million deal

November 19, 2008

Medfinders Inc., an Arlington TX-based healthcare staffing company, said it signed a three-year, $80 million contract with MedStar Health, an operator of eight hospitals in the Maryland and Washington DC area. The deal calls for the hospital network to use Medfinders' SingleSource managed staffin...

AMN, Spherion ally for RPO

November 19, 2008

Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN) and AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS) announced a strategic alliance to provide recruitment process outsourcing services. Spherion will focus on finding candidates for non-clinical positions while AMN will concentrate on clinical jobs such as nurses, allied healt...

Real average weekly earnings rise

November 19, 2008

Real average weekly earnings rose by 1.4% in October from September, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The increase stemmed from a 0.2% increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 1.2% decrease in the consumer price i...

Office openings - KBW, SkillStorm

November 18, 2008

KBW Financial Staffing & Recruiting opened a new office in Woburn MA in addition to its Bedford NH office. The finance and accounting staffing firm said it also plans to open a third office on the New Hampshire seacoast region in the near future, and said it expects gross income to top $4.2 milli...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

November 18, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - Survey of Professional Forecasters *Economists say U.S. in or near recession*Consensus is recession began in April*GDP to shrink in fourth and first quarters For the full Briefing, click here.

Doctors cite shortage, plans to see fewer patients

November 18, 2008

A survey released today by The Physicians' Foundation found that 78% of doctors believe a shortage of primary care physicians exists in the U.S. today. It also found that 49% of doctors plan to reduce the number of patients they see or stop practicing entirely within the next three years. "At a t...

The auto industry's bailout appeal

November 18, 2008

U.S. automakers are trying to get a share of the government's financial rescue package, but how many people does the industry actually employ? Staffing Industry Analysts' Research Associate Han Wong writes on this in The Contingent Blog. For more, click here.

Kelly names COO

November 18, 2008

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) promoted George Corona to executive VP and chief operating officer effective Jan. 1. Corona will have responsibility for all of Kelly's regions and operating units. He will also oversee global sales, account management, service and marketing. Corona joined Kelly...

TriNet says revenue up 21%

November 17, 2008

TriNet, a San Leandro CA-based professional employer organization, said third-quarter net revenue rose 21% compared with the same period in 2007. The company also reported it remains on track for net revenue of $100 million for the full-year 2008. TriNet reported it added 133 new customers in the...