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Report - Adecco may be eyeing USG

April 15, 2008

Speculation that Adecco SA may buy USG People, one of the largest staffing firms in the Netherlands, prompted USG's stock to rise by as much as 5% in trading today, Reuters reported. Adecco is the world's largest staffing firm. Separately, the world's third-largest staffing firm, Randstad Holding...

Vedior buys share of U.K. sales staffing firm

April 14, 2008

Vedior NV said it acquired a 70% interest in Pareto Law PLC, a Wilmslow, England-based firm that specializes in the direct hire placement of university-level graduates in sales jobs in the United Kingdom. Terms of the deal were not announced. Pareto had sales of GBP8.5 million (US$16.9 million) i...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

April 14, 2008

Here is a list of research reports released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Staffing mergers and acquisitions rise in first quarter Staffing industry merger and acquisition activity rose slightly in the first quarter despite the background of growing economic gloom. This Insigh...

CEO confidence sinks lower

April 14, 2008

The Conference Board's measure of CEO confidence fell to 38 in the first quarter of this year, its weakest reading since the fourth quarter of 2000 when it was at 31. "CEOs' assessment of current conditions suggests we're still mired in a period of extremely slow growth, and while their short-ter...

Awards - Volt, Nelson, Delta

April 11, 2008

The co-founder and executive VP of Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE: VOL), Jerome Shaw, was chosen as an Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient by the National Coalition of Organizations. Shaw "is being recognized for his enduring commitment to programs that promote the diversification of the...

Certifications and memberships

April 11, 2008

Dependable Staffing Services of San Bernardino CA was awarded the gold seal of approval for healthcare staffing services by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Five professional employer organizations received workers compensation risk management best practices cert...

Latest Staffing Industry Report released

April 11, 2008

The April 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: - Revenue and profit growth lower in 2007 - Healthcare stays fit - Staffing mergers and acquisitions rise in...

Gauge remains in recessionary downturn

April 11, 2008

The growth rate for the Economic Cycle Research Institute's forward-looking gauge of the U.S. economy for the week ended April 4 contracted 10.7%. However, ECRI's weekly leading index level (WLI) rose to 131.9 from 129.8. The index and growth rate can move in opposite directions because the index...


April 11, 2008

Moreland & Associates, an accounting and temporary staffing firm, is based in Newport Beach CA. The incorrect city was stated in Thursday's Daily News.

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.