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The RightThing buys AIRS

March 19, 2008

The RightThing, a Findlay OH-based recruitment process outsourcing firm has acquired AIRS, a recruitment software, training, and consulting firm based in Wilder VT. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Plans call for AIRS products and services to remain intact under the combined company, offerin...

Washington again reports lowest jobless rate

March 19, 2008

The Washington DC area posted the lowest jobless rate in January, 3.5%, for the third month in a row among U.S. metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The Austin TX and Birmingham AL areas tied for the second-lowest rates at 3...

Office openings - Judge Group, Protiviti

March 19, 2008

The Judge Group, a Philadelphia-based staffing firm, announced it's opening a new office in Dallas. The new office will provide information technology, engineering, and finance and accounting staffing. The opening comes in response to growth the company has seen at its existing Arlington TX offic...

Administrative workers gain responsibilities

March 19, 2008

Administrative support workers' responsibilities have expanded, according to a survey released by OfficeTeam, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). In the survey of executives, 50% said administrative professionals' responsibilities increased somewhat over the last five years,...

Gevity taking charge of up to $5.5 million

March 18, 2008

Gevity HR Inc. (NASD: GVHR), a Bradenton FL-based professional employer organization, said it will take a pre-tax charge of $4.5 million to $5.5 million in the first half of this year due to the write-off of its Gevity Edge Select assets, according to its 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and...

Expansions - Advancement, Accord, TRC

March 18, 2008

Advancement LLC, a Solon OH-based staffing firm that handles temporary and permanent placements in the technical sector, announced it is partnering with Accord Recruitment Services, an executive search firm that is also based in Solon. The companies plan to jointly market their services. "By forg...

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March 18, 2008

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Motivation, panache, and a call to action

March 18, 2008

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People - CTPartners, Pomeroy

March 18, 2008

Executive search firm CTPartners promoted Adam Prager to global head of its professional services practice. Prager joined CTPartners in 1997. Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc. (NASD: PMRY) named L.K. "Ken" Kearns Jr. as senior VP of service delivery. Kearns has 40 years' experience in the information tec...

QPS buys industrial staffing firm

March 17, 2008

QPS Companies Inc., a Brookfield WI-based staffing firm, announced today it acquired N.E.W. Contracting, an industrial and technical staffing firm with a focus on manufacturing. N.E.W. had two locations in Green Bay and Appleton WI. Terms of the deal were not announced. QPS, which provides techni...