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Average weekly earnings dip

February 20, 2008

Real average weekly earnings fell by 0.5% in January from December, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Earnings were hit by a 0.3% decrease in average weekly hours. In addition, a 0.2% increase in average hourly earnings was p...


Employer sanctions to remain in effect

February 20, 2008

Arizona's employer sanctions law will remain in effect for now. A federal judge ruled against an injunction to block the law while the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals weighs its legality, The Arizona Republic newspaper reported today. The law goes after illegal workers by targeting employers, w...


People

February 19, 2008

Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) named Ana Dutra as CEO of its leadership development solutions group and executive VP. Dutra has 18 years of consulting experience, most recently at Accenture. Leslie Murphy was elected to the Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) board of directors. Murphy...


Trinity joins ANSERTEAM

February 19, 2008

Trinity Staffing Services, a San Antonio-based staffing firm, said it has joined ANSERTEAM (The Alliance of National Staffing and Employment Resources), a national network of locally owned, independent staffing firms. The company will cover the San Antonio market. ANSERTEAM currently has 70 membe...


AMN buys Platinum Select

February 19, 2008

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS) said Feb. 15 it acquired Platinum Select LP, a Dallas-based provider of travel nurse and allied healthcare staffing. AMN President and CEO Susan Nowakowski said AMN already ranks as the largest provider of nurse and physician staffing in the United States...


WorkforceLogic, ASG aim for diversity

February 19, 2008

WorkforceLogic and ASG Renaissance are launching Workforce Renaissance. The new venture will combine a vendor management system, payroll, and consulting services with minority recruiting and supplier diversity services. Workforce Renaissance will offer Mosaic Advantage services, which includes ac...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

February 19, 2008

Here is a list of research reports, and citations to other research, released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Pharmacy staffing More than 3.7 billion prescriptions were written in the United States in 2007, making the U.S prescription market about a $284 billion industry. And t...


Yoh tech wage index reaches high, then slows

February 15, 2008

Hourly wages for technology professionals reached a new high during the fourth quarter of 2007, slowed sequentially at the end of the year, but still remained ahead of 2006 according to the most recent Yoh index of technology wages. The index reached a high of 115.96 in October 2007, up 5.7% from...


Economic gauge falls

February 15, 2008

The growth rate for the Economic Cycle Research Institute's forward-looking gauge of the U.S. economy for the week ended Feb. 8 contracted 9.1%. ECRI's weekly leading index (WLI) level contracted to 133.4 from 133.5 in the prior period. The index measures weekly changes while the growth rate is d...


TeamStaff swings to a profit

February 15, 2008

TeamStaff Inc.(NASD: TSTF) posted net income of $35,000 in its fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 31, 2007, compared with a loss of $513,000 in the same period last year. The Somerset NJ-based healthcare and administrative staffing firm, however, reported a 7.0% fall in fourth-quarter revenue to $15...