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Corporate Services Group deal announced

February 14, 2008

Corporate Services Group PLC announced last week it's in talks with the Carlisle Group PLC over a possible merger. Corporate Services, a staffing company based in Luton, England, owns CoreStaff in the United States. The Carlisle Group is a staffing firm based in Welwyn Garden City, England. The d...


TeamStaff renames government division

February 13, 2008

TeamStaff Inc. (NASD: TSTF) changed the name of its government staffing division to TeamStaff Government Solutions and will do business as TeamStaff GS. The former name of the Monroe GA-based subsidiary was RS Staffing Services Inc. The division supplies medical, office administration, and logist...


CIBER 2007 revenue rises 8.6% to $1.08 billion

February 13, 2008

Information technology services and staffing company CIBER Inc. (NYSE: CBR) posted revenue of more than $1 billion for the first time in full-year 2007. Revenue rose 8.6% to $1.08 billion in 2007 from $995.6 million in 2006. Net income rose 17.3% to $29.0 million in 2007 from $24.7 million in the...


Family medicine is most sought

February 13, 2008

The most-searched for medical specialty in the fourth quarter was family medicine, according to The Physician Recruiting Standard released by The Delta Companies, a Dallas-based healthcare staffing firm. The specialty ranked No. 3 in the fourth quarter of 2006. "The demand for family medicine con...


Tech workers don't mind the United Kingdom

February 13, 2008

A poll of U.S. information technology workers by Dice Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DHX) found that the United Kingdom was the top choice of global sites to which they would temporarily relocate. Twenty-one percent of IT workers chose the U.K., although 21% also said they would not relocate outside the Un...


Insurance firm acquires staffing company

February 13, 2008

Brown & Brown Inc., an insurance services and products company, announced earlier this month it acquired MEW Custom Staffing LLC of Tampa FL. MEW does business as Custom Outsourcing and operates as a human resource outsourcing and insurance agency serving clients throughout Florida. It had annual...


Openings, hires, separations fall

February 13, 2008

The number of job openings was 4.0 million on the last business day of December, down 362,000 year-over-year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Monday. There were 4.4 million job openings in December 2006. The job openings rate was 2.8% in December compared with 3.1% in December 2006....


Spherion revenue beats estimates, profit down

February 12, 2008

Spherion Corp.'s (NYSE: SFN) fourth-quarter revenue rose 16.7% to $581.6 million, beating analysts' estimates of $576.7 million. Fourth-quarter net income, however, fell 75.5% to $9.8 million from $39.8 million in the fourth-quarter of 2006. The Fort Lauderdale FL-based staffing firm reported a l...


Monarch Staffing CEO resigns

February 12, 2008

Monarch Staffing Inc. (OTCBB: MSTF.OB) reported that CEO Quang Pham resigned, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Monarch, a San Juan Capistrano CA-based staffing firm, had revenue of $1.8 million in its third quarter ended Sept. 30 and a net loss of $368,090....


Index shows buyers taking longer to pay

February 12, 2008

The length of time staffing buyers take to pay staffing firms is increasing, according to the Capital TempFunds credit index. The index slipped to 98 in the fourth quarter of 2007 from 102 in the third and 104 in the second. The higher the number, the faster clients are paying. For the month of J...