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IT staffing provider ettain group acquires Texas firm

November 2, 2015

IT staffing provider ettain group acquired Timberhorn IT Solutions, an IT staffing company in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

The acquisition closed Oct. 30; terms were not disclosed.

The Timberhorn brand will remain through early 2016 and its employees will remain on staff. Plans call for Timberhorn...

KellyOCG names VP of global talent supply chain operations

November 2, 2015

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) announced that Paul Vincent has joined KellyOCG as VP of the firm’s outsourcing and consulting group, effective today. The global role is a new position within KellyOCG.

Based in London, Vincent reports to John Healy, KellyOCG’s managing director of global talent...

Team Health rejects revised AmSurg merger deal

November 2, 2015

Team Health Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH), which includes healthcare staffing provider D&Y, today confirmed it received and rejected a second merger offer by AmSurg Corp.

Team Health rejected AmSurg’s original proposal last month.

The original proposal had a total enterprise value of $7.8 billion, based...

Cross Country completes Mediscan acquisition

November 2, 2015

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) completed its acquisition of Mediscan, a healthcare staffing provider based in Woodland Hills, Calif., effective Oct. 30. The transaction was announced last month.

Cross Country paid $33 million, including $28 million in cash and $5 million in stock. It could...

ISM manufacturing index falls in October

November 2, 2015

The Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers index for US manufacturing decelerated to a reading of 50.1 in October, down from September’s reading of 50.2. The reading indicates continued expansion, but at a slower pace.

Readings above 50 indicate growth.

MarketWatch reports the index...

Average salary up 5% for 2015 grads

October 30, 2015

The overall average salary for US bachelor's degree grads in the class of 2015 is 5.2% higher than the final salary reported for the class of 2014, according to the 2015 Fall Salary Survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

The overall average salary for bachelor’s degree graduates...

Two of largest background check firms must pay $13 million over accuracy questions

October 30, 2015

Two of the US’ largest employment background check providers must pay $13.0 million for failing to ensure their background checks did not contain inaccuracies, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Thursday.

Serious inaccuracies reported by General Information Services and its affiliate,...

Monster CFO steps down; firm names replacement and new president

October 30, 2015

Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW) reported CFO James Langrock resigned, according to a filing on Thursday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the company named Mark Stoever as president, taking over the role from Timothy Yates, who had served as president and CEO. Yates will...

Hudson Q3 revenue up 0.4% in constant currency excluding divested operations

October 30, 2015

Hudson Global Inc. (NASD: HSON) reported revenue rose 0.4% on a constant currency basis when excluding the Americas IT and its Netherlands business, which it sold during the second quarter of this year. However, revenue fell 14.0% when not reported in constant currency.

On a reported basis, Hudson’s...

Chartwell acquires NYC staffing firm

October 30, 2015

Chartwell Staffing Solutions, a staffing provider based in Lancaster, Penn., acquired New York City based Tiger Information Systems.

The transaction closed Oct. 29; terms were not announced. Tiger Information Systems has been rebranded as Chartwell Staffing Solutions and Chartwell will retain the firm’s...