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US chalks up more temp job gains in July

August 1, 2014

The U.S. added 8,500 temporary help services jobs in July, and the penetration — temporary jobs as a percent of total employment — rose to set another record at 2.07 percent, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Year-over-year growth in tempo...


AMN revenue above guidance in Q2, trends strengthen

August 1, 2014

Second-quarter revenue fell 1.2 percent at AMN Healthcare Service Inc. (NYSE: AHS) to $250.9 million with declines in nurse and allied staffing as well as physician permanent placement services. Revenue was above guidance, and AMN’s gross margin improved to 30.8 percent from 29.3 percent in the y...


Insperity revenue up 3%

August 1, 2014

Insperity Inc. (NYSE: NSP) reported revenue rose 3.2 percent in the second quarter to $564.6 million, but gross margin narrowed at the Houston-based PEO.Net income fell 45.8 percent in the second quarter to $1.9 million. The company reported an impairment charge of almost $2.5 million associated...


OSHA issues reminder on temp safety

August 1, 2014

OSHA’s director of enforcement programs sent a reminder to regional directors of the agency’s ongoing focus on temporary workers.“Too often in recent months, it has been OSHA’s sad duty to investigate fatalities and injuries involving temporary workers who were not given the necessary safety and...


Coke plant explosion leads to fines for staffing buyer, supplier

August 1, 2014

A staffing buyer and a staffing firm face $161,100 in fines after an explosion in January at plant in Tonawanda, N.Y., injured two permanent employees and one temporary employee, OSHA announced Thursday. The plant produces foundry coke, a coal byproduct.Fined in the case are Tonawanda Coke Corp....


IT staffing provider acquires New Jersey-based firm

August 1, 2014

Compunnel Software Group Inc. acquired MindTrust Consulting Services Inc., an information technology staffing firm based in Middlesex, N.J. Terms of the deal were not announced.“We are excited to add MindTrust Consulting Services Inc. to the Compunnel family and to have Nick Neumann, former CEO o...


Manufacturing index jumps in July

August 1, 2014

The Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers index for U.S. manufacturing rose to a reading of 57.1 in July from 55.3 in June — the highest reading for the year. Readings above 50 indicate growth.The employment portion of the index jumped to a reading of 58.2 in July from 52.8 in Jun...


People: Roth, Kelly, PrideStaff, PeopleFluent, Tango2, Kforce, VincentBenjamin

August 1, 2014

Ultimate Locum Tenens, Roth Staffing Companies’ new locum tenens business line will be led by Dan Landman, director of new business ventures; Don Robb, vice president; Jim Daggett, vice president of recruiting; and Brianna Foulkrod, operations manager. The team will be based in Dallas.Kelly Servi...


Randstad expects gradual recovery in Q3, no acceleration of growth

July 31, 2014

Randstad Holding nv, the world’s second-largest staffing firm and third-largest U.S. staffing firm, reported a gradual recovery is expected to continue in the third quarter but no acceleration of growth.Revenue at Randstad rose 4 percent in the second quarter to €4.27 billion (US$5.82 billion). O...


On Assignment revenue rises 15%, gross margin up on acquisition

July 31, 2014

On Assignment Inc. (NYSE: ASGN) reported revenue rose 14.9 percent in the second quarter to $468.6 million. Revenue was up 8.6 percent on a pro forma basis, which assumes the acquisitions of Whitaker Medical LLC and CyberCoders Holdings Inc. in December 2013 occurred at the beginning of 2013.Reve...