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Arbita buys Blue Wave Recruiting

June 22, 2010

Arbita, a Minneapolis-based provider of recruitment marketing and other services, announced Monday it acquired Blue Wave Recruiting. Steve Rath, former Blue Wave CEO, joined Arbita as VP of staffing programs and will be based in Atlanta. Blue Wave Recruiting's work included recruiting for human...


Corestaff announces promotions, appointment

June 22, 2010

Corestaff services promoted Ken Anthony to senior VP and CFO, hired Patrick Ray as senior VP and general counsel, and announced two promotions. Anthony will oversee the company's accounting practices and finance functions. He previously served as VP, controller. Ray comes to Corestaff after hav...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

June 22, 2010

New research now available to Staffing Industry Analysts corporate members includes an Insight on the highest bang-to-back marketing tactics and an Insight on how seriously staffing firms take criminal background checks. INSIGHT - 2010 Staffing Company Survey: How seriously do staffing firms ta...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

June 21, 2010

New research now available to Staffing Industry Analysts corporate members includes a legal staffing update, an Insight on use of outsourced/offshore recruiters, a global IT solutions growth update, an Insight on revenue from repeat business and growth update on finance/accounting staffing. INS...


Partnership announcements

June 21, 2010

Partnership: ICon, IQNavigator ICon Professional Services announced a partnership to bring its online independent contractor compliance tool, ICverify, to users of IQNavigator's vendor management system. Foster City CA-based ICon's "application program interface" will allow IQNavigator users to...


Drake buys human resources software firm

June 21, 2010

Drake International, a Toronto-based firm that provides staffing, announced it acquired Web-based human resources software provider DenoSys LLC. Located in Morgantown WV, DenoSys serves clients in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. DenoSys principals Ryan Dineen and David Dinee...


People: Salo, Heidrick & Struggles

June 21, 2010

Salo LLC named Jeff Otos as managing director of Salo Project, a finance/accounting staffing firm based in Minneapolis. Otos most recently served as business development executive for Salo Project. Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) named two new principals to its global techn...


Canadian staffing index dips in May

June 18, 2010

The Canadian staffing index slipped one point in May to a reading of 78 from April's reading of 79, the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services reported today. The index is up 13 points from its May 2009 reading of 65. "The validity of the data collected by the ACSESS C...


KKR paying $356 million for Japan firm

June 18, 2010

Private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. announced plans to buy the staffing subsidiary of Tokyo-based Usen Corp. KKR said it will pay 32.5 billion yen, equivalent to $356 million. The Usen subsidiary, Intelligence Ltd., provides direct hire, temporary staffing and outsourcing as well...


Canadian Employment Insurance holds steady

June 18, 2010

The number of people receiving Canadian Employment Insurance benefits in April was little changed from March, Statistics Canada reported today. There were 667,380 people receiving Employment Insurance in April, down slightly from the 667,910 in March. However, the number of people receiving Emp...