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Firm acquires The SURVIS Group

September 30, 2009

American Cybersystems acquired The SURVIS Group, a Stone Mountain GA-based information technology staffing firm, Childs Advisory Partners announced. Terms of the deal were not announced. American Cybersystems is a Tucker GA-based IT services and staffing firm. Childs, an investment banking firm...


Contract watch: Adecco, Clayton

September 30, 2009

Adecco SA's recruitment process outsourcing division announced it received a multi-year contract to provide RPO services for the U.S. operations of Giftcraft Ltd., a marketer of decorative items, jewelry, giftware and more. Giftcraft is based in Brampton, Ontario. Adecco is the world's largest s...


Second-quarter GDP falls 0.7%

September 30, 2009

Real gross domestic product in the U.S. decreased at 0.7% in the second quarter, according to a third estimate released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The estimate is an improvement over the second estimate in August of a 1.0% decline. Real GDP fell by 6.4% in the first quarter.


Washington posts lowest jobless rate

September 30, 2009

The Washington metropolitan area reported the lowest jobless rate in August, 6.0%, among all U.S. metropolitan areas with a population of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Oklahoma City, which ranked as the lowest in July, came in second in August at 6.1%. De...


Firm acquires The SURVIS Group

September 30, 2009

American Cybersystems acquired The SURVIS Group, a Stone Mountain GA-based information technology staffing firm, Childs Advisory Partners announced. Terms of the deal were not announced. American Cybersystems is a Tucker GA-based IT services and staffing firm. Childs, an investment banking firm,...


Command Center revenue dips, but sales gaining

September 30, 2009

Command Center Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI.OB) announced today revenue fell 39.9% to $13.2 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Sept. 25 amid the slow economy and closure of eight underperforming stores in the first nine months of 2009. However, average weekly sales of $21,389 per store in September...


ADP: U.S. lost 254,000 jobs in September

September 30, 2009

The U.S. lost 254,000 private-sector nonfarm jobs between August and September on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the national employment report released today by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NYSE: ADP). In addition, the job loss from July to August was revised down to 277,000 from...


Hewitt: Healthcare premiums rise 6%

September 29, 2009

Average U.S. healthcare premiums rose 6.0% in 2009 for employers, consistent with 2008, and are projected to rise by 6.0%, according to an analysis by Hewitt Associates, a Lincolnshire IL-based human resources consulting and outsourcing firm. The average total healthcare premium per employee for...


Fortune's PEO revenue falls 29%

September 29, 2009

Fortune Industries Inc. reported PEO revenue fell 28.6% to $53.5 million in the 10 months ended June 30, 2009, compared with $74.9 million for the full year ended Aug. 31, 2008, according to a 10-K filed Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. PEO revenue fell amid a decrease in...


Hewitt: Healthcare premiums rise 6%

September 29, 2009

Average U.S. healthcare premiums rose 6.0% in 2009 for employers, consistent with 2008, and are projected to rise by 6.0%, according to an analysis by Hewitt Associates, a Lincolnshire IL-based human resources consulting and outsourcing firm. The average total healthcare premium per employee for...