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Jobless claims down by 21,000

September 24, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 21,000, or 3.8%, in the week ended Sept. 19 from the previous week's revised number of 551,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell by 11,000, or 2.0%, to 553,500 from the pr...


Grand jury indicts staffing firm, owner

September 24, 2009

A grand jury indicted a Worcester MA staffing firm and its owner on 66 counts of violating state wage and hour laws and committing insurance and tax fraud, the Massachusetts' Attorney General's office announced Wednesday. The company was Labor Solutions, and its owner was Tam Vuong, 34, accordin...


List of diversity staffing firms coming soon

September 24, 2009

The 2009 list of diversity staffing firms will soon be released. The list includes women- and minority-owned firms, HUBZone firms and other categories. The list is based on a survey that took place earlier this year. Firms are ranked by revenue. If your firm qualifies for the list, but it did no...


Adecco announces personnel, committee changes

September 24, 2009

Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, announced its chief business development and marketing officer, Annalisa Gigante, will leave the company and that Alain Dehaze has come on board. Dehaze serves as regional head of Northern Europe and on the company's executive committee. Adecco also...


People: AC Lordi, ProcureStaff, Korn/Ferry

September 23, 2009

AC Lordi Consulting and Peopleflex Accounting Professionals named Frank Lordi as CEO. Lordi replaces John Rapchinski, who remains an investor in the firm. AC Lordi provides accounting and risk management services and Peopleflex provides finance and accounting staffing. ProcureStaff Technologies,...


Mass layoffs rise 43% year over year

September 23, 2009

The number of U.S. mass layoffs rose 42.6% in August compared with the same month last year on a seasonally adjusted basis, and the initial claims for unemployment insurance related to mass layoffs rose 37.2%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In August, there were 2,690 mass l...


People: AC Lordi, ProcureStaff, Korn/Ferry

September 23, 2009

AC Lordi Consulting and Peopleflex Accounting Professionals named Frank Lordi as CEO. Lordi replaces John Rapchinski, who remains an investor in the firm. AC Lordi provides accounting and risk management services and Peopleflex provides finance and accounting staffing. ProcureStaff Technologies,...


Mass layoffs rise 43% year over year

September 23, 2009

The number of U.S. mass layoffs rose 42.6% in August compared with the same month last year on a seasonally adjusted basis, and the initial claims for unemployment insurance related to mass layoffs rose 37.2%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In August, there were 2,690 mass l...


MSX International names CEO

September 23, 2009

MSX International Inc., a Warren MI-based provider of staffing and other services to the auto industry, named Frederick Minturn as president and CEO. Minturn had been appointed chief operating officer in April, but he has worked as MSXI for 25 years including as executive VP and CFO for the last...


September's marketing blog

September 23, 2009

Content and contract systems are proliferating. Hinda Chalew, Staffing Industry Analysts head of marketing and interactive services, writes about such systems and the marketing challenges in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.