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Bureau says recession is over

September 21, 2010

The recession ended in June 2009, the National Bureau of Economic Research announced Monday.

June 2009 marked the "trough" of the recession, after which economic growth resumed.

The recession began in December 2007 and, at 18 months, was the longest of any recession since World War II. The two longest...

ACS picks staffing veteran to lead spinoff

September 21, 2010

American CyberSystems Inc. named Barry Olson to serve as president of HireGenics, a division being spun off by ACS aimed at providing independent contractor compliance, payrolling and other services.

Olson at one time served as president of Chimes, one of the largest vendor management systems, prior...

ASA staffing index rises in September

September 21, 2010

The American Staffing Association's staffing index rose to a reading of 96 in September, up one point over August's reading of 95. The index is up 25% over its September 2009 reading.

The index measures changes in the number of temporary and contract workers, both weekly and monthly. The monthly measure...

Two plead guilty in forced labor case

September 20, 2010

The owners of Quality Staffing Services Corp., of Boca Raton FL, pleaded guilty to conspiring to hold 39 Filipino nationals in forced labor conditions at sites that included country clubs and hotels in southeast Florida, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida reported.


Canadian staffing index rises four points

September 20, 2010

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of temporary staffing in Canada, rose to a reading of 89 in August -- up four points from July and the strongest showing in 20 months, according to the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services.

Growth in August and expected growth in September...

Workway announces new CEO, CFO

September 20, 2010

Workway, a Glendale CA-based staffing firm, announced that Diane Prince Johnston took over majority ownership of the company and is now its CEO.

Johnston has served on Workway's board since 2005. She was also co-founder and chairman of Title Temps/Onstaff from 1996 until selling to Hall Kinion in 2002....

WorkforceLogic names new executives

September 20, 2010

WorkforceLogic, a division of the Sonoma CA-based Nelson Family of Companies, announced the arrival of five new key executives.

Stuart Thompto will serve as senior VP for product development and management. Thompto has more than 20 years of experience, previously serving as VP of engineering at Groundwork...

Bay State temp firm operators plead guilty

September 17, 2010

The operators of a temporary employment agency in Lowell MA face prison time after pleading guilty Thursday in federal court to a scheme to pay workers under the table, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts announced.

Jennifer Mileski, 36, and her common law husband, Kinh Dinh...

Average hourly earnings rise in August

September 17, 2010

Average hourly earnings in the U.S. rose to $19.08 in August for private-sector production employees and nonsupervisory employees on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Average hourly earnings include earnings from both full-time and part-time jobs.

Office openings: Ascent, Mom Corps

September 17, 2010

The Ascent Services Group opened a new office in Charlotte NC. The office opened Sept. 1 and joins other Ascent locations in Walnut Creek CA, Denver and Minneapolis. Ascent provides information technology and pharmaceutical staffing as well as workforce management services.

Mom Corps, an Atlanta-based...