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Staffing index rises

August 26, 2009

The American Staffing Association's index measuring changes in temporary employment rose to a monthly reading of 75 in August from 71 in July. The index has risen for six consecutive weeks since the July 4 holiday, the first time it has risen for six weeks in a row since the fall of 2007. The in...


Hudson's European division CEO leaving

August 26, 2009

The president and CEO of the Hudson Highland Group Inc.'s (NASD: HHGP) European division is leaving, the company announced today. Hudson Chairman and CEO Jon Chait will oversee the European operations on an interim basis. Christine Raynaud, president and CEO of Hudson/Europe, joined the company...


People: Pasona; Winter, Wyman

August 26, 2009

The Pasona Group Inc., a Tokyo-based staffing firm, announced that Heizo Takenaka was appointed chairman at the company's annual shareholder meeting today. The company also announced that Kouichi Morimoto was newly appointed to the board. The Winter, Wyman Companies, a Waltham MA-based staffing...


Staffing index rises

August 26, 2009

The American Staffing Association's index measuring changes in temporary employment rose to a monthly reading of 75 in August from 71 in July. The index has risen for six consecutive weeks since the July 4 holiday, the first time it has risen for six weeks in a row since the fall of 2007. The in...


Radia names global president

August 25, 2009

Radia Holdings Inc., a Tokyo-based provider of staffing and other services, named Richard Piske III as global president of its nontechnical staffing operations in the U.S., Asia and Europe. Piske has more than 30 years of experience in the staffing industry. He previously served as president of...


Survey: 53% of employers plan to hire

August 25, 2009

Fifty-three percent of employers plan to hire full-time employees in the next 12 months, and 40% plan to hire contract, temporary or project professionals, according to a survey released today by CareerBuilder.com and Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). The survey also found that 47% of...


Consumer confidence improves in August

August 25, 2009

Consumer confidence rebounded in August, according to The Conference Board's consumer confidence index released today. The index rose to a level of 54.1 in August (1985=100) from 47.4 in July. "Consumer confidence, which had posted back-to-back monthly declines, appears to be back on the mend,"...


Reliant Healthcare names CEO

August 25, 2009

Reliant Healthcare Professionals Inc., a Denver-based healthcare staffing firm, named Patrick Donovan as CEO. Donovan has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and staffing. He previously served as president of Linde Healthcare, a locum tenens staffing firm, and Kendall & Davis, a physi...


Pomeroy staffing revenue falls, margin up

August 25, 2009

Second-quarter technical staffing revenue at Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc. (NASD: PMRY) fell 76.9% year over year to $7.3 million, but its staffing gross margin rose, the company reported today. Pomeroy said it declined to renew a contract with a major staffing customer in June 2008 because it woul...


Reliant Healthcare names CEO

August 25, 2009

Reliant Healthcare Professionals Inc., a Denver-based healthcare staffing firm, named Patrick Donovan as CEO. Donovan has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and staffing. He previously served as president of Linde Healthcare, a locum tenens staffing firm, and Kendall & Davis, a physi...