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Latest Staffing Industry Report now online

September 17, 2010

A review of executive compensation at publicly traded staffing firms, coverage of second-quarter financial results and an update on healthcare staffing growth are included in the September issue of Staffing Industry Report now available to corporate members of Staffing Industry Analysts.

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Survey: Up to 25 applications reviewed per job

September 16, 2010

Forty-eight percent of human resource managers surveyed by CareerBuilder say they typically review up to 25 applications for open positions.

Thirty-eight percent of human resource mangers said they spend less than a minute reviewing a resume and 18% said they spend less than 30 seconds.

The managers...

Employer services price index rises

September 16, 2010

The U.S. producer price index for the employment services industry rose to a reading of 125.8 in August (Dec. 1996=100), up 0.2% from July's reading and up 1.8% from the August 2009 reading, according to nonseasonally adjusted numbers reported today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The producer...

Global organizations call for jobs policy

September 16, 2010

The heads of the International Labour Organisation and the International Monetary Fund called for a broad international commitment to a jobs-focused policy in response to the global economic downturn during a conference Monday in Oslo, Norway. Unemployment is up by more than 30 million worldwide since...

Jobless claims edge down 0.7%

September 16, 2010

U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance filed in the week ended Sept. 11 fell by 0.7% compared with the previous week, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Total initial claims for the week ended Sept. 11 totaled 450,000, down 3,000 from the...

Contract watch: HCMWorks

September 15, 2010

HCMWorks Inc., a provider of indirect services procurement solutions which includes managing spend for temporary labor, announced it expanded the scope of services it is supplying Bell Canada to include all major indirect services categories.

HCMWorks will now manage $1.3 billion in spend for all indirect...

Pervasip pursues acquisition of IT firm

September 15, 2010

Pervasip Corp. (OTCBB: PVSP.OB) signed a letter of intent to acquire Infiniti Systems Group, a Brecksville OH-based IT solutions and staffing firm. Infiniti has annual revenue of more than $3 million.

The companies are working to complete a purchase agreement and closing of the deal is subject to conditions...

South Africa jobs up with 90,000 temp boost

September 15, 2010

Employment in South Africa got a boost in August as more than 90,000 additional temporary and contractor workers were put to use during a countrywide public service strike, according to Adcorp, a South Africa-based staffing firm.

"Most of these workers (62.5%) were employed through temporary employment...

Reliant Healthcare Professionals names CEO

September 15, 2010

Reliant Healthcare Professionals Inc. named Kay Cowling as its new CEO. Reliant, based in Greenwood Village CO, operates as Fastaff Travel Nursing and U.S. Nursing Corporation. It ranked No. 20 on Staffing Industry Analysts' 2010 list of largest U.S. healthcare staffing firms.

Cowling comes to Reliant...

Broadlane to be acquired by MedAssets

September 15, 2010

Broadlane Inc., a Dallas-based firm that provides a VMS to the healthcare industry, struck a deal to be acquired by MedAssets Inc. (NASD: MDAS) for $850 million in cash.

The companies announced the agreement Tuesday, and the deal should close within 60 to 90 days pending regulatory approval.