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Australian firm to buy ex-Westaff division

August 28, 2009

Total Staffing Solutions Ltd., an Australia-based staffing firm, signed a deal to acquire the Humanis Group Ltd. in a stock deal, the company announced today. Humanis had acquired the Australian and New Zealand operations of Westaff Inc. in November 2008. Total Staffing reported the deal calls f...


Judge allows E-Verify requirement

August 28, 2009

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a lawsuit to stop a rule requiring federal contractors to use the E-Verify system, the Society for Human Resource Management announced. The rule is set to take effect Sept. 8. SHRM, the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America and others had sued...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

August 28, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts: INSIGHT - Second-quarter financial results *Revenue falls y/y at 31 of 31 public staffing firms tracked *Median y/y decline: 29.1% *14 firms reported net losses *Several companies closing branches


Australian firm to buy ex-Westaff division

August 28, 2009

Total Staffing Solutions Ltd., an Australia-based staffing firm, signed a deal to acquire the Humanis Group Ltd. in a stock deal, the company announced today. Humanis had acquired the Australian and New Zealand operations of Westaff Inc. in November 2008. Total Staffing reported the deal calls f...


Awards: InGenesis, Manpower, RCM

August 28, 2009

InGenesis Medical Staffing, a San Antonio-based healthcare staffing firm, announced it was named 2009 minority service firm of the year by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency's Dallas region. Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) announced it was named one of the top compa...


Blog: VMS and diversity

August 27, 2009

Some vendor management systems are accommodating staffing buyers' need to source from a diverse population. Staffing Industry Analysts' Senior Research Associate Sona Sharma writes about the trend in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


Elwood acquires regional staffing firm

August 27, 2009

Elwood Staffing Services Inc. announced it acquired the assets of Time Services Inc., a Fort Wayne IN-based staffing firm with five branches. Time Services Inc. provides light industrial, administrative and professional staffing. Terms of the deal were not announced. The acquisition gives Elwood...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

August 27, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts: BRIEFING - Temporary staffing bill rate trends *Industrial bill rates see notable decline *Technical/professional rates stabilizing *Unemployment trends appear to be driver


Blog: VMS and diversity

August 27, 2009

Some vendor management systems are accommodating staffing buyers' need to source from a diverse population. Staffing Industry Analysts' Senior Research Associate Sona Sharma writes about the trend in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here. http://www.staffingindustry.com/ME2/dirmod.a...


Weekly jobless claims fall by 10,000

August 27, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 10,000, or 1.7%, to 570,000 in the week ended Aug. 22 from the previous week's revised number of 580,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 0.8% to 566,250 from the previou...