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Firm estimates U.S. job loss of 167,000

September 28, 2009

Wanted Technologies estimates the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce a loss of 167,000 jobs in September when it releases U.S. nonfarm payrolls on Oct. 2. Nonfarm payrolls had fallen by 216,000 in August, according to the BLS. The firm estimates a loss of 7,000 jobs in transportation...


Hyatt moves to settle staffing controversy

September 28, 2009

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts moved to settle a staffing controversy that arose from the layoff of 98 housekeepers last month at Boston hotels. The layoffs had drawn criticism from unions and the governor's office. The Boston Globe newspaper reported the housekeepers made $15 an hour and were replaced...


Web comedy features temps

September 28, 2009

Temporary workers have appeared in television and movies before. Now they are being featured in Web video series. Staffing Industry Report Senior Editor Craig Johnson comments on the trend in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


Manpower starts government subsidiary

September 28, 2009

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) today announced a new subsidiary aimed at providing staffing and consulting to the U.S. federal government. The subsidiary is named Manpower Public Sector Inc. Andrew Jones will serve as VP and U.S. managing partner of the division. Jones is a former managing director o...


Online job ads fall by 101,800

September 28, 2009

The number of U.S. jobs advertised online fell by 101,800 in September to 3.36 million, according to The Conference Board's measure of online help-wanted ads released today. September's decline helped erase a portion of August's gain of 169,000. "While the trend has been modestly upward and aver...


Hyatt moves to settle staffing controversy

September 28, 2009

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts moved to settle a staffing controversy that arose from the layoff of 98 housekeepers last month at Boston hotels. The layoffs had drawn criticism from unions and the governor's office. The Boston Globe newspaper reported the housekeepers made $15 an hour and were replaced...


Private equity to acquire Pomeroy

September 28, 2009

Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc. (NASD: PMRY) announced a deal Friday to be acquired by Los Angeles-based private equity firm Platinum Equity LLC for $6.50 a share in cash. It canceled a previous $6-a-share deal by company founder David Pomeroy II. Pomeroy, a Hebron KY-based information technology serv...


Healthcare VMS and NATHO in payment limbo

September 25, 2009

The National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations took a healthcare vendor management system to task this month for missed payments to staffing firms. The VMS said it's working on the problem. "We have received a number of complaints from our NATHO membership regarding nonpayment for s...


Healthcare VMS and NATHO in payment limbo

September 25, 2009

The National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations took a healthcare vendor management system to task this month for missed payments to staffing firms. The VMS said it's working on the problem. "We have received a number of complaints from our NATHO membership regarding nonpayment for s...


Medical Connections pursuing acquisition

September 25, 2009

Medical Connections Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MCTH.OB), a Boca Raton FL-based healthcare staffing firms, announced it entered a letter of intent to acquire a nationwide healthcare staffing firm that posted 2008 revenue of more than $50 million. Medical Connections said it plans to complete due dilig...