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ASA index rises four points in August

August 24, 2010

The American Staffing Association's staffing index rose to a reading of 95 in August, up four points from July's reading of 91. The reading is up 27% from the August 2009 reading.

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

Office openings

August 24, 2010

SFN Group Inc. (NYSE: SFN) opened a national recruiting center in Fort Lauderdale FL. The new center joins existing facilities in Dallas, Chicago and St. Louis. SFN established its central recruiting operations six years ago with the aim of providing flexible and consistent delivery across multiple...

Monster completes HotJobs buy

August 24, 2010

Monster Worldwide Inc. reported today it completed the acquisition of HotJobs from Yahoo for $225.0 million in cash.

Monster also announced a three-year commercial traffic agreement in which it will serve as Yahoo's provider of career and job content on its home page in the U.S. and Canada.

The deal...

Staffing firm to pay $585,000 in EEOC suit

August 24, 2010

Paramount Staffing Inc. will pay $585,000 to resolve a discrimination lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, although the company said it believes the allegations are without merit.

The EEOC said the company preferred to place Hispanic workers in warehouse positions and failed...

Last chance for Pulse coming up

August 24, 2010

Staffing Industry Analysts' monthly Pulse survey tracks revenue in the U.S. staffing industry by staffing sector and by temp help segment. Staffing firms taking part in this anonymous survey -- which takes less than 15 minutes -- receive a free 30-page report on the current pulse of the industry. Respondents...

Legs & Reg Advisor August issue now online

August 24, 2010

A court rejects class action status for New York drivers in a misclassification case. A staffing firm settles an EEOC discrimination case for $650,000. These are two of the items in the latest issue of the Legs & Reg Advisor now available to corporate members of Staffing Industry Analysts.

Legs and...

ASA: Staffing employment rises by 23%

August 23, 2010

Staffing industry employment rose 23.3% on a year-over-year basis in the second quarter of 2010 to an average of 2.4 million temporary and contract workers per day, according to the American Staffing Association's quarterly employment and sales survey.

Compared to the first quarter, the number of workers...

Elwood acquires Multi Staffing Services

August 23, 2010

Elwood Staffing Services Inc., a Columbus IN-based provider of staffing services, acquired Multi Staffing Services Inc. in a deal that closed this month.

Mobile AL-based Multi Staffing has five offices in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. It provides industrial and office/clerical staffing.

The combined...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

August 23, 2010

The full results of the 2009 Staffing Company Survey are now online in a single report available to corporate members of Staffing Industry Analysts. Also online is an Excel file containing all lists of staffing firms for 2010, including largest and fastest-growing. Other new research includes the latest...

TriNet names new CFO

August 23, 2010

Professional employer organization TriNet named William Porter as CFO. Porter comes to TriNet from Cadence Design Systems where he spent 15 years in several executive roles, most recently as executive VP and chief administrative officer. Porter had also served as Cadence's CFO for nine years.