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Select Staffing plans to go public

December 11, 2009

Privately held Select Staffing announced today plans to become a public company. The 11th-largest U.S. staffing firm intends to merge with Atlas Acquisition Holding Corp. (AMEX: AXG) in a deal that will allow the combined company to list on the New York Stock Exchange. The combined company will...


Accountants International president to retire

December 11, 2009

Accountants International President Jack Unroe will retire in mid January. Unroe joined the company in October 1999 as president and CEO when it was Accountants Inc. During that time he also assumed responsibilities for Acsys, AccountPros and Human Resources International. Unroe led the company'...


Certifications: Kelly Healthcare Services

December 11, 2009

Kelly Healthcare Resources announced it received the Gold Seal of Approval for healthcare staffing services from The Joint Commission. Kelly Healthcare Resources is a healthcare staffing division of Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA).


TSR seeks transfer of stock

December 11, 2009

TSR Inc. (NASD: TSRI), a Hauppauge NY-based information technology staffing firm, intends to transfer its stocks to the Nasdaq Capital Market from the Nasdaq Global Market. The company had announced in September it received a noncompliance notice that its stock had not maintained a minimum marke...


Select Staffing plans to go public

December 11, 2009

Privately held Select Staffing announced today plans to become a public company. The 11th-largest U.S. staffing firm intends to merge with Atlas Acquisition Holding Corp. (AMEX: AXG) in a deal that will allow the combined company to list on the New York Stock Exchange. The combined company will...


Accountants International president to retire

December 11, 2009

Accountants International President Jack Unroe will retire in mid January. Unroe joined the company in October 1999 as president and CEO when it was Accountants Inc. During that time he also assumed responsibilities for Acsys, AccountPros and Human Resources International. Unroe led the company'...


Nurse category to add most jobs

December 10, 2009

The registered nurse occupation will add the most jobs, 582,000, of any U.S. occupation between 2008 and 2018, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Home health aides will add the second most, 461,000; and the occupation of customer service representative...


Jobless claims rise by 17,000

December 10, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended Dec. 5 rose by 17,000, or 3.7%, to 474,000 from the previous week's number of 457,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The increase was more than the 460,000 new claims expected, The Associated Press rep...


Census: Employment services falls 7%

December 10, 2009

Third-quarter revenue in the U.S. employment services industry was $43.61 billion, down 7.0% from $46.92 billion in the third quarter of 2008, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. In addition, the bureau reported third-quarter employment services revenue rose 6.9% from the second quarter of 20...


NATHO takes issue with temp nurse report

December 10, 2009

The National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations responded to an article alleging unfit nurses were finding work through staffing firms. The article, by nonprofit journalism organization ProPublica, appeared in The Los Angeles Times. Here's the text of the letter to the editor of The...