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Hallmark PEO now publicly traded

August 10, 2010

Hallmark Human Resources Inc. (OTCBB: GSPS.OB), a Granbury TX-based PEO, announced it is now a publicly held company.

The firm gained its publicly traded status as part of an acquisition by a publicly traded shell company called Great Spirits Inc. Hallmark will be the surviving company in the deal...

People in the news

August 10, 2010

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB) named James Harlan as CFO on Aug. 2, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Harlan had previously served as CFO at Spaan Tech Inc.

The Computer Merchant Ltd. hired Daniel Webster Jr. as senior VP to serve as key executive...

Contract watch: SourceRight Solutions

August 9, 2010

SourceRight Solutions announced today that Siemens renewed an MSP contract with Siemens Healthcare that also expands the scope of services provided to other Siemens business units for multiple years.

"SourceRight was chosen to help us consolidate and move our contingent labor procurement strategies...

Command Center revenue jumps 54%

August 9, 2010

Second-quarter revenue rose 53.6% at Command Center Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI.OB) to $19.0 million from $12.4 million in the year-ago quarter.

Gross margin at the Post Falls ID-based industrial staffing firm rose to 26.7% in the second quarter from 23.3% in the same period last year.

Command Center posted...

Arcadia's staffing revenue falls 22%

August 9, 2010

Arcadia Resources Inc. (AMEX: KAD) reported healthcare staffing revenue fell 22.0% to $3.9 million in its fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2010, compared with $5.0 million in the same period in the previous fiscal year.

The Indianapolis-based company also provides nonstaffing services including...

Employment trends index: Growth slows

August 9, 2010

The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index edged up to a reading of 97.0 in July from 96.7 in June.

"The growth rate of the employment trends index slowed sharply in the past three months, suggesting that employment growth will remain too weak to keep up with the increase in the working age...

SFN employee confidence index falls to 48.4

August 9, 2010

SFN Group Inc.'s (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index fell to a reading of 48.4 in July from 51.6 in June as more workers became concerned about the economy and job availability.

Fewer U.S. workers believed the economy was getting stronger -- 20% in July compared with 24% in June, according to the...

Impellam revenue rises 9%

August 6, 2010

Revenue rose 8.7% at Impellam Group PLC to GBP544.4 million (US$820.2 million) in the first six months of 2010 compared with the first half of last year.

Impellam reported U.S. staffing revenue of GBP86.3 million (US$130.0 million). Its U.S. staffing revenue rose 3.7% in the first half of the year...

Canada loses 9,300 jobs

August 6, 2010

Canada lost 9,300 jobs in July with total employment at 17.18 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada.

A loss in full-time jobs of 139,000 was partially offset by a gain of 129,700 part-time jobs.

The Canadian unemployment rate edged up to 8.0% in July...

Economic index improves, but concerns linger

August 6, 2010

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index improved after a plunge last month but concerns remain.

"After being essentially flat since late June following a two-month plunge, the [weekly leading index] has now risen to a six-week high, but a more sustained downturn in the [weekly...