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Survey Recession hits boss relationships

October 13, 2010


Forty-five percent of U.S. workers said the recession impacted the relationship with their boss, according to a survey by Spherion Staffing Services, a division of SFN Group Inc. (NYSE: SFN). Among those who said the recession impacted their relationship, 74% said it weakened the relationship with...


Indecon acquiring SkilGroup

October 13, 2010


Indecon Solutions is acquiring SkilGroup Inc., a Schaumburg IL-based firm that provides information technology staffing and other IT services. Terms of the transaction were not announced.

SkilGroup, founded in 1999, will operate as Indecon. SkilGroup founder John Dreyer is presently current chairman...


Survey: Health plan costs to rise

October 13, 2010


Costs for employer-provided healthcare benefits will rise by more than 10% in 2011, according to a survey of more than 120 insurers and administrators by Buck Consultants, a division of the Xerox Company.

Preferred provider organization costs are expected to rise by 11.6%, point-of-service plans costs...


CIETT lauds Nobel Prize winners

October 13, 2010


The International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (CIETT) today lauded the awarding of this year's Nobel Prize for Economics to three economists who developed a theory that helps explain why many people can remain unemployed despite a large number of job vacancies.

The prize was awarded...


People: Volt, Roth

October 12, 2010


Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE: VOL) promotes executive to managing director with responsibility for staffing operations in Europe and Southeast Asia. Roth Staffing Companies LP announces expanded role for senior VP.

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE: VOL) promoted Richard Herring to managing...


Index: U.S. job losses may return

October 12, 2010


Continued slow job growth remains the most likely trend, but chances of job losses are increasing, according to a reading of The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index released today.

The index edged down in September to a reading of 97.0 from August's revised level of 97.3. September's reading...


Pasona first-quarter revenue falls 6%

October 12, 2010


Pasona Group Inc., a Tokyo-based staffing firm, reported revenue fell 5.5% on a year-over-year basis to 44.57 billion yen (US$525.4 million) in its fiscal first quarter ended Aug. 31, 2010.

The company reported that demand by businesses to increase efficiency helped increase orders for temporary staffing....


Blog: What I recently learned

October 12, 2010


Ten facts about social media marketing for staffing firms are presented by Hinda Chalew, Staffing Industry Analysts' senior VP of marketing and interactive services. For the full blog, click here.


 


Staffing firm owner gets two years in prison

October 11, 2010


The former owner of a Providence RI-based staffing firm was sentenced Thursday to 24 months in prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Rhode Island reported.

Cheang Chea, owner of S&P Temporary Help Service Inc., under-reported wages and failed to pay millions in federal withholding,...


Lodging per diem rates fall in many locales

October 11, 2010


Lodging per diem rates set by the U.S. General Services Administration are being revised down in numerous locations for the new federal fiscal year that began Oct. 1. The new rates could impact travel nurse staffing firms and others with employees that travel.

"The important thing is that the lodging...