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AMN to buy Medfinders in $220 million deal

July 29, 2010

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS) struck a deal to acquire Nursefinders Inc., the parent company of Medfinders.

Medfinders ranked as the seventh-largest healthcare staffing firm, according to Staffing Industry Analysts' new 2010 list of largest U.S. healthcare staffing firms. AMN ranked as the...

SFN Group revenue up 26%

July 29, 2010

Second-quarter revenue at SFN Group Inc. (NYSE: SFN) rose 25.6% from the year-ago quarter to $514.0 million.

Revenue in the Fort Lauderdale FL-based staffing company's professional services unit rose 36.7% to $250.1 million with a boost from its acquisition in the first quarter of Tatum LLC. Tatum...

Jobless claims fall by 11,000

July 29, 2010

U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 11,000, or 2.4%, to 457,000 in the week ended July 24, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Still, claims remain above 400,000 per week; a level which can indicate declines in employment, according...

AMN: Q2 revenue dips, but recovery cited

July 29, 2010

Second-quarter revenue fell 25.0% on a year-over-year basis at AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), but President and CEO Susan Nowakowski said there appears a modest recovery taking place.

"The industry appears to be entering a modest recovery phase with second-quarter consolidated revenues growing...

CDI revenue rises 2%

July 29, 2010

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) reported second-quarter revenue rose 1.7% on a year-over-year basis to $219.0 million.

"We continued to see signs of a recovery consistent with patterns observed since the fourth quarter of 2009," President and CEO Roger Ballou said.

The Philadelphia-based company's Management...

EEOC: Cleveland temp firm to pay $650,000

July 28, 2010

A Cleveland-based temporary staffing firm will pay $650,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Tuesday.

The firm, Area Temps, allegedly assigned or declined job applicants by race, sex, Hispanic origin and age, according...

Mastech revenue down 4%

July 28, 2010

Mastech Holdings Inc. (AMEX: MHH), a Pittsburgh-based IT and healthcare staffing firm, reported second-quarter revenue fell 4.3% on year-over-year basis but gross margin improved.

The company posted second-quarter revenue of $16.9 million compared with $17.7 million in the same period last year.


CTG second-quarter revenue up 22%

July 28, 2010

Computer Task Group Inc. (NASD: CTGX) reported second-quarter revenue of $81.1 million, up 21.9% from the year-ago quarter. The Buffalo NY-based IT staffing and services firm said demand for staff and electronic medical records projects fueled the growth.

Computer Task Group's information technology...

Barrett revenue up 18%

July 28, 2010

Barrett Business Services Inc. (NASD: BBSI), a Vancouver WA-based temporary staffing firm and PEO, reported second-quarter revenue rose to $67.4 million, up 17.8% from the year-ago quarter.

Second-quarter staffing division revenue rose 14.2% to $32.0 million. Professional employer organization fee...

Las Vegas keeps highest jobless rate

July 28, 2010

Las Vegas' unemployment rate of 14.5% in June was the highest among U.S. metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. It was the second month in a row Las Vegas posted the highest jobless rate.

The Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area...