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Link Staffing names new president

July 9, 2010

Link Staffing Services, a Houston-based staffing firm, named Frank Mastalski as its new president/chief operating officer effective July 4.

Mastalski previously served as chief operating officer. He is taking on the role of president as a result of the retirement of Ike Steele, who had served as president...

People: Ciber, Pinstripe, Judge, Korn/Ferry

July 9, 2010

Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR) promoted Bill Hazelton to senior VP of its custom solutions division. Hazelton previously served as regional VP for the firm's Northeast U.S. region. Ciber is a Greenwood Village CO-based information technology solutions and staffing firm.

Pinstripe Inc., a recruitment process...

Canada adds 93,000 jobs

July 9, 2010

Canada added approximately 93,000 jobs in June, and total employment rose to almost 17.2 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The nation's unemployment rate fell to 7.9% in June from 8.1% in May.

Full-time jobs added in June totaled 48,900 while the...

Jobless claims fall by 21,000

July 8, 2010

U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance fell to 454,000 in the week ended July 3, down by 21,000, or 4.4%, compared with the previous week's number, which was revised up by 3,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.

Economists had expected claims to fall by only 12,000, The Wall Street...

Kavaliro buys two SkillStorm offices

July 8, 2010

A new firm, Kavaliro Staffing Services, acquired the Orlando FL and Charlotte NC offices of SkillStorm in a deal that closed earlier this month.

The offices provide staffing in information technology, engineering, office/clerical and professional. All 125 current internal and external employees at...

Survey: 58% of Canadian managers to hire

July 8, 2010

Fifty-eight percent of Canadian hiring managers said they plan to add new employees in the second half of the year, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.

Information technology ranked as the top area for recruitment with 30% of hiring managers saying they are adding jobs in that area. It was followed...

Bankruptcy update: Medical Staffing Network

July 8, 2010

Medical Staffing Network Holdings (OTCBB: MSNW.PK), which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week, announced it received interim approvals to continue using an escrow account for its VMS payments and to continue serving its government prime contract accounts.

Medical Staffing Network announced...

SFN Group confidence index falls

July 7, 2010

SFN Group Inc.'s (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index fell 1.0 point in June to a reading of 51.6 as more workers became concerned about the state of the economy.

The number of U.S. workers who believe the economy is getting stronger fell by five percentage points in June to 24%, according to the...

Fortune gets market warning

July 7, 2010

Fortune Industries Inc. (AMEX: FFI), an Indianapolis-based professional employer organization, received warning it was out of compliance with market listing requirements from the NYSE Amex Company.

Fortune reported its audit committee no longer had two independent directors as required because one...

MISI acquires IT staffing firm

July 7, 2010

MISI Company bought Cue Data Services Inc., a New England-based information technology staffing firm.
Cue has offices in Boston, Portland ME and Toronto.

Cue's operations will take on the MISI name. Patrick Branagan, president of Cue, will remain with the company as senior VP.

Terms of the transaction...