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South Africa jobs up with 90,000 temp boost

September 15, 2010

Employment in South Africa got a boost in August as more than 90,000 additional temporary and contractor workers were put to use during a countrywide public service strike, according to Adcorp, a South Africa-based staffing firm.

"Most of these workers (62.5%) were employed through temporary employment...

Reliant Healthcare Professionals names CEO

September 15, 2010

Reliant Healthcare Professionals Inc. named Kay Cowling as its new CEO. Reliant, based in Greenwood Village CO, operates as Fastaff Travel Nursing and U.S. Nursing Corporation. It ranked No. 20 on Staffing Industry Analysts' 2010 list of largest U.S. healthcare staffing firms.

Cowling comes to Reliant...

Broadlane to be acquired by MedAssets

September 15, 2010

Broadlane Inc., a Dallas-based firm that provides a VMS to the healthcare industry, struck a deal to be acquired by MedAssets Inc. (NASD: MDAS) for $850 million in cash.

The companies announced the agreement Tuesday, and the deal should close within 60 to 90 days pending regulatory approval.


People: AMN, Heidrick, StormStaff

September 14, 2010

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS) appointed Wyche Walton and Martin Chavez to its board of directors as part of its deal to acquire Medfinders, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Chavez is a managing director at Goldman, Sachs & Co. while Walton is a managing...

Talent Alliance changing name

September 14, 2010

Talent Alliance Inc. (OTCBB: TLAN.PK), a provider of staffing and other services, is changing its name to Hire International Inc. effective Sept. 23.

The Austin TX-based company operates in the U.S. and China. It posted revenue of $8.8 million in 2009 including almost $7.9 million in employee leasing...

Workers stay at firms for median 4.4 years

September 14, 2010

The median number of years that wage and salary workers had been with their current employers was 4.4 as of January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The employee tenure measure, which is released every two years, was last recorded at 4.1 years in 2008.

The increase reflects, in...

Contract watch: PeopleScout

September 14, 2010

PeopleScout announced it signed a deal to provide recruitment process outsourcing services to United Road, a Romulus MI-based logistics firm that transports cars, trucks and other vehicles. United Road transports more than 1.8 million vehicles each year, according to the company's Web site.


National Staffing Employee Week this week

September 13, 2010

This week is National Staffing Employee Week, the American Staffing Association announced. In addition, it named Debby Johnson as national staffing employee of the year.

Johnson is a certified public accountant who works under the Parker & Lunch Consulting division of Accounting Principals.

MDT buys 37th largest staffing firm

September 13, 2010

MDT Personnel LLC, based in Doylestown PA, acquired the operations of AbleHQ, including industrial staffing provider Able Body Labor. AbleHQ ranked No. 37 on Staffing Industry Analysts list of largest U.S. staffing firms.

The transaction took effect Sept. 1. Terms of the deal were not announced.


Travel Nurse Solutions names president

September 13, 2010

Travel Nurse Solutions, a Birmingham AL-based healthcare staffing firm, named Greg Sanchez as president.

Sanchez has 20 years of experience in healthcare operations and recruiting.

"Greg brings with him a wealth of experience in nurse staffing and an exemplary track record of leadership and success...