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Firms buy Eagle Hospital Physicians

September 13, 2010

Eagle Hospital Physicians, an Atlanta-based provider of hospitalist contract services, telemedicine, physician recruitment and locum tenens, was acquired by private equity firms Highlander Partners LP and Flexpoint Ford along with Health Enterprise Partners.

Terms were not disclosed.

Eagle also named...

Office openings: Nesco, Harvey Nash, Safari

September 10, 2010

Nesco Resource opened new offices in Phoenix and Sacramento CA for engineering and IT services. It also opened a new office in Columbus OH to provide clerical/light industrial staffing. Nesco is a Cleveland-based staffing and consulting firm.

Harvey Nash, an IT staffing and outsourcing firm, announced...

Canada adds 35,800 jobs in August

September 10, 2010

Canada gained 35,800 jobs in August for a total of approximately 17.22 million jobs but the unemployment rate edged up to 8.1% from 8.0% in July as more people entered the workforce, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada.

Full-time jobs rose by 79,900 in August,...

People: U.S. Legal, Select Family of Companies

September 10, 2010

U.S. Legal Support Inc., a Houston-based firm that provides legal staffing and other services, named Steven Drexel as CFO. Drexel had served as president and CEO of CSG Holdings, a subsidiary of Impellam Group PLC that included Corestaff. Drexel left Impellam in January 2009. Immediately prior to joining...

New research now online

September 10, 2010

A report on the latest U.S. economic trends and an update on growth in the marketing/creative staffing segment are among the latest research available to corporate members of Staffing Industry Analysts.

INSIGHT - September Update: U.S. Economic Indicators & Projections
*Stabilizing economic indicators...

Pulse survey opens

September 9, 2010

Check your staffing firm's pulse by completing Staffing Industry Analysts' monthly pulse survey. Respondents receive a 30-page report to help benchmark their firm. Participation is confidential and free.

Please complete the online survey by September 23. To go to the survey, click here.

Beige Book: Temp demand on 'upward trend'

September 9, 2010

Demand for temporary staffing "remained on an upward trend" from mid-July through the end of August, according to the Federal Reserve Beige Book report released Wednesday.

Federal Reserve Districts in Boston, Philadelphia, Richmond VA and Minneapolis noted increases in temporary staffing. However,...

Contract watch: Cirrus Allied, PeopleScout

September 9, 2010

Cirrus Allied announced it will be the exclusive source of allied health and therapy contractors for North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. It will provide the personnel on a travel and per diem basis. North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System operates 15 hospitals in the New York and Long...

Finance/accounting hiring to edge up in Q4

September 9, 2010

Finance/accounting hiring will edge up in the fourth quarter, according to the Robert Half financial hiring index released today by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).

The index's survey of CFOs found that 8% plan to hire full-time accounting and finance employees during the fourth quarter...

Korn/Ferry revenue rises 50%

September 9, 2010

Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) reported today that fee revenue rose to $175.1 million in its fiscal first quarter ended July 31, up 49.9% from the year-ago quarter. On a constant currency basis, fee revenue rose 51%.

North America fee revenue, which does not include Futurestep, rose 62.7%...