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Senate health bill includes ASA amendment

December 28, 2009

The healthcare reform bill approved by the U.S. Senate Thursday includes an amendment championed by the American Staffing Association that helps define how mandated fees for employers would be calculated. "We consider it a fairly significant clarification; it should mitigate the cost of this to...


Senate health bill includes ASA amendment

December 28, 2009

The healthcare reform bill approved by the U.S. Senate Thursday includes an amendment championed by the American Staffing Association that helps define how mandated fees for employers would be calculated. "We consider it a fairly significant clarification; it should mitigate the cost of this to...


Office Openings: Nesco Resource

December 28, 2009

Nesco Resource announced it's opening two new branch offices for its Nesco Engineering and IT division. One new office is in Houston, and the other is in Columbus OH. "The Houston market is well known as a top 5 USA market for engineering staffing services, and has a stable industry base support...


Office Openings: Nesco Resource

December 28, 2009

Nesco Resource announced it's opening two new branch offices for its Nesco Engineering and IT division. One new office is in Houston, and the other is in Columbus OH. "The Houston market is well known as a top 5 USA market for engineering staffing services, and has a stable industry base support...


Ex-staffing execs agree to settle SEC suit

December 28, 2009

Former executives from defunct healthcare staffing firm World Health Alternatives have agreed to settle a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the agency announced on Wednesday. World Health Alternatives was based in Pittsburgh. It filed for bankruptcy in early 2006 and sold i...


Jobless claims fall 5.8%

December 28, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended Dec. 19 fell by 28,000, or 5.8%, to 452,000 from the previous week's number of 480,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday. The four-week moving average of claims for the week ended Dec. 19 fell by 2,750,...


Firm acquires Clearview Staffing Software

December 23, 2009

Clearview Staffing Software was acquired by API Healthcare. Clearview's technology provides healthcare staffing firms with automated recruiting, onboarding, licensing, credentialing, scheduling, managing and paying of medical professionals. Clearview will continue to operate out of its Dallas of...


No Daily News Thursday and Friday

December 23, 2009

The Contingent Workforce Strategies Daily News will not be published Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25, because of the Christmas holidays. Look for your next issue on Monday, Dec. 28.


U.S. mass layoffs drop 23.0% in November

December 23, 2009

The number of mass layoffs in November fell 23.0% compared with the same month last year on a seasonally adjusted basis, and related jobless claims fell 26.7%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. In November, there were 1,797 mass layoff actions compared with 2,333 in November....


No Daily News Thursday and Friday

December 23, 2009

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25, because of the Christmas holidays. Look for your next issue on Monday, Dec. 28.