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Adecco survey: Workers eye new jobs

April 20, 2010

U.S. workers are beginning to think about changing jobs -- particularly Generation Y workers, according to a survey released by Adecco Group North America.

The survey found that 30% of Gen-Y workers plan to seek a new job in 2010 compared to 14% at the end of 2008.

In addition, it found that 51% of...

Temp revenue to grow 8% in 2010 and 2011

April 19, 2010

Temporary staffing revenue will grow 8% in both 2010 and 2011, according to the latest staffing industry forecast released by Staffing Industry Analysts for corporate members. The previous forecast for 2010 called for revenue growth of 7%; the 2011 forecast is new.

INSIGHT - Staffing industry forecast:...

Office openings: CTS, QPS, Computer Merchant

April 19, 2010

CTS International Inc. and QPS announced new offices. The Computer Merchant Ltd. expanded its federal market headquarters.

CTS International Inc., a Seattle-based recruiting firm that works with Boeing Co., announced it opened a new office in North Charleston SC. The company said it will support hiring...

Partnerships: IQNavigator and Allegis

April 19, 2010

IQNavigator Inc., a vendor management system operator, announced a strategic partnership with Allegis Group Services, which provides managed service provider, recruitment process outsourcing and consulting services.

"We believe the time has come for managed service providers and vendor management systems...

On Assignment buys The Cambridge Group

April 19, 2010

On Assignment Inc. (NASD: ASGN) acquired The Cambridge Group Ltd., a Westport CT-based physician, clinical/scientific and information technology staffing firm.

Terms of the deal include $5.5 million in cash and a two-year earn-out provision.

On Assignment President and CEO Peter Dameris said the acquisition...

Last chance to check your pulse

April 19, 2010

The Pulse Survey -- a monthly opportunity to benchmark your staffing firm's performance -- will close at 11 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday.

To receive the 30-page report on the survey's findings, staffing firms' must participate in the survey. Those participating will also be entered into a raffle for...

Only one state posts notable dip in jobless rate

April 16, 2010

Massachusetts was the only state in March to record a significant over-the-month decrease in its unemployment rate, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Massachusetts' jobless rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 9.3%.

Massachusetts' dip was the largest among states, but the District of...

Nebraska OKs misclassification law

April 16, 2010

Nebraska legislation that cracks down on employee misclassification was signed into law this week by the state's governor.

The Omaha World-Herald reported the new law takes aim at employers in the construction and delivery businesses that misclassify workers, and would fine employers $500 per day for...

SeatonCorp says Q1 revenue up 26%

April 16, 2010

SeatonCorp reported today that first-quarter revenue rose 26% year-over-year on an organic basis.

The company said 50 new client signings and other client expansions drove the growth.

"We believe SeatonCorp's strong Q1 results were largely due to our heavy focus on delivering outstanding service to...

People: Ciber, Arcus

April 16, 2010

Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR), a Greenwood Village CO-based information technology solutions and staffing firm, named Cyndie Henrichs as VP and area director of its federal civilian technology solutions business unit. Henrichs previously ran a consulting business aimed at helping firms sell products and services...