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Manpower completes Comsys exchange offer

April 5, 2010

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) announced today the completion of its exchange offer for shares of Comsys IT Partners Inc. (NASD: CITP). Manpower said 89% of Comsys' outstanding shares were tendered by the deadline of midnight on April 2.

Comsys shareholders choosing a cash option will receive $9.81 plus...

CareerBuilder: 25% to add contract workers

April 2, 2010

A quarter of U.S. employers plan to hire contract workers in the second quarter to fill productivity gaps, according to a survey by CareerBuilder and USA Today. Thirteen percent said they are likely to ultimately hire these workers on permanent basis.

The survey also found that 23% of employers plan...

Titan Medical acquires RSI Medical Staffing

April 2, 2010

Titan Medical Group LLC, a healthcare staffing firm, acquired RSI Medical Staffing, an Omaha NE-based provider of travel nurse and allied healthcare staffing.

Terms of the transaction were not announced. The RSI business now operates under the Titan brand.

"Titan clients, both new and existing, now...

U.S. adds 40,200 temp jobs in March

April 2, 2010

U.S. temporary help payrolls rose by 40,200 jobs in March while total nonfarm payrolls increased by 162,000 jobs, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The U.S. unemployment rate was 9.7% for the third month in a row.

U.S. temporary help payrolls...

Blog: How many temp staffing firms are there?

April 2, 2010

A rough calculation shows 8,500 --probably the lowest number since the 1990s. Staffing Industry Analysts VP of Research Jon Osborne discusses the number in The Contingent Blog. To go to the full blog, click here.

Index: Economy to be 'resilient' in months ahead

April 2, 2010

An improvement in the U.S. economy will continue through the months ahead, according to the Economic Cycle Research Institute, which produces a weekly leading index.

"With the [weekly leading index] holding near January's all-time high, the ongoing U.S. economic revival will prove resilient in the months...

Report: Hospital hires 850 temps during strike

April 2, 2010

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Thursday that Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia has hired 850 temporary employees after nurses and allied healthcare workers went on strike earlier this week. The hospital used HealthSource Global Staffing, based in Fremont CA, for most of the hiring, according...

Corporate Resources announces staffing buy

April 1, 2010

Corporate Resources Services Inc. (OTCBB: ACBT.OB) announced it struck a deal to acquire certain operations of GT Systems Inc., including GT's clerical, information technology and administrative staffing operations.

The purchase price is approximately $3 million in cash, and the anticipated closing date...

New CEO joining Futurestep

April 1, 2010

Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) named Byrne Mulrooney as CEO of its Futurestep division.
Mulrooney previously served as president and chief operating officer of Flynn Transportation Services, a third-party logistics company. His other experience prior to Futurestep includes leading SFN Group's...

ZeroChaos revenue rises more than 12%

April 1, 2010

ZeroChaos, a privately held Orlando-based staffing firm, announced full-year 2009 revenue rose by 12% to more than $725 million.
"The challenging economy sharpened our focus at ZeroChaos as we aggressively pursued savings measures for clients in our core business and looked for new opportunities...