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Minnesota Attorney General sues staffing firm

October 19, 2009

The Minnesota Attorney General announced a lawsuit against The Arthur Group and its owner and CEO, Barry Trimble, alleging the staffing firm violated the state's consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices laws. The Arthur Group charged job hunters up to $4,500, but didn't deliver on promises a...


European Commission OKs Spring buy

October 16, 2009

The European Commission approved Adecco SA's acquisition of British staffing firm Spring Group PLC, saying the merger wouldn't harm competition in the European Economic Area. Spring had sales of GBP516.5 million (US$747.9 million) in 2008, including North American revenue of GBP54.1 million (US$...


European Commission OKs Spring buy

October 16, 2009

The European Commission approved Adecco SA's acquisition of British staffing firm Spring Group PLC, saying the merger wouldn't harm competition in the European Economic Area. Spring had sales of GBP516.5 million (US$747.9 million) in 2008, including North American revenue of GBP54.1 million (US$...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

October 16, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. To access the research, please go to www.staffingindustry.com. Staffing Industry Report, Oct. 2009, Vol. XX, No. 10 Full PDF *List of diversity staffing firms *Staffing revenue set to contract 26% in 2009 *Industry internal employment...


Senate Finance Committee OKs healthcare bill

October 16, 2009

The Senate Finance Committee approved its version of healthcare reform legislation on Tuesday. Its proposal would require some employers who don't provide health insurance to pay. However, any healthcare reform proposal remains a long way from becoming law, and the American Staffing Association...


Manhattan receives highest pay

October 16, 2009

New York County, which includes the New York City borough of Manhattan, posted the highest average weekly wage of all U.S. counties in the first quarter of 2009 at $2,149, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. San Mateo County CA ranked second at $1,786. The county with the lowest...


Survey participants to receive staffing report

October 16, 2009

Receive a complimentary 30-plus page report on the current pulse of the U.S. staffing industry for participating in a 10-minute survey. If you offer temporary staffing, direct hire, retained search, temp-to-hire, professional employer organization/staff leasing, or outplacement in the U.S., you...


IT organizations cut contractor use

October 16, 2009

Information technology organizations cut the number of contractors used by 12% in 2009 from 2008 but held on to internal staff, according to an analysis by the CIO Executive Board, part of the Corporate Executive Board. In 2010, IT budgets are slated to remain flat, according to the analysis, wh...


Manhattan receives highest pay

October 16, 2009

New York County, which includes the New York City borough of Manhattan, posted the highest average weekly wage of all U.S. counties in the first quarter of 2009 at $2,149, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. San Mateo County CA ranked second at $1,786. The county with the lowest...


Nurses in Partnership buys Spokane firm

October 15, 2009

Nurses in Partnership Inc., an Agoura Hills CA-based healthcare staffing firm, announced it acquired TechGroup Inc., an allied healthcare staffing firm based in Spokane WA. The deal closed Oct. 8. Terms of the transaction were not announced. TechGroup's founder, Royce Drye, is returning to head...