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AMN, founder settle differences

February 18, 2009

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS) and a group formed by company founder Steve Francis and wife Gayle Francis have resolved their differences, both sides announced Tuesday. The Francises agreed to stop their proxy effort to oust three board members, and Steve Francis will dismiss his litiga...


Canada charges IT firms in bid-rigging probe

February 18, 2009

Seven companies face criminal charges of bid rigging related to several information technology services contracts for the Canadian federal government, the Canadian Competition Bureau announced. The firms allegedly joined to illegally coordinate their bids to pump up prices. Six of the firms pro...


AccountAbilities revenue falls, to drop finance

February 18, 2009

AccountAbilities Inc.'s (OTCBB: ACBT.OB) revenue fell 4.4% to $17.4 million in its fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 31, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Manalapan NJ-based staffing company also reported it was exiting the finance and accounting staffing...


Temp firm operator sentenced to 70 months

February 18, 2009

A federal judge sentenced the operator of a Pennsylvania temporary employment agency that supplied illegal workers to 70 months in prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania reported. Jimmy Nguyen, who operated H&T Staffing, pleaded guilty Nov. 13, the office rep...


To market, or not to market?

February 17, 2009

Some staffing firms are cutting back on marketing during this tough economic time, but where will this leave them when the market turns around? Staffing Industry Analysts Senior Research Analyst Sona Sharma discusses this in The Contingent Blog. For the blog, click here.


Hudson revenue down 28.2%, posts loss

February 17, 2009

The Hudson Highland Group Inc. (NASD: HHGP) said today fourth-quarter revenue fell 28.2% year-over-year to $207.4 million. The professional staffing firm posted a net loss of $80.3 million, and reported goodwill and other impairment charges of $67.1 million. "Uncertainty about the future course...


Westaff revenue falls 33.5%

February 17, 2009

Revenue fell 33.5% at Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) during the fiscal fourth quarter ended Nov. 1, 2008, to $96.3 million, according to a filing last week with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Walnut Creek CA-based commercial staffing firm had recently announced it struck a deal to...


Westaff revenue falls 33.5%

February 17, 2009

Revenue fell 33.5% at Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) during the fiscal fourth quarter ended Nov. 1, 2008, to $96.3 million, according to a filing last week with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Walnut Creek CA-based commercial staffing firm had recently announced it struck a deal to be...


Manpower exec travels on Africa mission

February 17, 2009

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) said its president of corporate and government affairs, David Arkless, is traveling on a field mission to refugee settlements in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia this week. The plan is to better understand the plight of the refugees and how Manpower might be able to...


Manpower exec travels on Africa mission

February 17, 2009

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) said its president of corporate and government affairs, David Arkless, is traveling on a field mission to refugee settlements in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia this week. The plan is to better understand the plight of the refugees and how Manpower might be able t...