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Staffing index rises 4% in April

April 27, 2010

The American Staffing Association's staffing index rose to a reading of 86 in April, up 4% from a reading of 83 in March.

The index is up 19% from April 2009.

The index measures changes in the number of temporary and contract workers, both weekly and monthly. The monthly measure is taken from the week...

Consumer confidence up, jobs outlook improves

April 27, 2010

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index rose to a reading of 57.9 in April -- its highest in about a year and a half -- from 52.3 in March (1985=100).

Consumers saying jobs are "hard to get" fell to 45.0% in April from 46.3% in March, according to the survey for the consumer confidence index....

Heidrick revenue rises 28%

April 27, 2010

First-quarter net revenue at Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) rose 27.5% on a year-over-year basis to $113.7 million. The Chicago-based executive search firm said it got a boost from its financial services business.

"The financial services practice was the first to show a significant...

Largest, fastest-growing firm survey ongoing

April 27, 2010

The annual survey to determine the lists of fastest-growing, largest and diversity staffing firms continues this week. The lists are also known as "the buyers' shopping lists" because they are distributed to firms that use staffing services.

Staffing Industry Analysts compiles and publishes lists of...

Two accused of sending out illegal temps

April 27, 2010

Two Illinois men face charges of unlawfully hiring dozens of illegal aliens to send out as temporary workers, the U.S. Department of Justice for the Northern District of Illinois reported.

Clinton Roy Perkins was the president of Anna II Inc. and Can Do It Inc., both located in Bensenville IL, according...

People: New hires, appointments

April 26, 2010

Jackson & Coker, a physician staffing firm, named Gary Belancik as VP of primary care. Jackson & Coker is an Alpharetta GA-based physician recruitment firm.

The National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations announced Melissa Byington was named to its board of directors. Byington is VP at the CompHealth...

Economists: Economy, jobs picture are improving

April 26, 2010

Business conditions improved and the jobs outlook is getting better over the next six months, according to the National Association for Business Economics' April industry survey released today.

The survey included responses from 68 NABE members, and was taken between March 25 and April 10. NABE is a...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

April 26, 2010

The Daily News is just a small part of what Staffing Industry Analysts produces. New research available for corporate members includes a report on which staffing firms are hiring (and firing), staffing company spending plans, the best and worst U.S. metro job markets, historical staffing growth trends,...

Healthcare reform gets closer look

April 26, 2010

The impact of healthcare reform legislation gets a closer look in the April issue of the Legs & Reg Advisor. Attorneys for the Littler Mendelson law firm look at the effects of reform on staffing firms and buyers.

A full table of contents for the April Legs & Reg Advisor includes:

*President Obama signs...

M+W buys technical staffing provider

April 23, 2010

M+W Group announced its M+W Americas Inc. subsidiary acquired NSTAR Global Services, a Clayton NC-based firm that provides staffing of technicians and engineers.

Most of NSTAR's clients are process equipment manufacturers who bring in NSTAR staff for installation and maintenance technician skills, according...