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Beige Book: Staffing firms say hiring is up

January 14, 2010

Hiring through staffing firms was reported to be up in several Federal Reserve districts, according to the Federal Reserve Beige Book released Wednesday. Those districts reporting increases included New York, Cleveland, Chicago and Dallas, according to the report. The greatest demand was in offi...


Agile-1 announces new president

January 14, 2010

Agile-1 named Peter Carvalho as president effective Jan. 1. Carvalho previously served as chief operating officer. Agile-1 provides managed service provider services and a vendor management system as well as 1099 validation and payrolling services. Carvalho's staffing industry experience outside...


Deadline approaches for Pulse survey

January 14, 2010

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TeamStaff revenue falls 43%

January 14, 2010

TeamStaff Inc. (NASD: TSTF) reported revenue fell 43.3% on a year-over-year basis to $11.2 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Sept. 30. The Somerset NJ-based company said decreased personnel requirements and overtime restrictions at some government sites cut into revenue. In addition, th...


Kforce promotes executive

January 14, 2010

Kforce Inc. (NASD: KFRC) appointed Michael Blackman as chief corporate development officer. Blackman has served as senior VP of investor relations at the Tampa FL-based professional staffing firm since 2000. He joined the company in 1992.


Jobless claims rise by 11,000

January 14, 2010

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended Jan. 9 rose by 11,000, or 2.5%, to 444,000 from the previous week's revised number of 433,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. However, the four-week moving average of claims for the week ended Jan. 9 fe...


Manhattan has highest weekly pay at $1,520

January 13, 2010

New York County, which includes the New York City borough of Manhattan, reported the highest average weekly wage of all large U.S. counties in the second quarter of 2009 at $1,520, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Santa Clara County CA posted the second-highest at $1,449. Horr...


People: JFC, SourceRight, TSR, Heidrick

January 13, 2010

The JFC Staffing Companies announced several senior management title changes. SourceRight Solutions' president is elected to the Human Resources Outsourcing Association board. TSR Inc. (NASD: TSRI) board member resigns. Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) names global life scien...


AMN announces rebranding

January 13, 2010

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm, announced it's launching a new corporate brand identity, which includes a new logo. "This is the first time that AMN has undergone an extensive companywide branding process since the company was founded 25 year...


Clarification: Ensemble Chimes Global

January 13, 2010

A story regarding 750 lawsuits filed in the Ensemble Chimes Global case should have mentioned that the suits were filed in both the ECG and Axium International Inc. bankruptcy cases -- not just ECG. Axium, which also provided payroll services to the entertainment industry, was the parent company...