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SeatonCorp names new chairman, CEO, director

October 30, 2009

SeatonCorp, a privately held staffing firm based in Chicago, announced that CEO Michael Miles became chairman of its board effective Thursday. Patrick Beharelle will take on the CEO role. Beharelle, who joined the company 18 months ago, formerly served as chief operating officer. In addition, th...


Resources buys PR and restructuring firms

October 30, 2009

Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) announced Thursday it is acquiring public relations firm Sitrick And Company Inc. and corporate restructuring advisory firm Brincko Associates Inc. Resources said adding the firms will help give it an entrée into the corporate restructuring and advisory mar...


Contract watch: System One

October 29, 2009

System One, a Pittsburgh PA-based staffing firm, announced a partnership with Utility Partners of America. Under the deal, Greenville SC-based Utility Partners will provide project management, logistics and technical support for the installation of "smart" meters. System One will serve as the re...


Comsys revenue dips over year, up sequentially

October 29, 2009

Comsys IT Partners Inc. (NASD: CITP) announced third-quarter revenue of $157.3 million, a decrease of 14.4% compared with the same period last year. But the Houston-based information technology staffing firm reported revenue rose 0.3% from the second quarter of 2009 -- the first sequential incre...


Spherion revenue slips 23%

October 29, 2009

Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN) reported third-quarter revenue fell 22.5% to $420.2 million from the year-ago quarter, but clerical and light industrial revenue rose sequentially. Third-quarter gross margin at the Fort Lauderdale FL-based staffing firm narrowed to 19.4% from 21.9%. Third-quarter reve...


MPS revenue falls 29%, sale on track

October 29, 2009

Third-quarter revenue at MPS Group Inc. (NYSE: MPS) fell 29.4% to $407.8 million from $577.5 million in the third quarter of last year. Third-quarter revenue fell 25% excluding the impact of foreign exchange. Compared with the second quarter, revenue was down 2%. The Jacksonville FL-based profes...


Office openings: S.i. Systems, QPS

October 29, 2009

S.i. Systems and QPS Employment Group announced the openings of new offices. S.i. Systems, a Calgary, Alberta-based information technology staffing firm, announced it opened new offices in Toronto and Mississauga, Ontario, over the past month. The company also plans to open two more offices in t...


Comsys revenue dips over year, up sequentially

October 29, 2009

Comsys IT Partners Inc. (NASD: CITP) announced third-quarter revenue of $157.3 million, a decrease of 14.4% compared with the same period last year. But the Houston-based information technology staffing firm reported revenue rose 0.3% from the second quarter of 2009 -- the first sequential incre...


GDP grows again, jobless claims fall

October 29, 2009

Real gross domestic product in the U.S. rose at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter after several quarters of decline, according to an advance estimate released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Also today, the U.S. Department of Labor reported the number of claims for unemployme...


Randstad announces diversity joint venture

October 29, 2009

Randstad announced a joint venture with Integrated Human Capital, an El Paso TX-based minority- and woman-owned staffing firm. The new joint venture is called Diversa. It will offer staffing, managed services and human resources consulting nationally and globally. Integrated's founder, Rosa Sant...