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New federal bill targets misclassification

April 23, 2010

A new federal bill to get tough on companies that misclassify employees as independent contractors was introduced Thursday by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, and U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-CA.

The "Employee Misclassification and Prevention Act" would require employers to keep records on the status of...

List blog: You want fast?

April 23, 2010

Fastest car? The SSC Ultimate Aero. Fastest land animal? The cheetah. Fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms? Staffing Industry Report Senior Editor Craig Johnson writes about the 2010 list of fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

TrueBlue revenue up 7%, gets Boeing boost

April 22, 2010

TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) reported Wednesday that first-quarter revenue rose 6.9% on a year-over-year basis to $239.9 million.

"The improvement in revenue trends was widespread across nearly every geography and industry we serve, outside of construction," CEO Steve Cooper said in a conference call with...

Strategic Staffing Solutions appoints CFO

April 22, 2010

Strategic Staffing Solutions Inc, a Detroit-based provider of information technology staffing, named Edward Mannino as its CFO effective immediately.

Mannino replaces Paul Huxley, who is retiring after 18 years as CFO of Strategic Staffing. Huxley will continue with the company on a part-time basis...

Advantage Resourcing names president and VP

April 22, 2010

Advantage Resourcing, the world's seventh-largest staffing firm, named Ralph Peterson as president of its Advantage Staffing division and Mark Marheineke as executive VP for global operations.

Peterson will oversee administrative, clerical and light industrial staffing operations. Peterson has more...

Canadian staffing index rises 3%

April 22, 2010

The Canadian staffing index rose 3% in February compared with January, the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services reported today.

Although the index remains 29% below its July 2008 benchmark reading, it has increased 8% from its low in May 2009, according to ACSESS.


Jobless claims fall by 24,000

April 22, 2010

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended April 17 fell by 24,000, or 5.0%, to 456,000 from the previous week's revised figure, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.

Last week's number was revised down to 480,000 from 484,000.

The four-week moving average...

Blog: Lists do matter

April 21, 2010

The "buyer shopping lists" can be a way for staffing firms to get noticed, SI Review Managing Editor Jeff Reeder writes in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

Manpower Q1 revenue rises 13%

April 21, 2010

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), one of the world's largest staffing firms, reported first-quarter revenue rose 12.5% to $4.10 billion from the year-ago quarter -- up 5.1% in constant currency.

Milwaukee-based Manpower beat analysts' revenue estimate of $3.97 billion, according to Yahoo.com.

U.S. revenue...

Peopleclick Authoria names CEO

April 21, 2010

Peopleclick Authoria, a provider of a vendor management system and other products, named Joseph Licata Jr. as its CEO and president.

Licata has more the 25 years of experience in the technology sectors. He previously served as president and CEO of SER Solutions, and he has held management roles at Siemens...