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The Judge Group names new president

January 12, 2010

The Judge Group, a Philadelphia-based staffing firm, named Gary Morris as president of the company. Morris previously served as executive VP, and he has served on Judge's executive team since joining the company in 2005. "Gary will play an instrumental part in helping the company reach our billi...


Openings, hires, separations fall in November

January 12, 2010

U.S. job openings fell by 27.1% on a year-over-year basis in November to approximately 2.4 million, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate fell to 1.8% in November from 2.4% a year earlier. The number of hires edged down 1.2% in November...


Staffing firms among 750 sued in ECG bankruptcy

January 12, 2010

Some 750 lawsuits have been filed against staffing firms and others over outstanding claims in the bankruptcy case of defunct vendor management system provider Ensemble Chimes Global, according to the bankruptcy trustee. The deadline for filing the suits was Jan. 8. The 750 lawsuits stem from "i...


General Employment revenue down 33%

January 11, 2010

Revenue at General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB) fell 33.1% on a year-over-year basis to $2.5 million in the company's fiscal fourth quarter ended Sept. 30, 2009, amid a decline in permanent placement revenue. Fourth-quarter permanent placement revenue fell 65.7% to $668,000 from $1.9...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

January 11, 2010

The Daily News represents a small portion of the information and research Staffing Industry Analysts provides. The latest research out today for corporate members discusses economic indicators. BRIEFING - Economic indicators update *Generally, economic indicators suggest recovery *Employment rec...


Employment trends index rises

January 11, 2010

The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index rose 1.7% in December from November to a reading of 91.8 raising the likelihood of job growth in the first quarter. "Given the sharp and widespread improvement in the employment trends index in recent months, it is very likely that we will see...


ZeroChaos buys background-checking firm

January 11, 2010

ZeroChaos, an Orlando-based staffing firm, announced it acquired Checkpast, a Dallas-based employment screening company. Terms of the transaction were not announced. Checkpast's services include identity, criminal and financial background checks as well as drug testing. The company will operate...


TSR revenue falls 19%

January 11, 2010

TSR Inc. (NASD: TSRI), Hauppauge NY-based information technology staffing firm, reported a 19.0% year-over-year decline in revenue to $9.3 million in its fiscal second quarter ended Nov. 30, 2009. The company said revenue fell as the number of consultants on billing with customers decreased to 2...


SHRM report sees moderate hiring increase

January 11, 2010

Manufacturing and service-sector companies plan to increase hiring in January compared with a year ago, but at lower levels than the same month in 2008, according to the leading indicators of employment report released Friday by the Society for Human Resource Management. A survey for the report...


VMS files bankruptcy, plans sale

January 11, 2010

Symbio Solutions, which operates a healthcare vendor management system, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week. CEO Rodney Shifflette said the filing was made to facilitate a sale of the company. Proceeds from the sale will go to creditors, Shifflette said. "Our intent is to do as...