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Merritt Hawkins: Psychiatrists in demand

July 2, 2010

Demand for psychiatrists is growing faster than for other medical specialties, according to Merritt Hawkins, the physician search division of AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS).

The company noted 179 requests for psychiatrists between April 1, 2009, and March 31, 2010 -- up 47% from the previous...

Monster index rises for fifth month

July 1, 2010

The Monster Worldwide Inc. employment index of online job demand rose seven points in June -- its fifth consecutive month of increases -- to a reading of 141 from May's reading of 134.

Monster's index rose 24 points in June on a year-over-year basis -- its highest annual growth rate since September...

CareerBuilder survey: 21% of employers to hire

July 1, 2010

Twenty-one percent of employers plan to add full-time staff in the upcoming third quarter compared with 18% who said they hired staff in the third quarter of 2009, according to the quarterly job forecast survey from CareerBuilder and USA Today.

Eight percent expect to cut staff in the third quarter...

Ciber names tech veteran as new CEO

July 1, 2010

Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR), the Greenwood Village CO-based IT solutions and staffing firm, announced Dave Peterschmidt as its new CEO.

Former CEO Mac Slingerlend announced in April he was retiring. Executive VP and CFO Peter Cheesbrough filled the role on an interim basis.

Peterschmidt previously served...

Index: U.S. manufacturing growth slows

July 1, 2010

Growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector slowed in June, according to the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing purchasing managers' index released today.

June's index reading of 56.2 represents further slowing from the index's 12-month high of 60.4 in April.

Any reading above 50 indicates...

ADP announces deal to buy Workscape

July 1, 2010

Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASD: ADP) announced it struck a deal to acquire Workscape Inc., a privately held firm that provides Web-based benefits administration and human resource management software.

Terms of the transaction were not announced. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter....

U.S. jobless claims rise by 13,000

July 1, 2010

U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 13,000, or 2.8%, to 472,000 in the week ended June 26 compared with the previous week, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.

The number of initial claims from the previous week was also revised upward to 459,000 from the first report of...

Blog: Gold in IT niches?

July 1, 2010

Staffing Industry Analysts released its list of fastest-growing staffing firms and a majority of the firms are in IT. VP of Research Jon Osborne comments more about this trend in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

People: Adecco RPO, Tatum, Pinstripe

June 30, 2010

Adecco RPO, a recruitment process outsourcing division of Adecco SA, announced that Lydia Wilson will serve as senior VP of business development, Kim Davis as senior VP of program management, Mir Ali as VP of information technology, Elaine Nicol as VP of implementation and consulting, and Erica Blake...

Firm pushes back bankruptcy filing

June 30, 2010

Medical Staffing Network Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MSNW.PK) said it now expects to file its previously announced bankruptcy on July 2 and reported a third amendment to its forbearance agreement with lenders, according to a filing on Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company had...