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New CEO joining Futurestep

April 1, 2010

Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) named Byrne Mulrooney as CEO of its Futurestep division.

Mulrooney previously served as president and chief operating officer of Flynn Transportation Services, a third-party logistics company. His other experience prior to Futurestep includes leading SFN Group's...

Corporate Resources announces staffing buy

April 1, 2010

Corporate Resources Services Inc. (OTCBB: ACBT.OB) announced it struck a deal to acquire certain operations of GT Systems Inc., including GT's clerical, information technology and administrative staffing operations.

The purchase price is approximately $3 million in cash, and the anticipated closing...

Blog: Last pitch for cafeteria-style benefits

April 1, 2010

Cafeteria-style benefits might make sense for staffing firms now that healthcare reform has passed, Staffing Industry Analysts VP of Research Jon Osborne writes in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

Resources Connection revenue down 20%

April 1, 2010

Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) reported revenue fell 19.7% to $125.3 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Feb. 27 compared with the same period a year ago. Third-quarter revenue rose 3.1% compared with the second quarter.

The Irvine CA-based firm said its U.S. revenue fell 15.0% on a year-over-year...

People: Harvey Nash, Sanford Rose

April 1, 2010

Harvey Nash USA, an information technology services and staffing firm, promoted Andy Bookless to director, government services. Bookless will relocate to Washington DC from London to open a new office and head up services for the federal and state government markets. Bookless previously managed the...

Temp firm operator pleads guilty to bribes

April 1, 2010

A Philadelphia temporary employment agency operator pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribing a senior investigator with the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey reported.

The temporary firm operator, Thuan Nguyen, 38, of Philadelphia,...

Office openings: CHG, Harvey Nash USA

March 31, 2010

CHG Healthcare Services, a healthcare staffing firm, opened a new learning center at its Salt Lake City headquarters with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on hand for a ribbon cutting. The 3,000-square-foot learning center will provide sales and leadership training for CHG's 1,100 internal employees and also...

Blog: My moral quandary

March 31, 2010

One of the highest bang-to-buck marketing tactics for staffing firms is Web site development, according to a recent survey of staffing firms. The second is the subject of a moral quandary, Staffing Industry Analysts VP of Research Jon Osborne writes in The Contingent Blog. For the full block click here...

Online job ads fall for second month

March 31, 2010

The number of online job ads fell by 29,600 in March to approximately 3.9 million, according to The Conference Board's measure of online job ads released today.

March's decline comes after a decrease of 66,900 in February. However, online job ads had risen by 750,000 from November through January.


Hudson: Q1 revenue to be up 5% to 8%

March 31, 2010

The Hudson Highland Group Inc. (NASD: HHGP) expects first-quarter 2010 revenue to be up 5% to 8% over the first quarter of 2009, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

"We are seeing strong revenue recovery trends in the first quarter of 2010 in the United Kingdom and...