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Green Planet buys two staffing firms

March 8, 2010

Green Planet Inc. (OTCBB: GNPG.OB) acquired two staffing firms -- Staffing Concepts Corp. and Provincia Staffing.

Staffing Concepts, based in Florida, provides industrial staffing. Provincia Staffing, based in Phoenix, provides industrial staffing and professional staffing including information technology...

Association: Global search revenue fell 33%

March 8, 2010

Worldwide executive search revenue fell 32.5% in 2009 to $7.43 billion from 2008 revenue of $11.0 billion, according to a new report by the Association of Executive Search Consultants.

2008 marked the highest level of revenue recorded by the executives search industry, according to the AESC.


U.S. economic growth could ease by mid year

March 5, 2010

U.S. economic growth could ease by the middle of this year, according to the Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index.

"The decline in [weekly leading index] growth to a 30-week low underscores our view that U.S. economic growth will start easing by mid-year," said Lakshman Achuthan,...

AMN revenue falls 51%, gross margin rises

March 5, 2010

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm, reported fourth-quarter revenue fell 51.1% on a year-over-year basis to $144.7 million. However, gross margin improved.

Fourth-quarter nurse and allied healthcare staffing revenue fell 64.3% to $74.0 million from $207.3...

SFN Group employee confidence index dips

March 5, 2010

The SFN Group Inc. (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index fell 1.2 points in February to a reading of 48.9. Workers were less confident in the strength of the economy and job availability, but were more optimistic about their job security.

"Although our report shows a decline in overall confidence from...

Contract watch: Kelly Services

March 5, 2010

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) announced its government solutions division received a General Services Administration Schedule 738X contract allowing it to provide human resource professionals. The contract essentially puts Kelly on the federal approved list of suppliers for providing human resources...

Michael Page's Americas revenue falls 26%

March 5, 2010

Michael Page International PLC, a London-based professional staffing firm, reported full-year 2009 revenue in its Americas segment fell 25.5% from the previous year to GBP51.6 million (US$82.2 million).

The company's Americas segment includes operations in North and South America.

Total 2009 revenue...

Temp payrolls add 47,500 jobs in February

March 5, 2010

U.S. temporary help payrolls increased by 47,500 jobs in February for a total of 2.0 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

February's gain in temporary help services jobs was slightly smaller than January's gain of 50,200 temporary jobs....

Jackson buys Hire Dynamics' pharmacy division

March 4, 2010

Jackson Healthcare acquired Hire Dynamics Rx, the pharmacy division of Duluth GA-based Hire Dynamics LLC.

The pharmacy division places pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The acquisition marks Jackson's entry into pharmacy staffing.

"There is a synergy between our staffing business at Jackson Healthcare...

Monster index rises 10 points

March 4, 2010

The Monster Worldwide Inc. employment index rose 10 points in February to a reading of 124. The index posted a positive long-term growth rate, up 2% on a year-over-year basis, for the first time since December 2007.

"Although some of the increase in the February index can be attributed to seasonality,...