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The Mergis Group starts TARP team

January 26, 2009

The Mergis Group said it created a team to focus on staffing business related to the U.S. government's Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) and other government stimulus programs. The team's services will include executive recruitment and project management as well contingent staffing in accou...


U.S. leading index up 0.3%

January 26, 2009

The Conference Board's U.S. leading index of economic indicators rose 0.3% in December and now stands at 99.5 (2004=100). Real money supply helped boost the index. In addition, the December reading includes The Conference Board's annual revisions to the indexes to bring them up to date with cha...


The Albany Group buys Japanese firm

January 23, 2009

The Albany Group announced Thursday it acquired Strata Works KK, a Japan-based staffing company. Jason Posel, senior VP of Albany, said Strata is a contractor management company. It has a focus on technology workers, providing them to companies in any industry. Strata had the equivalent of a lab...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

January 23, 2009

Here is a citation to research on employee leasing by economists Britton Lombardi and Yukako Ono. CITATION - Who uses PEOs most? *Transportation industry the most intensive user of leased employees*States with greatest share of leased employees: Florida, Arizona, Utah, Georgia & Texas*In manufact...


Senate OKs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

January 23, 2009

The U.S. Senate approved the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on Thursday. It would change when discrimination claims against employers can be filed. For example, the legislation would allow a worker to sue an employer within 180 days after receiving a discriminatory paycheck. A Supreme Court decisio...


The economy stinks, so let's close our eyes and dance - January's marketing blog

January 23, 2009

Marketing your staffing firm in the economic downturn is the subject of this month's marketing blog by Hinda Chalew, Staffing Industry Analysts' head of marketing and interactive services. For the blog, click here.


Senate OKs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

January 23, 2009

The U.S. Senate approved the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on Thursday. It would change when discrimination claims against employers can be filed. For example, the legislation would allow a worker to sue an employer within 180 days after receiving a discriminatory paycheck. A Supreme Court decis...


Contract watch - Medfinders

January 23, 2009

Medfinders Inc., the parent company of healthcare staffing firm Nursefinders, said it signed a three-year deal with the Abilene Regional Medical Center in Abilene TX. The hospital will use the company's SingleSource managed staffing program.


Contract watch - Medfinders

January 23, 2009

Medfinders Inc., the parent company of healthcare staffing firm Nursefinders, said it signed a three-year deal with the Abilene Regional Medical Center in Abilene TX. The hospital will use the company's SingleSource managed staffing program.


The Albany Group buys Japanese firm

January 23, 2009

The Albany Group announced Thursday it acquired Strata Works KK, a Japan-based staffing company. Jason Posel, senior VP of Albany, said Strata is a contractor management company. It has a focus on technology workers, and providing them to companies in any industry. Strata had the equivalent of...