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Spherion changes name to SFN Group

February 23, 2010

Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN) changed its name to SFN Group. The company will continue to trade under the symbol SFN.

"The SFN Group name clearly defines each of our businesses under one unified company," said SFN Group President and CEO Roy Krause. "Our new name also more accurately reflects our evolution...

To soon to tell on new healthcare proposal

February 23, 2010

It's too soon to know whether President Barack Obama's healthcare reform proposal released Monday will gain traction, said Ed Lenz, senior VP of public affairs and general counsel of the American Staffing Association.

"I think it's a little premature to be making any predictions or assumptions about...

Accountants International gets new president

February 23, 2010

Randstad Professionals US named Stephen McMahan as president of its Accountants International and Human Resources International divisions.

McMahan comes to the Randstad divisions after serving as chief sales officer at Kforce Inc. (NASD: KFRC). McMahan has more than 30 years' experience in the staffing...

Employers may pay under new health proposal

February 22, 2010

President Barack Obama unveiled a proposal today for healthcare reform, and employers who don't offer health insurance could have to pay, according to an overview of the proposal. The New York Times reports Obama's proposal is similar to the Senate plan.

Employers with less than 50 employees would not...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

February 22, 2010

The Daily News represents a small portion of the information and research Staffing Industry Analysts provides. The latest research for corporate members includes an Insight on the best and worst U.S. industry job markets.

INSIGHT - Best and worst U.S. industry job markets
*Home healthcare and federal...

Impellam revenue slips, but swings to profit

February 22, 2010

Impellam Group PLC reported full-year 2009 revenue edged down 2.4% from 2008, but said profit rose.

The company announced 2009 revenue of GBP1.04 billion (US$1.66 billion) compared with GBP1.07 billion in 2008.

Impellam formed in 2008 as a result of the merger of The Corporate Services Group PLC and...

Contract watch: SMX

February 22, 2010

SMX, a staffing division of SeatonCorp, announced that Jabil will outsource its full-time and contingent labor requirements in Nogales, Mexico, to SMX. Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.

Jabil provides electronics design, manufacture and product management services. It's traded on...

Blog: B-to-B marketing

February 22, 2010

Integrated digital marketing and what can be done for a relatively low budget is discussed in The Contingent Blog by Hinda Chalew, Staffing Industry Analysts' senior VP of marketing and interactive services. For the full blog, click here.

Canadian Employment Insurance number falls

February 19, 2010

The number of people receiving Canadian Employment Insurance jobless benefits fell by 40,120 in December to 744,010 -- the third monthly decline in a row -- Statistics Canada reported today. However, the number was still up 35.5% compared to December 2008.

In Ontario, the number of people receiving...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

February 19, 2010

A Briefing on a public hearing Thursday over a memorandum that restricts staffing firms' ability to bring in foreign workers on H-1B visas is included in the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. Other research released includes reports on fourth-quarter mergers and acquisitions and reports...