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Court rules for FedEx in NLRB case

April 22, 2009

A federal court ruled Tuesday that FedEx Home Delivery drivers are independent contactors, not employees. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia overturned a 2007 decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The court's majority opinion cited drivers' abili...


Big fish in a small pond?

April 22, 2009

Is your staffing firm a big fish in a small pond? Last year, the cutoff for our largest legal staffing firms list was just $25 million. The cutoff for our finance/accounting top firms list was just $50 million. If you're firm is in this size range, don't think you're too small to make it on one o...


Ontario staffing bill moving ahead

April 22, 2009

A bill that would lay out new regulations for staffing firms in Ontario is moving ahead without changes called for by the staffing industry. According to the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services, Bill 139 was ordered earlier this month to go for a third reading in the...


Skilled Group - Second half revenue to fall 18%

April 22, 2009

Skilled Group Ltd., an Australian staffing firm, said today it expects revenue in the second half of its fiscal year, ending June 30, to be around 18% lower than the first half because of deteriorating business conditions. The company reported first-half revenue of AUS$1.07 billion (US$737.3 mi...


Ontario staffing bill moving ahead

April 22, 2009

A bill that would lay out new regulations for staffing firms in Ontario is moving ahead without changes called for by the staffing industry. According to the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services, Bill 139 was ordered earlier this month to go for a third reading in th...


Skilled Group - Second half revenue to fall 18%

April 22, 2009

Skilled Group Ltd., an Australian staffing firm, said today it expects revenue in the second half of its fiscal year, ending June 30, to be around 18% lower than the first half because of deteriorating business conditions. The company reported first-half revenue of AUS$1.07 billion (US$737.3 mill...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

April 22, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Locum Tenens: NALTO Benchmarking Survey*13 respondents representing $740 million annual locum revenue*Strong, but decelerating, revenue growth of 17.7%*Revenue growth varies heavily by specialty


Tough European economy hits USG revenue

April 21, 2009

European staffing firm USG People reported first-quarter revenue fell 22% year-over-year to euro755.0 (US$997.0 million). The company reported tough economic conditions, but said it's increasing the pace of cost-cutting measures.  "We are currently steering a course through a major storm in the...


Largest, fastest-growing lists deadline extended

April 21, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts survey for largest, fastest-growing and diversity staffing firms was scheduled to close last Friday, but due to popular demand we will be keeping the survey open a bit longer as we process the backlog of submissions. But don't wait too long. For more information on the...


ClearPoint revenue shrinks amid transition

April 21, 2009

ClearPoint Business Services (OTCBB: CPBR.OB) posted fourth-quarter revenue of almost $2.8 million, down 94.7% from $52.0 million in the year-ago quarter as it transitions its business from providing staffing services to a staffing franchisor and operator its iLabor system, according to a filing...