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Report - Speed up foreign nurse visa process

December 12, 2008

Authorities should speed up processing of visa applications from foreign nurses to help alleviate the nursing shortage, according to a report released earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's ombudsman. The nursing shortage hurts the U.S. healthcare industry, and lack of v...


Grand jury indicts staffing operation

December 12, 2008

A grand jury indicted a six-person group who operated staffing firms in western Pennsylvania and Ohio, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania announced this week. The group contracted out more than 100 workers who were "out-of-status" aliens, according to the U.S. Att...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 11, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Non-U.S. staffing growth update *Non-U.S. staffing growth contracting*European markets generally soft; Germany and Italy outperforming*Emerging markets in Asia and elsewhere slowing, but still seeing some growth For the full I...


Census - Employment services revenue up 4.9%

December 11, 2008

The U.S. government estimate of quarterly revenue for the employment services industry was up 4.9% year-over-year in the third quarter, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Employment services revenue was estimated at $46.25 billion in the third quarter, up from $44.07 b...


Glotel names CEO

December 11, 2008

Glotel Inc.'s new CEO is Michele Casey, the company announced. Casey joined Glotel in 2005 as its chief financial officer and chief accounting officer, and will continue to serve as CFO as well as CEO. She takes over the CEO role from Andy Baker. Casey has 20 years of experience in various busine...


Jobless claims four-week average up 2.7%

December 11, 2008

The four-week moving average of seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims rose 2.7% to 540,500 in the week ended Dec. 6 from the previous week's revised average of 526,250, the U.S. Department of Labor announced today. In addition, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment...


Fee revenue falls 3.4% at Korn/Ferry

December 10, 2008

Executive search firm Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) said fee revenue fell 3.4% year-over-year in its fiscal second quarter ended Oct. 31 to $189.3 million. Fee revenue declined across all geographic areas, including a 3.3% decrease in North America to $91.7 million. However, the Los A...


Office openings - Westaff, VACO Raleigh

December 10, 2008

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) opened a new office in Danville IL. Danville's growth and expansion makes it the right time for us to bring our strategic staffing solutions to the area," CEO and Chairman Michael Willis said. Westaff is a Walnut Creek CA-based commercial staffing firm. VACO Raleigh, a R...


Total compensation averages $28.87

December 10, 2008

Total compensation costs for U.S. civilian workers averaged $28.87 per hour worked in September 2008, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Wages and salaries averaged $20.13 for 69.7% of the costs. Benefits averaged $8.74, for the remaining 30.3%. Of the benefits, insurance benefit...


Ontario announces legislation for temps

December 10, 2008

Legislation introduced in Ontario on Tuesday aims to give temporary workers more rights. The government of Ontario announced the proposed rules Tuesday as part of its anti-poverty initiative. The proposed rules would prevent temporary agencies from charging a conversion fee to clients hiring work...