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EEOC sues three staffing firms

October 6, 2009

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued three staffing firms in September in three separate lawsuits. In one suit filed Sept. 15, the EEOC accused Adecco SA of failing to take appropriate action when female employees complained about sexual harassment at a client site. The EEOC rep...


Maine Hospital Association endorses firm

October 5, 2009

On Assignment Inc. (NASD: ASGN) announced that the Maine Hospital Association exclusively endorsed the company as a provider of nurse and allied healthcare staffing and On Assignment's Vista division for physician staffing. The Maine Hospital Association is a nonprofit association representing 3...


It's all about putting people to work

October 5, 2009

Randstad Holding NV recently announced a "secondment" program that will allow companies to use a staffing firm to loan out employees to other firms. The idea is to let firms keep employees they may otherwise have to lay off in a difficult economy. Senior Research Analyst Sona Sharma recently com...


Employment trends index rises

October 5, 2009

The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index rose 0.3% in September from its revised August reading, but remains down 15.6% from its year-ago reading. The index now stands at 88.5. "While the employment numbers reported by the government last Friday were certainly disappointing, The Confe...


It's all about putting people to work

October 5, 2009

Randstad Holding NV recently announced a "secondment" program that will allow companies to use a staffing firm to loan out employees to other firms. The idea is to let firms keep employees they may otherwise have to lay off in a difficult economy. Senior Research Analyst Sona Sharma recently com...


Fortune estimates rise in 2010 revenue

October 5, 2009

Fortune Industries Inc. (AMEX: FFI), an Indianapolis-based firm that provides professional employer organization services, estimated revenue of between $62.0 million to $66.0 million for its fiscal year ending June 10, 2010. The company's revenue of $53.5 million in its previous fiscal year is b...


Services grow for first time in year

October 5, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector expanded in September for the first time in a year, according to the Institute for Supply Management's nonmanufacturing index released today. The index rose to a reading of 50.9 in September from 48.4 in August with readings of more than 50 indicate e...


NAPEO announces Doyle award recipient

October 5, 2009

The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations awarded Timothy Doherty with the Michaeline Doyle award for leadership. Doherty, one of 15 people to have ever received the award, is owner and chairman of Doherty Employment Group, a Minneapolis-based staffing firm that offers PEO...


Services grow for first time in year

October 5, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector expanded in September for the first time in a year, according to the Institute for Supply Management's nonmanufacturing index released today. The index rose to a reading of 50.9 in September from 48.4 in August with readings of more than 50 indicate e...


Fortune estimates rise in 2010 revenue

October 5, 2009

Fortune Industries Inc. (AMEX: FFI), an Indianapolis-based firm that provides professional employer organization services, estimated revenue of between $62.0 million to $66.0 million for its fiscal year ending June 10, 2010. The company's revenue of $53.5 million in its previous fiscal year is b...