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Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

November 21, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Allied health staffing growth update*Lower reimbursement rates continue to impact imaging*PT/OT and health information management continue to outperform For the full Insight, click here. INSIGHT - Staffing buyer survey: strate...


City probe of staffing firms nets fines, closures

November 21, 2008

An 18-month investigation of employment agencies by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs resulted in the closure of three, the collection of more than $160,000 in fines and more than $80,000 in restitution, the department announced last week. And the city plans to continue inspections...


Rhode Island, Michigan post highest jobless

November 21, 2008

Rhode Island and Michigan tied for the highest state unemployment rates in October at 9.3% each, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. California was the next highest at 8.2%. Seven other states had jobless rates of more than 7.0%. They included South Carolina, 8.0%; Nevada, 7.6%; A...


Contract watch - Westaff

November 21, 2008

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) signed a contract to serve as a single source provider of contingent staffing for SIRVA Inc., a Chicago-based moving and relocation company with brands that include Allied and northAmerican International. Westaff will provide office/clerical and information technology wo...


Certifications - Medical Staffing Network

November 21, 2008

Medical Staffing Network Holdings Inc. (NYSE: MRN) announced it received certification from The Joint Commission. This is the third consecutive corporate-wide certification Medical Staffing Network has earned since 2005, the company said.


Jury convicts nurse staffing firm operator

November 20, 2008

The operator of a nurse staffing firm was convicted by a federal jury this week for not paying more than $500,000 in federal employment taxes, the U.S. Attorney's Office's Minnesota district reported. The operator, Francis Leroy McLain of Livingston MT, operated Kirpal Nurses which did business a...


Contract watch - Westaff

November 20, 2008

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) signed a contract to serve as a single source provider of contingent staffing for SIRVA Inc., a Chicago-based moving and relocation company with brands that include Allied and northAmerican International. Westaff will provide office/clerical and information technology wo...


Jobless claims rise to highest since 1992

November 20, 2008

Jobless claims rose to their highest level since July 1992, and the four-week moving average also increased. However, the Associated Press reported the high level of jobless claims partly reflects growth in the labor force, which grew by approximately half since the early 1980s. The advance figur...


Bomb threats and other reasons for missing work

November 20, 2008

One worker called in a bomb threat to avoid going to work. Other workers came up with creative excuses for missing a day. Staffing Industry Report Senior Editor Craig Johnson writes on the subject in The Contingent Blog. For more, click here.


Leading index falls 0.8%

November 20, 2008

The Conference Board's U.S. leading index of economic indicators fell 0.8% in October, and now stands at 99.6 (2004 base level = 100). Weighing down the index were stock prices, building permits, consumer expectations and the index of supplier deliveries. Based on revised data, the index also fel...