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People: MBO Partners

March 1, 2010

MBO Partners named Jay Lash as VP of market strategies. Lash comes to MBO Partners with more than 25 years' experience in human capital and contingent workforce solutions. He most recently served with the Allegis Group. MBO Partners, based in Herndon VA, provides independent contractor compliance and...

Analysts says reverse stock split complete

March 1, 2010

Analysts International Inc. (NASD: ANLYD) said today it completed its five-for-one reverse stock split.

The reverse stock split was aimed at getting the stock price above the $1 per share minimum bid price needed for keeping the stock on the Nasdaq.

Analysts International expected to have 5 million...

Albany's U.S. operations being sold

March 1, 2010

The U.S. operations of the Albany Group, whose U.K. operations were suspended last month, may soon be sold, according to an accounting firm overseeing the liquidation of the U.K. company.

"We're certainly in negotiations at the moment," said John Alexander, a partner at Carter Backer Winter LLP, a London-based...

Homeland Security's contractor use under fire

February 26, 2010

The Department of Homeland Security's ratio of contractors to government employees was questioned on Wednesday by Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-CT, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-ME, in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

The department estimates it has 200,000 contractors working...

Commerce Department raises GDP estimate

February 26, 2010

The U.S. Department of Commerce today released an increased estimate of fourth-quarter 2009 growth in real gross domestic product to 5.9%.

An earlier estimate had put fourth-quarter GDP growth at 5.7%.

GDP had grown by only 2.2% in the third quarter of 2009. It had fallen 0.7% in the second quarter...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

February 26, 2010

The latest research for Staffing Industry Analysts corporate members includes: a listing of the staffing industry's most-frequent acquirers, discussion on the impact of state unemployment tax hikes and a panel commentary on Manpower Inc.'s (NYSE: MAN) acquisition of Comsys It Partners Inc. (NASD: CITP)....

People: Manpower, LocumTenens.com, Boyden

February 26, 2010

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) board member J. Thomas Bouchard will retire from the board effective at the close of the company's 2010 annual meeting, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

LocumTenens.com promoted Lisa Kaeck to executive VP. Kaeck is a founding partner of...

Annual staffing trends survey

February 26, 2010

The annual survey of staffing firms by Staffing Industry Analysts is still open. Participants will be entered into a raffle for prizes valued at $4,000 and will receive immediate access to a valuable report on increasing staffing buyer satisfaction.

To go to the survey, please click here.

Research: State unemployment taxes

February 25, 2010

State unemployment taxes are rising but by where and how much? A new Insight available to Staffing Industry Analysts' corporate members looks into the question. It includes a spreadsheet with trend data on state unemployment taxes.

INSIGHT - SUTA and FUTA: Higher unemployment taxes hitting staffing...

Jobless claims rise by 22,000

February 25, 2010

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended Feb. 20 rose by 22,000, or 4.6%, to 496,000 from the previous week's revised number of 474,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.

CNNMoney reported that recent snow storms in the Northeast that put some people...