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Monthly buyer newsletter launches

February 2, 2009

The CWS 30 monthly newsletter has lifted off with its inaugural version. Designed to reach buyers of contingent labor, CWS 30 will be an adjunct resource to Contingent Workforce Strategies magazine. The monthly electronic newsletter will feature new research, Benchmarks, a question and answer sec...


Volt staffing sales rise 11.1%

January 30, 2009

Volt Information Science Inc.'s (NYSE: VOL) reported net sales in its staffing services division rose 11.1% to $557.3 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Nov 2. But the division's operating profit fell 20% to $16.9 million after a $4.9 million impairment charge based on recent operating...


Full-time hiring for IT plunges in Q4

January 30, 2009

While IT hiring has gone down significantly as we enter 2009, finding the right talent and qualified candidates continues to be a challenge even in a less competitive supply environment, according the findings of a report released by Veritude, a staffing services provider. The research, which was...


Select Staffing to buy Westaff

January 30, 2009

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) announced Thursday it struck a deal to be acquired by Koosharem Corp., which does business as Select Staffing. The deal is expected to be complete by the end of March if all necessary approvals are received. At least 51% of Westaff's shareholders must OK the deal, but De...


Office openings - SingleSource, Link, Aerotek

January 30, 2009

SingleSource Professional Staffing Service, Link Staffing and Aerotek announced office openings. Portland ME-based Matt Noone, a 10-year staffing industry veteran and a former Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) employee, launched SingleSource Professional Staffing Service. The company s...


Fourth-quarter real GDP down 3.8%

January 30, 2009

Fourth-quarter real gross domestic product fell at an annual rate of 3.8%, according to an advance estimate released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Third-quarter real GDP fell at annual rate of 0.5%, according to a final estimate.


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

January 30, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - 2009 staffing acquirers shopping list: Who's buying what *Sortable list of 146 staffing firm acquirers*Relative to size, travel nursing is hottest*Allied h/c, locums, legal and life sciences also wanted*Office/clerical has mos...


Office openings - SingleSource, Link, Aerotek

January 30, 2009

SingleSource Professional Staffing Service, Link Staffing and Aerotek announced office openings. Portland ME-based Matt Noone, a 10-year staffing industry veteran and a former Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) employee, launched SingleSource Professional Staffing Service. The company spe...


Select Staffing to buy Westaff

January 30, 2009

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) announced Thursday it struck a deal to be acquired by Koosharem Corp., which does business as Select Staffing. The deal is expected to be complete by the end of March if all necessary approvals are received. At least 51% of Westaff's shareholders must OK the deal, but...


Volt staffing sales rise 11.1%

January 30, 2009

Volt Information Science Inc.'s (NYSE: VOL) reported net sales in its staffing services division rose 11.1% to $557.3 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Nov 2. But the division's operating profit fell 20% to $16.9 million after a $4.9 million impairment charge based on recent operating re...