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United Nations: Temps bore brunt of layoffs

October 20, 2009

Temporary workers bore the brunt of layoffs in the developed world as the recession took hold, most noticeably in the vehicle manufacturing sector, according to a report released Monday by the United Nations' International Labour Organization. In Germany, between 100,000 and 150,000 workers empl...


Private equity firm acquires EmployBridge

October 20, 2009

MSouth Equity Partners, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, acquired EmployBridge Holding Company. The deal closed Sept. 14. Terms of the transaction were not announced. EmployBridge ranked No. 30 on Staffing Industry Analysts' list of largest staffing firms with 2008 U.S. staffing revenue of...


United Nations: Temps bore brunt of layoffs

October 20, 2009

Temporary workers bore the brunt of layoffs in the developed world as the recession took hold, most noticeably in the vehicle manufacturing sector, according to a report released Monday by the United Nations' International Labour Organization. In Germany, between 100,000 and 150,000 workers empl...


Adecco to buy MPS Group

October 20, 2009

Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, agreed to acquire MPS Group Inc. (NYSE: MPS) in a deal that would bolster its position in the professional staffing sector in the U.S. and elsewhere. MPS, a Jacksonville FL-based professional staffing firm, ranked No. 13 both on Staffing Industry Ana...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

October 20, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. To access the research, please go to www.staffingindustry.com and click on "Additional new research" under the Latest Research category in the center of the page. INSIGHT - 2009 Contingent Worker Survey - Staffing firm brand recognitio...


People: Kenexa, Arrow Strategies

October 19, 2009

Kenexa Corp. (NASD: KNXA) named Jerry Collier as international RPO development director. Collier will be based in London and work to develop business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. He will report to Phillip Stewart, Kenexa's global practice leader for recruitment...


Minnesota Attorney General sues staffing firm

October 19, 2009

The Minnesota Attorney General announced a lawsuit against The Arthur Group and its owner and CEO, Barry Trimble, alleging the staffing firm violated the state's consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices laws. The Arthur Group charged job hunters up to $4,500, but didn't deliver on promises a...


Contract watch: CIBER, MPS Group

October 19, 2009

CIBER Inc. (NYSE: CBR) announced it received a three-year contract from the Florida Department of Management Services to provide technology consulting -- including staffing services. The deal allows the company to continue providing services to state, county and municipal agencies as well as edu...


Contract watch: CIBER, MPS Group

October 19, 2009

CIBER Inc. (NYSE: CBR) announced it received a three-year contract from the Florida Department of Management Services to provide technology consulting -- including staffing services. The deal allows the company to continue providing services to state, county and municipal agencies as well as edu...


People: Kenexa, Arrow Strategies

October 19, 2009

Kenexa Corp. (NASD: KNXA) named Jerry Collier as international RPO development director. Collier will be based in London and work to develop business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. He will report to Phillip Stewart, Kenexa's global practice leader for recruitment...