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Temp worker hires, reductions

February 19, 2009

Florida plans to hire temporary workers for concealed weapons permits. Meanwhile, Nevada site plans to cut 500 contract workers. Florida Agricultural Commissioner Charles Bronson got approval to spend $3.9 million to bring in 61 temporary workers to help process a backlog of concealed weapons p...


Ohio cracks down on worker misclassification

February 19, 2009

Ohio will crack down on employers who misclassify workers as independent contractors, state Attorney General Richard Cordray announced Wednesday. Several state agencies agreed to exchange information in an effort to find such firms. The agencies include the Ohio Department of Job and Family Servi...


People - The Armada Group, Extensis

February 18, 2009

The Armada Group and Extensis Group PLC announced personnel changes. The Armada Group, a Santa Cruz-based information technology staffing firm promoted Lisa Sullivan to VP of client relations. Sullivan had served as director of business development. Extensis Group, a New Jersey-based professional...


Canada charges IT firms in bid-rigging probe

February 18, 2009

Seven companies face criminal charges of bid rigging related to several information technology services contracts for the Canadian federal government, the Canadian Competition Bureau announced. The firms allegedly joined to illegally coordinate their bids to pump up prices. Six of the firms provi...


People - The Armada Group, Extensis

February 18, 2009

The Armada Group and Extensis Group PLC announced personnel changes. The Armada Group, a Santa Cruz-based information technology staffing firm promoted Lisa Sullivan to VP of client relations. Sullivan had served as director of business development. Extensis Group, a New Jersey-based profession...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

February 18, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Managing employees in the unknown zone *How to handle unexplainable drops in performance*Three employee profiles that pose unique challenges for managers*Understanding the effects of performance management on organizational cu...


AccountAbilities revenue falls, to drop finance

February 18, 2009

AccountAbilities Inc.'s (OTCBB: ACBT.OB) revenue fell 4.4% to $17.4 million in its fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 31, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Manalapan NJ-based staffing company also reported it was exiting the finance and accounting staffing b...


Temp firm operator sentenced to 70 months

February 18, 2009

A federal judge sentenced the operator of a Pennsylvania temporary employment agency that supplied illegal workers to 70 months in prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania reported. Jimmy Nguyen, who operated H&T Staffing, pleaded guilty Nov. 13, the office repor...


February's marketing blog - Why you should come to Staffing Industry Analysts' 2009 Executive Forum

February 18, 2009

Hinda Chalew, Staffing Industry Analysts' head of marketing and interactive services, discusses what's on deck for Staffing Industry Analysts' 2009 Executive Forum in Miami Beach, and why staffing executives won't want to miss it. For the full blog, click here.


AMN, founder settle differences

February 18, 2009

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS) and a group formed by company founder Steve Francis and wife Gayle Francis have resolved their differences, both sides announced Tuesday. The Francises agreed to stop their proxy effort to oust three board members, and Steve Francis will dismiss his liti...