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Study finds key opportunities for staffing firms

September 29, 2008

Improving brand awareness, communication and the experiences of both job seekers and staffing buyers represent three key opportunities for staffing firms, according to a study by CareerBuilder.com and the Inavero Institute for Service Research. The study included almost 9,000 candidates and more...


People - Westaff, Pinnacle Technical

September 29, 2008

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) named Sean Wong as VP and controller. Wong most recently served at Tiburon Inc., a public safety software company. Nina Vaca, founder and CEO of Pinnacle Technical Resources Inc., a Dallas-based staffing firm, was named to the board of directors of Comerica Inc., a Dalla...


Healthcare staffing firm to buy hospitals

September 29, 2008

Jackson Healthcare, an Alpharetta GA-based healthcare staffing firm, began a new division aimed at acquiring and operating hospitals. The division is called Jackson Hospital Affiliates. "We feel we have the resources and management expertise 'to make a difference' in the quality and delivery of h...


Manpower names new RPO leader

September 26, 2008

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) named Kate Donovan as U.S. managing director of Manpower Business Solutions, which provides recruitment process outsourcing. Donovan formerly served at Veritude. Sheldon Schur, who previously led Manpower Business Solutions, will remain with the company as VP/general man...


Second-quarter GDP grows by 2.8%

September 26, 2008

Second-quarter growth in U.S. real gross domestic product was 2.8%, according to a final estimate released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The growth was less than an earlier estimate of 3.3%. Real GDP had grown at only 0.9% in the first quarter.


Send us your questions for temps

September 26, 2008

Do you have burning questions you've been unable to answer regarding temporary workers? Want to know what they're thinking, what they want, how to attract them? If so, send us your question ideas. We'll consider the most popular ones in our upcoming survey of temporary help workers. Survey result...


Pinnacle's loss rises

September 26, 2008

Pinnacle Staffing Group PLC said today its net loss rose to GBP6.3 million (US$12.4 million) in the first half of its fiscal year ended July 6. The healthcare staffing firm, based in Luton, England, posted a net loss of GBP223,000 in the same period in the previous year. Revenue declined 9.8% to...


Firm buys The Hobart West Group

September 26, 2008

The Hobart West Group, which provides legal staffing and other legal-related services, was acquired by Alexander Gallo Holdings LLC, an Atlanta-based court reporting and litigation services company. Terms of the deal were not announced. Based in Florham Park NJ, The Hobart West Group includes the...


TrueBlue appoints former CEO as chairman

September 25, 2008

TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) named Joe Sambataro, the company's former CEO and CFO, as board chairman. Sambataro served as CEO from 2001 to 2006 and as CFO from 1997 to 2001. Former chairman Robert Sullivan will remain on the board as a director. TrueBlue is a Tacoma WA-based staffing firm. Its bran...


Adecco revenue down in July, August

September 25, 2008

Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, said revenue fell 3% in the first two months of the third quarter, excluding the impact of trading days, currency and acquisitions. The company made the announcement today during its investor event in New York. Adecco said it believes weak markets wil...