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Looking to make acquisitions in 2009?

January 13, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts is working to compile a list of potential acquirers in the staffing world. Senior Research Analysts Sona Sharma discusses the list in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


Staffing buyers slow pace of payments

January 13, 2009

The speed at which staffing buyers pay staffing firms slowed slightly in December from the previous month, according to the Capital TempFunds credit index. In December, the index's reading was 113, compared with 116 in November. The higher the index number, the quicker buyers are paying. A year a...


Orleans fastest, Rock Island's pay hike biggest

January 13, 2009

Orleans Parish in Louisiana, the location of New Orleans, posted the fastest job growth of any large county in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2008, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The number of jobs in Orleans Parish rose 5.6% year-over-year. As far as pay, Rock Island Coun...


Adecco seeking more mortgage pros

January 13, 2009

Adecco USA said today it's seeking more than 200 mortgage professionals for the Billings MT area despite the tough economy. Part of the world's largest staffing firm, Adecco SA, the company said there's demand for refinancing of homes thanks to lower interest rates. And that is spurring a need fo...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

January 13, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Hottest (and coldest) metros update *Hottest: San Antonio, St. Louis, VA Beach-Norfolk*Weakest: Atlanta, Warren-Troy MI, Tampa Bay FL*Only four percent of metros seeing accelerating growth


Staffing buyers slow pace of payments

January 13, 2009

The speed at which staffing buyers pay staffing firms slowed slightly in December from the previous month, according to the Capital TempFunds credit index. In December, the index's reading was 113, compared with 116 in November. The higher the index number, the quicker buyers are paying. A year...


Asset Staffing buys Flex Resources

January 12, 2009

Asset Staffing Inc., a New York-based staffing firm, announced Friday it acquired Flex Resources Inc., a Parlin NJ-based staffing company that provides clerical and light industrial staffing on a contract or direct hire basis. The deal took effect Jan. 1. Terms of the transaction were not announc...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

January 12, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Staffing industry forecast: 2009 - The dark before the dawn *Staffing Industry Analysts cuts industry forecast for 2009*Segment and sector downgrades widespread*No sign of economic recovery yet


Contract worker layoffs, hirings

January 12, 2009

Companies reducing the number of contract workers being used include Boeing, according to news reports. Meanwhile, a state agency has hired temporary workers to handle the upswing in jobless claims. Boeing said Friday it would cut 4,500 jobs in 2009, and CNNMoney.com reported that a reduction i...


Contract worker layoffs, hirings

January 12, 2009

Companies reducing the number of contract workers being used include Boeing, according to news reports. Meanwhile, a state agency has hired temporary workers to handle the upswing in jobless claims. Boeing said Friday it would cut 4,500 jobs in 2009, and CNNMoney.com reported that a reduction in...