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Manpower survey finds Q4 hiring to slow

September 9, 2008

U.S. companies plan to hold back on hiring in the fourth quarter compared with the third quarter and the fourth quarter of 2007, according to the Employment Outlook Survey by Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN). In the fourth quarter, 22% of U.S. companies plan to add staff while 13% plan to decrease their...


Acquisitions boost Empresaria revenue

September 9, 2008

United Kingdom-based staffing firm the Empresaria Group PLC posted revenue of GBP100.6 million (US$200.7 million) for the first six months of 2008, a year-over-year increase of 80.6%. The company said it received a boost from start-ups and acquisitions, and reported organic revenue growth of 9%....


The Delta Companies names CFO

September 9, 2008

The Delta Companies, a Dallas-based staffing firm, named Neal Ostman as CFO. Ostman has more than 25 years of experience as a senior-level financial executive. "Neal's eight-year tenure as the CFO and two more years as president/chief operating officer at Nursefinders make him ideal for The Delta...


Impellam revenue rises, U.S. commercial down

September 9, 2008

Impellam Group PLC, a United Kingdom-based staffing firm with operations in the United States and elsewhere, said revenue rose 11.6% year over year to GBP516.9 million (US$1.03 billion) in the first six months of 2008. Impellam formed in May as the result of the merger of two staffing firms: Corp...


Hays revenue rises 20%

September 8, 2008

London-based staffing firm Hays PLC said revenue rose 20% to GBP2.54 billion (US$5.07 billion) in its fiscal year ended June 30 from GBP2.11 billion in the previous year. Net income rose 13% to GBP188.2 million (US$375.5 million) from GBP166.5 million in the previous year. "Currently, in the Unit...


Employment index falls

September 8, 2008

The Conference Board's employment trends index fell 0.5% in August, and now stands at 110.8. It is down more than 8% from a year ago. "The employment trends index continues to rapidly deteriorate, suggesting there is little likelihood of a turnaround in the job market anytime soon," said Gad Leva...


Unlimited MedSearch names COO

September 8, 2008

Unlimited MedSearch named Craig Silverman as its new chief operating officer. Silverman formerly served as executive VP sales and marketing for HireAbility.com and has 12 years of staffing experience from his executive roles with Hall Kinion and Hudson Global Resources. Unlimited MedSearch is a S...


CHG names chief people officer, COO

September 8, 2008

CHG Healthcare Services named Donald DeCamp to the new role of chief people officer. In this position, DeCamp will oversee hiring, training and development of internal staff. DeCamp's previous post, chief operating officer, will go to Scott Beck, who had previously served as group president of op...


Volt completes directory sale

September 8, 2008

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE: VOL) said it completed the sale of its telephone directory publishing business to the Yellow Pages Group of Montreal. Included are Volt Directory Systems and Services, which provides telephone directory database management, sales and marketing, and DataNation...


IGate sets dates for staffing spin off

September 8, 2008

Pittsburgh-based information technology services and staffing company IGate Corp. (NASD: IGTE) finalized the date for the spin off of its staffing operations. The company plans to distribute shares in the new company on Sept. 30 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 16. IGate's professional servi...