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Contract watch - Talpro

March 19, 2009

Talpro Inc. announced this week that Cisco chose it as the staffing vendor management system for its channel partners in the U.S. and Canada. Cisco's channel partners are the resellers of Cisco products, and there are more than 2,000 channel partners in North America. Talpro's VMS will handle t...


AMN Healthcare CFO to leave

March 19, 2009

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm, announced that David Dreyer, the company's CFO, chief accounting officer and treasurer, will leave the company to pursue other opportunities. Dreyer will remain with AMN through Sept. 30 during a search for his...


Forum - Weaker firms going, unions not enemies?

March 19, 2009

Some of the weaker staffing firms already appear to be falling victim to the recession, and unions don't necessarily need to be the enemies of staffing, according to comments by CEOs of staffing firms Wednesday during the CEO keynote panel at Staffing Industry Analysts' Executive Forum in Miami...


ZeroChaos says revenue up 40%

March 19, 2009

ZeroChaos announced Wednesday its revenue rose 40% in 2008 to almost $700 million. The company said more clients and an increase in the number of employee/consultants helped bring the growth. "Our focus on client satisfaction, solutions innovation and organic growth, including two new offices in...


Jobless claims fall 1.8%

March 19, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 1.8% to 646,000 in the week ended March 14 from the previous week's revised number of 658,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims, however, rose 0.6% to 654,750 from the previous week...


Westaff shareholders OK Select deal

March 18, 2009

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) announced that shareholders approved its sale to Koosharem Corp., which does business as Select Staffing, during a special meeting Tuesday. The proposed deal is expected be closed this week pending other conditions in the agreement. Those conditions include receipt by Se...


Forum - Staffing revenue to fall 12.5%

March 18, 2009

Total staffing industry revenue is expected to decline 12.5% in 2009, said Barry Asin, chief analyst and managing executive of products at Staffing Industry Analysts, in his keynote on Tuesday at the Staffing Industry Executive Forum in Miami Beach FL. "In the short term I don't have lots of re...


STS buys Reno office

March 18, 2009

STS Staffing & Temporary Services said Tuesday it acquired the Reno NV office of SEEK Careers/Staffing. STS will retain SEEK's Reno staff as part of the deal. STS is based in Minneapolis, and also has offices in Peoria IL, Las Vegas and an existing office in Reno.


Pomeroy Q4 staffing revenue down 50%

March 18, 2009

Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc. (NASD: PMRY), a Hebron KY-based information technology services and staffing company, announced Tuesday that staffing revenue fell 50.4% year-over-year to $13.8 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Jan. 5. Pomeroy said the decrease sprang from a decision in June...


STS buys Reno office

March 18, 2009

STS Staffing & Temporary Services said Tuesday it acquired the Reno NV office of SEEK Careers/Staffing. STS will retain SEEK's Reno staff as part of the deal. STS is based in Minneapolis, and also has offices in Peoria IL, Las Vegas and an existing office in Reno.