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Agency nurses are more qualified, study says

September 11, 2008

A new study debunks the negative perception about the quality of temporary nurses that still persists within hospitals even though a majority of hospitals use staffing firms to supplement their nurse requirements. Prof. Linda Aiken, director of the Center of Health Outcomes and Policy Research...


Four-week average unemployment claims flat

September 11, 2008

In the week ending Sept. 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 445,000, a decrease of 6,000, or 1.3%, from the previous week's revised figure of 451,000. The four-week moving average was 440,000, an increase of 250 from the previous week's revised average...


Office openings - Arcadia, VACO

September 11, 2008

Arcadia Resources Inc. (AMEX: KAD), a provider of consumer healthcare services and medical staffing, is opening a new site for its Indiana-based DailyMed pharmacy operations. The company is leasing a 7,000 square foot facility on the north side of Indianapolis. By the end of 2008, this new faci...


Nasdaq delists ClearPoint

September 11, 2008

ClearPoint Business Resources Inc. (OTCBB: CPBR.OB), a Chalfont PA-based vendor management system and staffing firm, said as of today shares in the company will no longer be traded on Nasdaq. However, ClearPoint's shares will still be quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board. "The current financial env...


Employment cost index up marginally

September 11, 2008

Total compensation costs for civilian workers increased 0.7% from March to June 2008, seasonally adjusted, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. This increase is the same as reported for the period December 2007 to March 2008. Wages and salaries rose 0....


Cross Country completes MDA deal

September 10, 2008

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN), a Boca Raton-based healthcare staffing firm, said Tuesday it completed the acquisition of Medical Doctor Associates (MDA), a Norcross GA-based firm that provides locum tenens and allied health staffing. In the deal, Cross Country will pay $112.3 million...


Openings, hires, separations decline

September 10, 2008

The number of U.S. job openings fell by approximately 700,000 year over year in July to a total of more than 3.4 million, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. There were approximately 4.1 million job openings in July 2007. The job openings rate was 2.4% in July compared with 2.9%...


Most new doctors get more than 10 job letters

September 10, 2008

More than 90% of new doctors received at least 10 job solicitation letters during their training, and 80% received 26 or more such letters, according to a survey released by Merritt, Hawkins & Associates, a national physician search firm based in Irving TX. In addition, the survey found that 40%...


CHG names director

September 10, 2008

CHG Healthcare Services, a Salt Lake City-based healthcare staffing firm, named Wendy Barton as director of leadership and employee development for its CompHealth locum tenens division. Barton has 13 years of sales and management experience, including previous management roles at Discover Card.


Staffing firms are part of federal IMAGE

September 10, 2008

Staffing firms were among 37 new partners in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program aimed at ensuring companies hire only workers legally authorized to work in the United States. The IMAGE program began in January 2007. Chi...