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People - ATC Healthcare

January 5, 2009

ATC Healthcare Inc. (OTCBB: AHNA.PK), a Lake Success NY-based healthcare staffing firm, reported that Gerald Halpern resigned from its board of directors, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Halpern had joined the board in December 2007. Halpern is an attorney...


Manufacturing activity falls further

January 5, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector slowed further in December, the Institute for Supply Management reported Friday. The institute's key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing had a reading of 32.4 in December, down from 36.2 in November. Readings of more than 50 indicate exp...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

January 5, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - What staffing acquirers are buying *IT and healthcare staffing firms most frequently acquired*What's hot: acquisitions accelerating in office/clerical*What's not: home healthcare sees biggest slowdown in M&A INSIGHT - Who's bu...


Brainhunter delays filing of statements

December 31, 2008

Brainhunter Inc. (TSX: BH) said it delayed the filing of audited financial statements for its fiscal year ended Sept. 30 past the Dec. 29 deadline in order to clarify accounting treatment of goodwill. It plans to file results by Feb. 20. The company has also requested that the Ontario Securities...


New jobless claims drop

December 31, 2008

The four-week average of initial jobless claims decreased by 1.0% while the total number of claims fell 16.0% in the Christmas week ended Dec. 27, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of initial jobless claims was a seasonally adjusted 552,250, down 5,750 from...


No Daily News Thursday and Friday

December 31, 2008

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published Thursday, Jan. 1, and Friday, Jan. 2, because of the New Year's holidays. Look for your next issue on Monday, Jan. 5.


Office openings - EmploymentGroup, VACO

December 31, 2008

EmploymentGroup and VACO Raleigh announced the openings of new offices. EmploymentGroup announced the opening of a new office in down Grand Rapids MI. The location is the company's second in the Grand Rapids area and will offer a more central location for its sales staff and a headquarters for it...


Westaff weighs Select offer

December 30, 2008

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) said Monday it received an offer to be acquired by Koosharem Corp., the holding company of Select Staffing, and that it agreed to a period of exclusive negotiation. Under the deal, Select would provide first lien debt for shares of Westaff owned by DelStaff LLC, valued a...


CareerBuilder - 2009 hiring down, but not out

December 30, 2008

Fewer employers plan to add staff in the New Year compared to 2008, according to CareerBuilder.com's 2009 job forecast survey of private-sector hiring managers and human resources professionals released today. Fourteen percent of employers said they plan to add full-time staff in 2009, according...


Who knew management really mattered?

December 30, 2008

Senior management may account for something after all, Jon Osborne, Staffing Industry Analysts' director of research and analysis, writes in The Contingent Blog. And certain types of senior managers may bode especially well for staffing firms. For the full blog, click here.