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WorkLife Financial buys two PEOs

June 26, 2008

WorkLife Financial Inc. recently acquired Strategic Business Solutions Inc., formerly owned by Strategic Financial Services Inc., and Texas-based U.S. Personnel, a professional employer organization. The combined entity totals $520 million in gross annual revenue, the company said, serving more...


Weekly unemployment claims remain unchanged

June 26, 2008

In the week ended June 21, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 384,000, unchanged from the previous week's revised figure.  The four-week moving average was 378,250, an increase of 2,250 from the previous week's revised average of 376,000. The state with th...


Local and state IT spend to increase 6.8% annually through 2013

June 25, 2008

According to a recent report from INPUT, a market research firm focusing on government IT spending, budget deficits will suppress state and local IT spending in 2009.  While budgets will remain tight throughout the forecast period, states and localities are still expected to seek new administra...


People -- Cejka Search, MDI Group

June 25, 2008

Cejka Search, the physician and healthcare executive search arm of Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN), expanded its leadership team to focus on two growing niches. Bonnie Siegel and Scott Bates have been named vice presidents of the healthcare information technology and healthcare found...


New office openings -- Tech USA, Epsen Fuller/IMD International

June 25, 2008

Tech USA, a Maryland-based privately held staffing and recruiting company, is opening a new location in Chicago. The new office will support the company's Fortune 100 clients. Tech USA specializes in placing information technology, engineering and scientific professionals with clients ranging f...


Index -- Consumer confidence down again in June

June 25, 2008

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had declined in May, declined even further in June. The Index now stands at 50.4 (1985=100), down from 58.1 in May. The Present Situation Index decreased to 64.5 from 74.2. The Expectations Index declined to 41.0 from 47.3 in May. The Consu...


Information is king

June 24, 2008

Research analyst Han Wong blogs about the importance of market intelligence and how to access information from our Web site. Click here for more.


People -- Bartech, Employment Group, Command Center, HSII

June 24, 2008

The Bartech Group appointed Andrean Horton as general counsel and corporate secretary. Prior to her current position, Horton was vice president of legal and regulatory compliance at YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW), a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest transportation service providers...


Survey -- Willingness to migrate for work on the rise

June 24, 2008

A recent survey reveals growing acceptance of the global economy among the workforce worldwide. According to a Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) study, "Borderless Workforce," which surveyed nearly 28,000 employers across 27 countries and territories, 31% of employers worldwide are concerned about the i...


Franchisor continues to grow

June 24, 2008

SearchPath International, a Cleveland-based franchisor of talent acquisition professional services firms, opened 60 offices in its first two and a half years and reported significant increases in office revenue during the first quarter of 2008.The average monthly billing activity of active SPI...