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Survey - Fewer expect hiring increases for year

September 23, 2008

A study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that fewer employers expect hiring activity to increase in 2008. Of the 600 firms surveyed, 36% expected hiring activity to increase in 2008. That compares with 43% who expected hiring activity to increase when asked in 2007. Media...


CIBER strikes deal to buy Indian firm

September 23, 2008

CIBER Inc. (NYSE: CBR) struck a deal to acquire Iteamic Pvt. Ltd, an information technology services firm based in Bangalore, India. Terms of the deal were not announced. Iteamic was formed in 2003. It has estimated 2009 revenue of between $7 million and $8 million and approximately 200 employees...


Certifications - Delta Flex, Workway

September 23, 2008

Delta Flex Travelers received the gold seal of approval for healthcare staffing services from the Joint Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations. Delta Flex Travelers is part of The Delta Companies, a Dallas-based group of staffing firms. Workway Nursing Corp. announced that its L...


Mass layoffs rise

September 23, 2008

Mass layoffs increased in August from July, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 1,772 mass layoff actions in August, up 260 from the previous month. In addition, the number of initial unemployment claims associated with the ma...


Basketball pro launches staffing firm

September 23, 2008

Magic Johnson Enterprises, which operates under the leadership of former Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson, is launching a new staffing firm, Magic Workforce Solutions. The new firm will operate though an alliance with Adecco SA. "Magic Workforce Solutions was created to e...


Clinton helps welcome Adecco

September 22, 2008

Former presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, joined with Tig Gilliam, CEO of Adecco Group North America, and others Friday for a ribbon-cutting at Adecco's new payroll processing center in Rochester NY. Clinton worked with the company to bring it to the upstate New York site. The 13,...


The Contingent Blog

September 22, 2008

Here are the latest entries in Staffing Industry Analysts' The Contingent Blog. Oh, the humanity Does the turmoil on Wall Street bring opportunities or woes for staffing firms? Staffing Industry Analysts' Director of Research and Analysis Jon Osborne poses the question in The Contingent Blog. For...


People - CDI, Skilled Group

September 22, 2008

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) said Albert Smith was elected to its board of directors. Smith most recently served as chairman of Tetra Tech Inc., an environmental management and technical services firm. Before that, he had served 20 years at Lockheed Martin, including for a time as president of its integ...


Employer healthcare costs to rise 6.4%

September 22, 2008

Hewitt Associates said today U.S. employer costs for healthcare will rise 6.4% on average in 2009. The Lincolnshire IL-based human resources consulting and outsourcing firm said healthcare costs for U.S. companies rose 6.0% in 2008, compared with a 5.3% increase in 2007. Hewitt said the average h...


People - Adecco, TeamStaff

September 19, 2008

Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, appointed Peter Alcide as global business line head of Adecco Human Capital Solutions and as president and chief operating officer of its Lee Hecht Harrison outplacement division. Alcide had served as executive VP and chief operating officer of Lee He...