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Crdentia revenue rises, loss narrows

May 21, 2008

First-quarter revenue at healthcare staffing firm Crdentia Corp. (OTCBB: CRDT.OB) rose while its first-quarter loss narrowed. Crdentia reported first-quarter revenue of $10.6 million, up 30.7% from $8.1 million in the first quarter of 2007. The company reported a first-quarter net loss of $2.3 mi...


TAC rolls out transportation division

May 20, 2008

TAC Worldwide, part of GW Premier America Inc., announced its new TAC Transportation division to serve the auto, truck, airline, rail, and defense sectors. The division was formed from the company's Detroit-based TAC Automotive Group. It will provide information technology professionals, engineer...


Contract watch - CDI, Veritude

May 20, 2008

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) said its CDI Marine Co. unit received a watercraft engineering and marine services contract from the U.S. Navy with a maximum value of up to $139 million over five years. CDI Marine is part of the company's CDI Government Services division, which provides staffing, engineeri...


Tech wages dip

May 20, 2008

Wages for technology professionals fell year-over-year in the first quarter, according to the Yoh index of technology wages released today. Tech wage growth reached a first-quarter low in February, falling 2.7% year-over-year, according to the index. "The drop in wages this quarter, coupled with...


Goodwill receives grant to place temps

May 20, 2008

Goodwill Industries International said it received a $173,320 grant to fund a national staffing services project from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The charitable organization plans to recruit and place workers into jobs on a temporary, temp-to-hire, or permanent basis. The project aims to...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

May 19, 2008

Here is a list of research reports released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - 2008 largest U.S. staffing firms list A total of 119 companies reported at least $100 million in U.S. staffing revenue in 2007, according to Staffing Industry Analysts' new list of largest U.S. staffing...


Westaff CFO, controller resign

May 19, 2008

The CFO and controller at Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) resigned, the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Senior VP and CFO Dawn Jaffray and VP and Controller Phillip Bland joined the company last August. Westaff hired the Financial Leadership Group LLC, a CFO s...


Potential Pomeroy buyer backs out

May 19, 2008

Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc. (NASD: PMRY) said Charlesbank Partners LLC withdrew its offer to buy the information technology services and staffing company. Pomeroy announced April 9 that Charlesbank and Pomeroy's founder and largest shareholder, David Pomeroy, had offered to buy the firm for $7.05 a...


Leading index rises 0.1%

May 19, 2008

The Conference Board reported its U.S. leading index of economic indicators rose 0.1% in April to 102.0. Based on revised data, the index increased 0.1% in March and fell 0.3% in February. Six of the 10 leading indicators that make up the leading index increased in April. They were stock prices,...


Latest Staffing Industry Report released

May 16, 2008

The May issue of the Staffing Industry Report newsletter is now available in PDF format at www.staffingindustry.com. To download a copy, click here. Top stories from this month's issue: -The list of the largest U.S. staffing firms -Temp staffing's long-term forecast -Staffing survey looks at who...