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ResCare buys special needs staffing firm

November 12, 2008

ResCare Inc. (NASD: RSCR), a provider of in-home care to the elderly and those with disabilities, announced it acquired Care Resources, a Baltimore-based staffing firm with $13 million in annual revenue. Care Resources provides special education teachers and aides, therapists, psychologists, soci...


Medicare changes could boost nurses' status

November 12, 2008

Medicare changes will make hospital revenue more dependent on nurses than in the past, according to a survey of 305 hospital chief nursing officers by AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS). Sixty-two percent of chief nursing officers said an ongoing Medicare effort to tie hospital reimbursemen...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

November 12, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts INSIGHT - Staffing's hottest (and coldest metros): update*Best: Baltimore, Virginia Beach, Houston*Worst: Phoenix, Detroit, Wichita*43% of metros contracting at accelerating pace For the full Insight, click here. BRIEFING - Economic indi...


Ciett and union sign memorandum

November 12, 2008

The International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett) and the UNI Global Union, a global network of unions, signed a memorandum of understanding to create a partnership and have dialog regarding temporary workers from staffing firms. The memorandum aims to promote decent working...


Pomeroy CEO resigning

November 11, 2008

Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc. (NASD: PMRY), a Hebron KY-based information technology services and staffing firm, said President and CEO Keith Coogan will step down effective Jan. 5 because of family health reasons. Christopher Froman will take over the president and CEO roles after Coogan's departure...


Office openings - Nelson, AVID, Cadre

November 11, 2008

The Nelson Family of Companies' Nelson & Associates division opened a new office in the Redwood Shores area of Redwood City CA to provide finance and accounting staffing. Steven Strawser will serve as branch manager. The Nelson Family of Companies also opened a new office in Hollister CA; it will...


CBS revenue slips, weak economy cited

November 11, 2008

Cincinnati-based staffing firm CBS Personnel Holdings Inc's third-quarter revenue fell 8.4% to $265.6 million, according to a 10-Q filling with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by its parent company, Compass Diversified Holdings (NASD: CODI). Demand for staffing services fell, primaril...


Revenue falls 17.1% at Command Center

November 11, 2008

Third-quarter revenue at Command Center Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI.OB) fell 17.1% to $21.9 million from $26.4 million in the same period last year. Chairman and CEO Glenn Welstad said the company was still able to post an operating profit of $194,477 despite tough economic conditions as a result of branch...


Groupe Crit revenue rises 0.4%

November 10, 2008

Groupe Crit, a French staffing and airport services firm, reported a 0.4% increase in third-quarter revenue to euro384.0 million (US$554.8 million) from euro382.5 million (US$) in the previous year. Groupe Crit ranked No. 15 on Staffing Industry Analysts' list of the world's largest staffing firm...


The Conference Board's employment index falls

November 10, 2008

The Conference Board's employment trends index fell to 105.3 in October from September's reading of 107.2. Year over year, October's reading is down 12%. "The sharp decline in the Employment Trends Index in recent months suggests we will experience even greater deterioration in the labor market i...