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European Commission OKs Spring buy

October 16, 2009

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The European Commission approved Adecco SA's acquisition of British staffing firm Spring Group PLC, saying the merger wouldn't harm competition in the European Economic Area. Spring had sales of GBP516.5 million (US$747.9 million) in 2008, including North American revenue of GBP54.1 million (US$78.3...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

October 16, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. To access the research, please go to www.staffingindustry.com.

Staffing Industry Report, Oct. 2009, Vol. XX, No. 10 Full PDF
*List of diversity staffing firms
*Staffing revenue set to contract 26% in 2009
*Industry internal employment falls...


Senate Finance Committee OKs healthcare bill

October 16, 2009

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The Senate Finance Committee approved its version of healthcare reform legislation on Tuesday. Its proposal would require some employers who don't provide health insurance to pay. However, any healthcare reform proposal remains a long way from becoming law, and the American Staffing Association and...


Manhattan receives highest pay

October 16, 2009

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New York County, which includes the New York City borough of Manhattan, posted the highest average weekly wage of all U.S. counties in the first quarter of 2009 at $2,149, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. San Mateo County CA ranked second at $1,786.

The county with the lowest weekly...


Survey participants to receive staffing report

October 16, 2009

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Receive a complimentary 30-plus page report on the current pulse of the U.S. staffing industry for participating in a 10-minute survey.

If you offer temporary staffing, direct hire, retained search, temp-to-hire, professional employer organization/staff leasing, or outplacement in the U.S., you are...


IT organizations cut contractor use

October 16, 2009

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Information technology organizations cut the number of contractors used by 12% in 2009 from 2008 but held on to internal staff, according to an analysis by the CIO Executive Board, part of the Corporate Executive Board.

In 2010, IT budgets are slated to remain flat, according to the analysis, which...


Manhattan receives highest pay

October 16, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

New York County, which includes the New York City borough of Manhattan, posted the highest average weekly wage of all U.S. counties in the first quarter of 2009 at $2,149, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. San Mateo County CA ranked second at $1,786.

The county with the lowest weekly...


Nurses in Partnership buys Spokane firm

October 15, 2009

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Nurses in Partnership Inc., an Agoura Hills CA-based healthcare staffing firm, announced it acquired TechGroup Inc., an allied healthcare staffing firm based in Spokane WA. The deal closed Oct. 8. Terms of the transaction were not announced.

TechGroup's founder, Royce Drye, is returning to head up the...


Jobless claims fall by 10,000

October 15, 2009

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The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 10,000, or 1.9%, to 514,000 in the week ended Oct. 10 from the previous week's revised number of 524,000, the U.S .Department of Labor reported today.

The four-week moving average of claims fell by 9,000, or 1.7%, to 531,500 from the...


Firm hiring 700 temps for BMW

October 15, 2009

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Augusta GA-based staffing firm MAU and its Tier One Solutions division held a job fair Wednesday to hire up to 700 temporary workers for the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg SC. MAU said pay for the jobs started at $13 an hour for the day shift and $14 per hour for the night shift.

MAU (Management...