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People - AMN Healthcare, SeatonCorp

April 22, 2008

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS) said Douglas Wheat was elected chairman of the board. Wheat has served as a director on AMN's board since November 1999 and is currently chairman of Challenger Capital Group Ltd. SeatonCorp, a Chicago-based staffing firm, appointed Patrick Beharelle as COO...


Loss narrows at Analysts International

April 22, 2008

The first-quarter loss narrowed at Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANLY). The Minneapolis-based information technology staffing company reported a loss of $1.0 million for the most recent quarter, compared with $2.0 million a year ago. Analysts International said the loss includes special cha...


Manpower lists toughest jobs to fill

April 22, 2008

Engineers rank as the hardest jobs to fill, according to a list of the 10 hardest jobs to fill by Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN). Sales representatives had topped last year's list, but slipped to No. 5 this year. After engineers, the other top 10 hardest-to-fill jobs this year, in order, are machinist...


Kelly net income falls 30.9%

April 22, 2008

First-quarter profit at Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) fell 30.9% amid the continuing slowdown in the U.S. economy. The Troy MI-based staffing giant posted first-quarter net income of $8.2 million, down from $11.9 million in the first quarter of 2007. First-quarter revenue rose 2.8% to $1.39 b...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

April 21, 2008

Here is a list of research reports released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Temporary staffing long-term forecast The purpose of this Insight is to forecast U.S. temporary staffing revenue growth through 2016, by adapting data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest 10...


People - Strategic Staffing Solutions, ClearPoint

April 21, 2008

Strategic Staffing Solutions Inc., a Detroit-based information technology staffing firm, named Amy Vasquez as executive VP. She will have an office at the company's Detroit headquarters and in its Atlanta branch. Vasquez previously served as president of the IT services division of Management Dec...


U.S. workers earn median of $719 per week

April 21, 2008

Full-time workers in the United States had median weekly earnings of $719 in the first quarter of 2008, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, an increase of 3.8% from a year ago. Full-time workers over 25 years old without high school diplomas had median weekly earnings of $435, compared...


Volt buys South American firm

April 21, 2008

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE: VOL) acquired Advice Consulting, a Montevideo, Uruguay, company that does retained search and consulting. Terms of the deal were not announced. "Being a part of Volt will provide us with an important base of new corporate clients, more and better financial re...


Cascade buys travel nurse provider

April 18, 2008

Cascade Healthcare Services LLC announced that it acquired qShift Travel Nurses, a Colorado Springs CO-based, national provider of travel nurses. Terms of the deal were not announced. "Acquiring qShift fulfills our strategy to expand beyond our current offerings of per diem staffing, training, an...


Index remains in recession territory

April 18, 2008

The growth rate for the Economic Cycle Research Institute's forward-looking gauge of the U.S. economy for the week ended April 11 contracted 10.2%. ECRI's weekly leading index (WLI) level was 132.0, up from the prior period's reading of 131.9. The index and growth rate can move in opposite direct...