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Yoh tech wage index holds steady

August 21, 2008

Wages for technology professionals held steady in the second quarter, according to the Yoh index of technology wages released today by technology staffing firm Yoh. The tech wage index rose 0.9% year-over-year in the last week of the second quarter to an index level of 112.40. The index is based...


Leading index slips 0.7%

August 21, 2008

The Conference Board's U.S. leading index of economic indicators fell 0.7% in July, and now stands at 101.2. The six-month change in the index is -0.9% for an annual rate change of about -1.8%. That's up from the -3.4% annual rate at the end of the first quarter. However, The Conference Board sai...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

August 21, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Travel nurse staffing growth update *Supply constraints challenge growth*Demand up overall, strong in California, weak in Florida*We project modest growth in 2008 for travel nursing For the Insight, click here.


A little market research •

August 20, 2008

Hinda Chalew, VP of marketing at Staffing Industry Analysts, discusses how to go about market research and inspiration from a French class in The Contingent Blog. To read the blog, click here.


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

August 20, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Allied health staffing growth update *Allied trends unchanged overall, but growth varies based on specialty*Health information management, physical therapy, and rehab showing strong growth*Radiology continues to suffer from lo...


HireRight shareholders OK USIS deal

August 20, 2008

HireRight Inc. (NASD: HIRE) said Monday its shareholders approved the proposed sale to US Investigations Services LLC (USIS). Shareholders will receive $19.75 per share in the deal, valuing the transaction at around $227.9 million. Irvine CA-based HireRight provides pre-employment background chec...


Paranet buys IT firms

August 20, 2008

Paranet Solutions LLC, a Dallas-based information technology services and staffing firm, acquired Abacus Technical Services Inc. and Knowledge Tranzfer Inc., both based in Dallas. Abacus provides IT staffing across the U.S.; Knowledge Tranzfer provides IT services. Terms of the transactions were...


Skilled Group revenue rises 39%

August 20, 2008

Australian staffing firm Skilled Group Limited reported a 39% increase in full-year revenue to AUS$1.93 billion (US$1.86 billion) in its fiscal year ended June 30, 2008. Skilled Group, based near Melbourne, Australia, made four acquisitions during the year, including Offshore Marine Services, a s...


Why do recruiters fail?

August 19, 2008

"Why Recruiters Fail ' and What to Do About It" is just one of the topics to be covered at the upcoming Healthcare Staffing Summit Sept. 8-10 in San Francisco. Summit attendees will have a chance to learn about a host of other healthcare staffing topics as well. The annual Healthcare Summit bring...


People - Westaff, Impellam

August 19, 2008

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF), a Walnut Creek CA-based staffing firm with national and international operations, promoted Rob Kinnard to senior accounting manager and Peggy Davis to franchise accounting manager. Kinnard was formerly franchise accounting manager; Davis formerly served as senior accoun...