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ClearPoint loss widens in transition

April 16, 2008

ClearPoint Business Resources Inc. (NASD: CPBR), a Chalfont PA-based staffing and vendor management system company, posted a wider net loss for the fourth quarter of 2007. This was despite an increase in revenue as it moved ahead with plans to become a staffing franchisor, according to its annual...


People - Workway, Spring, Futurestep, Crdentia

April 15, 2008

Workway, a Burbank CA-based staffing firm, named Roger Iris as the company's president. Iris was promoted to the post from the position of senior VP responsible for marketing and business development at Workway. "Iris continues to be instrumental in enabling Workway to expand our business and fur...


The Caldwell Partners earnings slip

April 15, 2008

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL.A), a Canadian executive search firm, said net earnings fell 34.0% to C$211,912 (US$216,577) in its fiscal second quarter ended Feb. 29, 2008. In the same period last year, it posted net earnings of C$321,134. The company said its legal fees incr...


Search exec, worker indicted

April 15, 2008

A former Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) executive and a former employee at the executive search firm have been indicted on federal criminal charges. However, the former executive, David Nosal, denied the allegations and said he plans to fight them. According to several reports, Nosal w...


Report - Adecco may be eyeing USG

April 15, 2008

Speculation that Adecco SA may buy USG People, one of the largest staffing firms in the Netherlands, prompted USG's stock to rise by as much as 5% in trading today, Reuters reported. Adecco is the world's largest staffing firm. Separately, the world's third-largest staffing firm, Randstad Holding...


Vedior buys share of U.K. sales staffing firm

April 14, 2008

Vedior NV said it acquired a 70% interest in Pareto Law PLC, a Wilmslow, England-based firm that specializes in the direct hire placement of university-level graduates in sales jobs in the United Kingdom. Terms of the deal were not announced. Pareto had sales of GBP8.5 million (US$16.9 million) i...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

April 14, 2008

Here is a list of research reports released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Staffing mergers and acquisitions rise in first quarter Staffing industry merger and acquisition activity rose slightly in the first quarter despite the background of growing economic gloom. This Insigh...


CEO confidence sinks lower

April 14, 2008

The Conference Board's measure of CEO confidence fell to 38 in the first quarter of this year, its weakest reading since the fourth quarter of 2000 when it was at 31. "CEOs' assessment of current conditions suggests we're still mired in a period of extremely slow growth, and while their short-ter...


Awards - Volt, Nelson, Delta

April 11, 2008

The co-founder and executive VP of Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE: VOL), Jerome Shaw, was chosen as an Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient by the National Coalition of Organizations. Shaw "is being recognized for his enduring commitment to programs that promote the diversification of the...


Certifications and memberships

April 11, 2008

Dependable Staffing Services of San Bernardino CA was awarded the gold seal of approval for healthcare staffing services by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Five professional employer organizations received workers compensation risk management best practices cert...