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Nasdaq puts Westaff on notice

September 17, 2008

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF), a Walnut Creek-based commercial staffing firm, could face delisting from Nasdaq if it doesn't get the bid price of its shares above the minimum-required $1 per share, the company said Tuesday. Nasdaq gave Westaff until March 9 to raise its share price. The company said...

WallStJobs.com says activity up amid turbulence

September 17, 2008

WallStJobs.com said Tuesday it recorded a 17% rise in the number of new and updated candidates on its job site just two days after this week's tremors in the financial services industry that included Lehman Brothers Holdings' bankruptcy. New York-based WallStJobs.com also reported an increase in...

Contract Watch - Manpower, EdgeTech

September 17, 2008

Manpower Inc.'s (NYSE: MAN) Manpower Business Solutions unit was chosen as the global recruitment process outsourcing provider by Key Safety Systems, a manufacturer and supplier to the auto industry of safety components, such as seat belts. The RPO program will manage the direct and temporary hir...

Adecco no longer plans Michael Page offer

September 16, 2008

Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, reported today it's no longer considering an offer for Michael Page International PLC, a London-based professional staffing firm. "Adecco has concluded that it will not be able to agree to a combination on terms acceptable to both Adecco and the board...

Office openings - Aerotek, Judge, SkillStorm

September 16, 2008

Aerotek opened a new office in Amherst NY citing business growth in the surrounding Rochester NY area. Aerotek already has New York offices in New York, Melville and Rochester. Aerotek provides technical and engineering staffing, and it's part of the Allegis Group. The company also signed a lease...

Real earnings rise 0.6% in August

September 16, 2008

Real average weekly earnings rose 0.6% in August from July, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The increase stemmed from a 0.4% increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.2% decrease in the consumer price index for...

Gevity CEO gets work OK

September 16, 2008

The chairman and CEO of Gevity HR Inc. (NASD: GVHR), Michael Lavington, received work authorization from the U.S. government, the company announced today. Lavington was named CEO in October 2007, and his appointment was subject to the authorization. Lavington is a citizen of the United Kingdom. H...

Latest Staffing Industry Report released

September 16, 2008

The September issue of the Staffing Industry Report newsletter is now available in PDF format at www.staffingindustry.com. To download a copy, click here. Top stories from this month's issue: *Diversity staffing list includes 65 companies*Staffing execs' median total pay hits $1.1 million*Secon...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

September 16, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Retained search growth update *Revenue growth remains restrained*Weakness in financial services a common denominator*Staffing Industry Analysts to downgrade sector For the Insight, click here.

People - Cross Country, Adecco

September 15, 2008

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) said Carol Westfall, president of its Cejka Search subsidiary, will retire in March. Westfall spent 22 years at the company, including eight as president. Cejka Search is Cross Country's physician and healthcare executive search arm. Adecco SA, the world...