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Office openings - Administaff, Judge, Fusion

March 26, 2008

Administaff Inc. (NYSE: ASF), a professional employer organization, opened a new office in Kansas City KS. "The Kansas City area is home to more than 80,000 small businesses, which we believe represents an ideal opportunity for expanding our presence in the Midwest," said Jay Mincks, executive VP...


Staffing firm underpaid workers by $2.9 million

March 26, 2008

A New York-based healthcare staffing company owes $2.9 million in back wages to 156 workers from the Philippines brought in on H-1B visas, the U.S. Department of Labor announced. The company, Advanced Professional Marketing Inc., was also assessed a civil penalty of $512,000 by the agency. The wo...


China ranks top in AESC survey

March 26, 2008

The Association of Executive Search Consultants said members of its BlueSteps career management services chose China as the as the most attractive market for career development. When asked which high-growth market the executives would relocate to for career advancement, 54.4% said China, 28.0% pi...


Security-cleared workers' salaries rise 6%

March 26, 2008

The average annual salary for professionals with U.S. government security clearances rose 6% to $72,803 in 2007, according to an annual survey by ClearanceJobs.com, a job board specializing in jobs requiring security clearances. The average salary last year was $68,139. Average salaries for secur...


ATC Healthcare says two past reports not reliable

March 25, 2008

ATC Healthcare Inc. (OTCBB: AHNA.PK) reported its financial statements for its quarter ended May 31, 2007, and fiscal year ended February 28, 2007, should not be relied upon, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company said it found accounts that were not p...


Manufacturing, service sectors to slow hiring

March 25, 2008

April hiring expectations for the manufacturing and service sectors are down year-over-year, according to the leading indicator of national employment index (LINE) report from the Society for Human Resource Management and Rutgers University. The index's survey found that 51.5% of manufacturers pl...


People - Right Management, Analysts International, Adea

March 25, 2008

Right Management, a division of Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), named Stephen Cohen as senior VP of global product management for the company's leadership development consulting practice. Cohen has held senior leadership roles at the Carlson Cos., Dove Consulting, Wilson Learning, and Harbridge House....


Consumer confidence dives lower

March 25, 2008

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index fell further in March following a sharp decline in February and remains at a five-year low. The index now stands at 64.5, down from 76.4 in February. "Looking ahead, consumers' outlook for business conditions, the job market, and their income prosp...


Fewer employers to hire new grads

March 24, 2008

Fewer employers plan to hire new college graduates this year, according to a survey by Monster Worldwide Inc. (NASD: MNST). Only 59% of employers plan to hire new graduates this year, down 17% year-over-year. In addition, 29% are unsure, almost twice as many as those who reported indecision in 20...


Majority of CIOs would listen to recruiter

March 24, 2008

More than half of chief information officers would entertain a call from a recruiter regarding a new job, according to a survey released by Harvey Nash USA, the U.S. division of London-based information technology staffing firm Harvey Nash Group PLC. Only 17% would not consider other jobs, 10% sa...