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Westaff signs new forbearance agreement

September 2, 2008

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) said Friday it entered into another forbearance agreement. The new agreement lasts through Sept. 30; a previous forbearance agreement with U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo Bank expired Aug. 26. "We agreed to this short-term forbearance while we continue to work with our banks t...

No Daily News on Monday

August 29, 2008

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published on Monday, Sept. 1, because of the Labor Day holiday. Look for your next issue on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

1347 - The year contingent labor was born?

August 29, 2008

The European plague in 1347 had devastating effects, but also changed the way people worked. Staffing Industry Analysts' Director of Research and Analysis Jon Osborne discusses in his Contingent Blog what happened then, and what lessons can be learned from that time today. To go to the blog, clic...

People - ExecuPharm, Resources Connection

August 29, 2008

ExecuPharm Inc., a King of Prussia PA-based pharmaceutical and clinical research staffing firm, named Lauri Sirabella as VP of clinical strategic business development. Sirabella has 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Resources Global Professionals, a subsidiary of Resources Co...

Firm encouraging its workers to start businesses

August 29, 2008

Valiant Technology Group, a Richardson TX-based information technology staffing firm, announced a program called "ValiantBridge" to help its salespeople start their own firms. It takes 24 months for a person to become vested in the program, and salespeople must meet sales goals, according to the...

Talent Tree buys direct hire firm

August 29, 2008

Talent Tree Inc. acquired Business Careers, a Seattle-based direct hire staffing company. Business Careers' Executive Director Ron Butler will remain with the company, as will its 58 staff members. It will continue to operate under the Business Careers brand. "We're looking forward to taking the...

Hear about issues hospitals are facing

August 28, 2008

Hear about the issues hospitals face today and how hospital executives will react to them during a panel discussion "The Outlook for Hospitals: What's in Store for Healthcare Providers?" at the Healthcare Staffing Summit scheduled for Sept. 8-10 in San Francisco. Summit attendees will also have a...

Jefferson Wells buys tax firm

August 28, 2008

Jefferson Wells, a subsidiary of Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), acquired The Gelber Organization, a New Jersey-based state and local tax consulting firm. Terms of the deal were not announced. "Jefferson Wells is in a unique position to enhance our client's tax functions with The Gelber Organization's...

Repeating - Good advice

August 28, 2008

When leaving a phone message, it's a good idea to repeat your phone number. Staffing Industry Analysts' Director of Research and Analysis Jon Osborne discusses phone messages in The Contingent Blog. To go to the blog, click here.

Olympia Flexgroup revenue flat

August 28, 2008

Revenue was essentially flat at Olympia Flexgroup AG, a staffing firm based in Düsseldorf, Germany. The company posted revenue of euro187.3 million (US$295.9 million) in the first half of 2008, down 0.2% from euro187.6 million in the first half of last year. First-half revenue rose 8.1% to euro1...