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Michael Page profit rises 55.4%

March 4, 2008

Full-year 2007 profit rose 55.4% at Michael Page International PLC to GBP101.7 million (US$203.2 million) from GBP65.4 million in 2006.  Revenue at the London-based staffing company rose 28.1% to GBP831.6 million (US$1.66 billion) in 2007 from GBP649.1 million in 2006. The company's Americas reve...


Analysts International net loss widens

March 4, 2008

A series of special charges resulted in a wider net loss at Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANLY). The Minneapolis-based information technology staffing company posted a fourth-quarter net loss of $13.0 million, up from a net loss of $534,000 in the fourth quarter of 2006. The company said th...


Express Employment Professionals is new name

March 4, 2008

Express Services Inc. announced that it's changing its name to Express Employment Professionals. The new name is designed to reflect all staffing services as well as human resources and payroll services. "This new focus will allow us to improve our offerings to our customers, employees, and franc...


Adecco fourth-quarter profit falls 29%

March 4, 2008

Fourth-quarter net income fell 29% at Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, while revenue rose 2%. However, the Swiss firm said U.S, and Canadian fourth-quarter revenue fell 15% year-over-year, and it plans to invest euro20 million in the countries. Adecco had a euro64 million tax benefit...


Cross Country profit slips in fourth quarter

March 4, 2008

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) reported a 3.2% decline in net income for the fourth quarter to $7.3 million from $7.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2006. Fourth-quarter revenue, however, rose 3.4% to $181.7 million from $175.7 million in the same period in the previous year at the...


Report - Manufacturing ratchets down

March 3, 2008

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector contracted in February, according to the Institute for Supply Management. Its key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing slipped to 48.3 in February from 50.7 in January. Readings of more than 50 indicate the economy is expanding. The emplo...


Think Grey

March 3, 2008

The baby boomer population is retiring, there is a dip in the number of younger workers due to declining birth rates, 19% of the workforce will be 55 and older by 2012. What does all this mean for the staffing industry? Click here to read our blog.


People - ATS Services, Workway

March 3, 2008

ATS Services, a Jacksonville FL-based staffing company, named Delores Kesler as chairperson of its board and Roy Cannon as a board member. Kesler founded ATS in 1977, the company later grew and several divisions merged and ultimately became the MPS Group (NYSE: MPS). The divisions that did not me...


MyBizOffice renames itself MBO Partners

March 3, 2008

MyBizOffice Inc. is renaming itself MBO Partners. The Herndon VA-based firm connects independent contractors with companies and allows contractors to run their business within the MBO umbrella. "For years we have been referred to as MBO, and the message has been clear," said President and CEO Gen...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

March 3, 2008

Here is a list of research reports, and citations to other research, released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - 2008-2009 Staffing Industry ForecastIn 2007, the staffing industry experienced its weakest growth in four years. The commercial side of temporary staffing saw a decline...