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EEOC Must Pay Staffing Firm’s Lawyers

25 April 2011

A federal judge in Michigan is requiring the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to pay $751,942 in attorneys’ fees for a staffing firm, according to a court order from March 31.

The EEOC sued Peoplemark Inc., a commercial staffing firm, on May 29, 2008, claiming the company had a policy against...

Employment Agency Owner Sentenced

25 April 2011

A staffing agency owner — Pili Chen, 56, of Norcross, Ga. — was sentenced to one year and four months in prison last week in a federal court in Georgia for recruiting and employing illegal aliens, the FBI reported.

The sentencing follows others in January and early April in related cases of owners...

Office Openings

25 April 2011

Resources Global Professional opens office in South Korea. Aerotek opens first South Dakota office. Futurestep opens centers in Australia and New Zealand. SNI Companies opens office in Houston.

Resources Global Professionals, a provider of staffing and other services, established a new office in Seoul,...

World - ManpowerGroup's profit surges due to European market

22 April 2011

Revenues were up by +23.7% from $4.1 billion in Q1 2010 to $5.1 billion in Q1 2011 at ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN), the world's third-largest staffing firm. In constant currency, revenues were up by +21.8%.

First quarter results for the three months ended 31 March 2011 reveal that gross profit was...

World - Robert Half's profits soar due to improved staffing market

22 April 2011

Revenues were up $737.2 million in Q1 2010 to $880.9 million in Q1 2011 at Robert Half International Inc. (RHI:NYQ), the US-quoted specialist staffing and risk consulting services group.

Interim results for the three months ended 31 March 2011 reveal that gross profit was up from $268.1 million in Q1...

France - Acca and Arcade merge to form Anveol

22 April 2011

Pre-Employment screening and recruitment agency Acca Evaluation and outsourcing specialist Arcade Conseil have merged to form Groupe Anveol, a new staffing agency, which provides the whole spectrum of staffing services across France.

Acca Evaluation was founded in 1997 whilst Arcade Conseil was founded...

OECD Countries - Gap between temporary and permanent employment needs to be reduced

22 April 2011

A new report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), shows that it is necessary for governments to reform employment laws in order to reduce the difference between workers on permanent contracts and those on temporary contracts.
Pier Carlo Padoan, the OECD's...

Germany - 28% of employers encourage older workers to stay on

22 April 2011

28% of German employers make a special effort to encourage older employees to stay with their companies for longer, according to new research carried out by staffing agency Randstad Germany.

33% of retailers and 25% of industrial companies make an effort to keep older personnel.

33% of large companies...

Russia – Expat managers are being replaced with locals

22 April 2011

Staffing agency Antal Russia (part of FiveTen group) has carried out a survey among 200 professionals in mid to senior level positions to find out what they thought about their foreign colleagues in an attempt to dispel any myths and establish opinions about expats.

1. Expats are more efficient than local...

Estonia - 4.7% would work abroad

22 April 2011

43,000 Estonians or 4.7% of the employable population are interested in finding work outside their country and have made preparations for this, according to a new survey commissioned by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Postimees newspaper reports.

43% of respondents said they plan to work in Finland, with...