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Belgium – Investment bank sells stake in staffing firm Accent Jobs for €21.8 million

16 May 2012

The Belgian investment company Gimv said on Tuesday that it has sold its stake in one of Belgium’s fastest growing staffing firms Accent Jobs, receiving €21.8 million for the sale to the French private equity firm Naxicap.Staffing Industry Analysts reported in February that Gimv was looking to ex...


US – Corporate Resource Revenue Up 18%

15 May 2012

Revenue rose 17.5 percent at Corporate Resource Services Inc. (OTCBB: CRRS.OB) to $144.1 million in its fiscal second quarter ended March 3, 2012, from $122.6 million in the second quarter of the previous year, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Revenue in the...


Netherlands – Temporary billings down as GDP contracts

15 May 2012

There are still no good news for the temporary staffing industry in the Netherlands as temporary billings continued to drop in April, reports the Federation of Private Employment Agencies (ABU) today.This comes after the EU's statistics office Eurostat today said that Dutch economic output contra...


US – Employment Services Index Rises

14 May 2012

Prices for staffing services rose on a year-over-year basis in April. The U.S. producer price index for employment services rose 1.1 percent on a year-over-year basis in April to a reading of 126.8, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.The index tracks the change...


US – Court Upholds Verdict Against Staffing Firm

14 May 2012

An appeals court upheld a jury verdict against Texas-based staffing firm Service Temps Inc., which does business as Smith Personnel Solutions, in a disability discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported.The staffing firm allegedly refused to hire Jacquelyn Mo...


Germany – Temporary agency must pay €1.4 million in CGZP court ruling

14 May 2012

A temporary employment agency in the Western German town of Worms has to pay €1.4 million in outstanding social contributions for temporary workers who the firm had hired between 2006 and 2009.The temporary workers were on contracts signed by the staffing firm with the former Christian Unions (CG...


US – Cross Country Replacing Lost MSP Deal

10 May 2012

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) reported the loss of a large managed service provider contract in September contributed to lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue in the company’s nurse and allied staffing segment. However, the company cited a new, large MSP deal from a national heal...


US – Randstad to Pay $60,000 in EEOC Suit

10 May 2012

Randstad US agreed to pay $60,000 to settle a disability bias lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported today. The company allegedly refused to hire Jason O’Dell at its Frederick, Md., branch because of his disability; O’Dell suffered from Asperger’s syndrome, according t...


World – Kelly Q1 revenue up despite weak European market

10 May 2012

First-quarter results at staffing company Kelly-Services (KELYA:NSQ) beat market expectations as weaker performance across Europe and Asia was offset by sustained demand in North America.“We are pleased to report solid quarterly performance in spite of the economic challenges that continue to tes...


US – PEO Operator Pleads Guilty in $120 Million Case

9 May 2012

A professional employer organization executive pleaded guilty last week in a criminal fraud lawsuit that alleged a “pyramiding” scheme that left more than $120 million in unpaid taxes, according to the IRS and filings from federal court in Texas.The executive, John D. Walker of San Antonio, held...