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Survey - Workload tops CFOs' concerns

June 19, 2008

More than a third of chief financial officers (35%) cite heavy workloads as the top workplace concern for finance and accounting professionals, according to a survey by Accountemps, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Job security ranked second, with 19% identifying it as th...


Leading index increases 0.1%

June 19, 2008

The Conference Board reported today its U.S. leading index of economic indicators rose 0.1% in May, and now stands at 102.1. The index rose 0.1% in April and was unchanged in March. Four of the 10 leading indicators increased in May. They were interest rate spread, stock prices, manufacturers' ne...


Staffing buyers take more time to pay

June 18, 2008

Staffing buyers took longer to pay in May than in the prior month, according to the Capital TempFunds credit index. The index fell to 102 in May from 107 in March. The index had been at 107 in May 2007. The higher the number, the faster clients are paying staffing firms.


CDI announces Kuwaiti joint venture

June 18, 2008

Philadelphia-based staffing and engineering services company CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) said it's forming a joint venture to create a Kuwait-based engineering, procurement and construction management firm. The partner in the venture is Emtiaz Engineering & Energy Holding, a firm focused on oil and gas...


USG division to work with UK firm

June 18, 2008

European staffing firm USG People said its Start People division signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Jark Recruitment, a United Kingdom-based staffing firm. More staffing clients are signing Europe-wide contracts and the deal confirms the two firms' cooperation, USG People said. Start P...


ZeroChaos buys Adecco division

June 18, 2008

ZeroChaos said today it acquired Adecco USA's PayWise Inc. division, a provider of payrolling services. Terms of the deal were not announced. "For 50 years, PayWise provided unique solutions and impeccable service to a host of venerable clients," said Harold Mills, CEO of ZeroChaos. "The newly ex...


Report - Some nurses make more than doctors

June 18, 2008

Nurses trained in administering anesthesia get higher pay, on average, than family physicians, according to a new report by Merritt, Hawkins & Associates, the physician placement division of AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NASD: AHS). The average salary offered to family physicians is $172,000, com...


Report - Health costs to get higher

June 17, 2008

Increases in medical costs slowed over the past five years, but that trend may be ending. A report by the PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute said medical costs will grow 9.9% this year and 9.6% in 2009. Rising medical costs are worrisome for employers and workers, according to Price...


Survey - IT workers still tough to find

June 17, 2008

It's just as difficult, or more difficult, to find skilled information technology workers this year compared with last year, according to 77% of CIOs polled by Robert Half Technology, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Fifty-two percent cited a shortage of qualified IT work...


Judge Group names international president

June 17, 2008

The Judge Group, a Philadelphia-based staffing firm, appointed Bryan Rishforth as president of Judge International. Rishforth will be responsible for building the company's international business, which has an initial focus on China, India, Canada and Europe. Rishforth founded R&R Global Partners...