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Contract watch - Stafflogix

February 5, 2008

Integrys Energy Group Inc., which operates Chicago natural gas utility Peoples Gas along with other utilities, selected Stafflogix Corp. as its exclusive vendor for temporary staffing and will use its vendor management system. Stafflogix, a Chicago-based, minority-owned staffing firm, had previou...


Hudson sells business, restates earnings

February 5, 2008

The Hudson Highland Group Inc. (NASD: HHGP) sold its energy and engineering staffing business to System One Holdings LLC. Hudson also announced fourth-quarter revenue of $290.5 million and restated 2006 and 2007 results due to a change in accounting for a 2005 acquisition. System One Holding is o...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

February 4, 2008

Here is a list of research reports, and citations to other research, released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Temporary Jobs Guidebook - 20 fast facts to remember Staffing Industry Analysts recently released its Temporary Jobs Guidebook, an evaluation of nearly 500 occupations...


Spherion survey finds worker confidence down

February 4, 2008

Worker confidence fell for the sixth straight month in January, according to Spherion Corp.'s (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index. The gauge dropped 3.4 points to 48.6 in January. Readings above 50 indicate a positive confidence level. The index is at its lowest level since the survey started i...


Financial results - Allied Healthcare International

February 4, 2008

Allied Healthcare International Inc. (NASD: AHCI)For the first quarter ended Dec. 31, 2007, compared with the same period in 2006. Revenue: $74.8 million, +11.8% Net income: $1.7 million, -12.2%


People - Monster, Express, Crdentia

February 4, 2008

Monster Worldwide Inc. (NASD: MNST) appointed retired Admiral Edmund Giambastiani Jr. to its board. Giambastiani served as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2005 to 2007, the nation's second highest-ranking military officer. Express Services Inc. promoted Fred Bartliff to VP of...


Most popular staffing stories

February 4, 2008

Here is a list of the most-viewed articles, blogs, and research on the Staffing Industry Analysts' Web site in January. Click on a headline to read the story. 1. For whom the Chimes toll 2. VMS marketplace profile 3. Axium International files for bankruptcy 4. Exotic cars, an actress, and Axium 5...


Manufacturing activity gains momentum

February 1, 2008

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector picked up in January from December, according to the Institute for Supply Management. Its key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing rose to 50.7 in January from 48.4 in December. It was the highest reading since August. Readings of more th...


Axium assets sold

February 1, 2008

The assets of Axium International Inc. were sold at a bankruptcy auction Thursday to Entertainment Partners for $7.05 million, bankruptcy trustee Howard Ehrenberg said. Axium, which filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy on Jan. 8, at one time owned Ensemble Chimes Global and was one of the top payroll s...


Monster net income rises 15.2%

February 1, 2008

Fourth-quarter net income at Monster Worldwide Inc. (NASD: MNST) rose 15.2% while fourth-quarter revenue increased 18.5%. The operator of the Monster career site posted net income of $45.0 million in the fourth quarter compared with $39.1 million a year ago. Revenue rose to $354.0 million in the...