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Ex-Vedior chief joining Empresaria board

July 11, 2008

London-based staffing firm Empresaria Group PLC said Thursday that Zach Miles, former chairman and CEO of Vedior NV, will join its board effective Oct. 1. Miles replaces Tim Sheffield, who is stepping down after 12 years. Miles stepped down from Vedior last year. He was replaced by Louis Willem "...


California bill would clarify temp pay

July 11, 2008

A bill in California clarifying when temporary agencies must pay their workers was presented on Thursday to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for his signature, the American Staffing Association, which promoted the bill, reported. The bill, SB 940, makes clear that temporary workers will be considered t...


Kelly buying Randstad's Portuguese operations

July 11, 2008

Kelly Services Inc. said today it's buying the Portuguese operations of Randstad Holding NV. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition needs approval from the European Commission, but it's expected to close this quarter. The deal includes 13 branch offices and 15 on-site locations. Th...


Hiring of grads holds steady

July 11, 2008

The uncertain economy isn't affecting hiring plans for new graduates, according to a worldwide survey by Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY). Sixty-five percent of executives said their companies plan to hire recent graduates this year. In addition, 35% say they are hiring the same number a...


Canadian employment cools slightly

July 11, 2008

Employment in Canada edged down by 5,000 jobs in June, remaining roughly flat, with total employment at around 17.1 million, Statistics Canada reported today. The country lost 39,200 full-time jobs, but gained 34,200 part-time jobs. In Ontario, employment fell by almost 24,000 jobs in June, accor...


Latest Staffing Industry Report released

July 11, 2008

The July issue of the Staffing Industry Report newsletter is now available in PDF format at www.staffingindustry.com. To download a copy, click here. Top stories from this month's issue: -The 25% Club list of the fastest-growing privately held staffing firms. -Staffing industry growth forecast -V...


Talent Technology buys PeopleFilter firm

July 10, 2008

Recruiting software firm Talent Technology Corp. acquired Profind Inc., provider of the PeopleFilter applicant tracking system. PeopleFilter will continue to be based in Arlington Heights IL and Kevin Harrison, president of PeopleFilter Technology, will join the Talent Technology management team....


People

July 10, 2008

Paul Buonaiuto was named CEO of Candidates on Demand Group Inc., a New York-based search firm. Buonaiuto was previously a practice head at CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI). Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) named three new executives to its Frankfurt, Germany, office. They include Christian Groh, wh...


CEO confidence edges up

July 10, 2008

The Conference Board's measure of CEO confidence rose one point to 39 in the second quarter from 38 in the first quarter. Less than 7% of CEOs said economic conditions had improved, according to The Conference Board's survey, but that's up from 3% in the first quarter. Twenty-four percent of CEOs...


Jobless claims drop 14%

July 10, 2008

In the week ended July 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 346,000, a decrease of 58,000, or 14.4%, from the previous week's figure of 404,000. The four-week moving average was 380,500, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week's average of 390,500.