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Adecco revenue down in July, August

September 25, 2008

Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, said revenue fell 3% in the first two months of the third quarter, excluding the impact of trading days, currency and acquisitions. The company made the announcement today during its investor event in New York. Adecco said it believes weak markets wil...


Report - Jobless claims highest since 2001

September 25, 2008

The advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 493,000 for the week ending Sept. 20, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The Associated Press said the number was the highest since November 2001. The Department of Labor said Hurricanes Gustav and Ike helped pus...


Pinnacle Staffing Group experiences shakeup

September 25, 2008

Pinnacle Staffing Group PLC, a Luton, England-based healthcare staffing firm, said today its CEO, Jacqui Skinner, has resigned. The company also said non-executive Chairman Richard Aitken-Davies has stepped down as have non-executive directors Trevor Jones and Ewan Gowrie. Non-executive director...


Contract watch - Pinstripe

September 24, 2008

Pinstripe Inc., a Brookfield WI-based recruitment process outsourcing firm, said it was chosen by CUNA Mutual Group to operate a talent acquisition program for its locations across the U.S., including its headquarters in Madison WI and call center in Fort Worth TX. CUNA is a provider of financial...


September's Marketing Blog - What do you do when the temporary person doesn't show up?

September 24, 2008

What do you do when a temporary doesn't show up? Staffing Industry Analysts' VP of Marketing Hinda Chalew writes on the subject in The Contingent Blog. For more, click.


People - MPS, ADP, Monster, Yoh

September 24, 2008

MPS Group Inc. (NYSE: MPS) said Robert Crouch joined its board of directors. Crouch has been VP, treasurer and CFO of MPS since joining the company in November 1995. MPS is a Jacksonville FL-based professional staffing firm. Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NYSE: ADP) said Chief Operating Officer...


Staffing firm owner gets 78 months in prison

September 24, 2008

A staffing firm owner was sentenced Tuesday to 78 months in prison for paying more than $40 million in cash wages to avoid taxes and workers' comp premiums, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts reported. The staffing firm owner, Aimee King McElroy of North Dartmouth MA, al...


Survey - Fewer expect hiring increases for year

September 23, 2008

A study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that fewer employers expect hiring activity to increase in 2008. Of the 600 firms surveyed, 36% expected hiring activity to increase in 2008. That compares with 43% who expected hiring activity to increase when asked in 2007. Media...


CIBER strikes deal to buy Indian firm

September 23, 2008

CIBER Inc. (NYSE: CBR) struck a deal to acquire Iteamic Pvt. Ltd, an information technology services firm based in Bangalore, India. Terms of the deal were not announced. Iteamic was formed in 2003. It has estimated 2009 revenue of between $7 million and $8 million and approximately 200 employees...


Certifications - Delta Flex, Workway

September 23, 2008

Delta Flex Travelers received the gold seal of approval for healthcare staffing services from the Joint Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations. Delta Flex Travelers is part of The Delta Companies, a Dallas-based group of staffing firms. Workway Nursing Corp. announced that its L...