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U.S. service-sector activity falls

November 5, 2008

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector contracted in October following two months of growth, according to the Institute for Supply Management. The organization's nonmanufacturing index fell to a reading of 44.4 in October from 50.2 in September. Readings above 50 indicate expansion. The rea...

Staffing organizations elect leaders

November 5, 2008

The American Staffing Association and the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (CIETT) have elected new leaders. William Stoller was elected as chairman of the American Staffing Association. He is co-founder and vice chairman of Express Services Inc., the parent company of E...

Hudson names North America CEO

November 4, 2008

The Hudson Highland Group Inc. (NASD: HHGP), a Chicago-based staffing firm, named Stephan Carter as president and CEO of Hudson North America effective Dec. 1. Carter will oversee direction for the company's information technology, legal, financial solutions and recruitment and talent management...

QPS buys Personnel Resources

November 4, 2008

QPS Companies Inc., a privately held staffing firm based in Brookfield WI, said Monday it acquired Personnel Resources Inc., a staffing firm with offices in Beaver Dam and Richland Center WI. Terms of the transaction were not announced. Personnel Resources provides the same staffing services as Q...


November 4, 2008

In a Daily News item on Oct. 29, the growth rate for Kforce Inc.'s (NASD: KFRC) government solutions business was stated incorrectly. The company's government solutions business was up 17% on a year-over-year basis.

PEO revenue at ADP rises 18.4%

November 4, 2008

Professional employer organization revenue at Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NYSE: ADP) rose 18.4% to $277.1 million in its fiscal first quarter ended Sept. 30. The Roseland NJ-based company said the average number of worksite employees rose by 15.5% to approximately 190,000 compared with the sa...

Crain acquires Staffing Industry Analysts

November 4, 2008

Staffing Industry Analysts Inc. was acquired Monday by Crain Communications Inc., one of the largest privately held publishers in the U.S., with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. "We're excited because this gives us more resources to draw on to serve our clients, and because we're joi...

Number of online job ads unchanged

November 4, 2008

The number of U.S. jobs posted online in October was essentially unchanged, up by just 20,800, or 0.4%, from September to more than 4.4 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers from The Conference Board's measure of online help-wanted ads. The number of new ads, those listed for the firs...

Adecco revenue slips, sees difficult environment

November 4, 2008

Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, reported today third-quarter revenue fell 6% to euro5.10 billion (US$7.37 billion). And the company sees more challenging times ahead. "We anticipate a progressively more difficult environment in terms of revenue development," CEO Dieter Scheiff said....

Select eyes Westaff buy

November 3, 2008

Koosharem Corp., which does business as the Select Family of Companies, expressed interest in purchasing Walnut Creek CA-based Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF), according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Koosharem made three previous offers to buy Westaff, according to the f...