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Legal and legislative

May 23, 2008

President Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act on Wednesday, a law designed to prevent employers and insurers from discriminating on the basis of genetic information. Reuters reported the law prohibits employers from using genetic information in hiring or firing as well as in...

Pomeroy founder bids again for firm

May 23, 2008

Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc. (NASD: PMRY) said it received a new offer from its founder and largest shareholder, David Pomeroy, to buy it. Pomeroy joined with private equity firm ComVest Investment Partners III LP to buy the information technology services and staffing company for $6 a share, accord...

No economic upturn indicated yet

May 23, 2008

The growth rate for the Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index (WLI) level of the U.S. economy for the week ended May 16 fell to 133.1 from the prior period's reading of 133.4. Lower index levels indicate a slowing economy. "The WLI slipped again, but its smoothed growth rate re...

No Daily News on Monday

May 23, 2008

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published on Monday, May 26, because of the Memorial Day holiday. Look for your next issue on Tuesday, May 27.

May's marketing blog

May 23, 2008

Hinda Chalew, VP of marketing at Staffing Industry Analysts, writes on the value of blogs by executives, and offers tips on how to start one at your firm. Click here for more.

People - Delta, Wilson

May 22, 2008

The Delta Companies promoted Antonio Pedroza to director of the allied recruiting division of its Liquid Medical Recruiting business. Pedroza began with Liquid Medical Recruiting as a recruiter in September 2006. Wilson Employment Networks, a Concord NH staffing firm, promoted Joseph Wentworth to...

Jobless claims fall by 9,000

May 22, 2008

In the week ended May 17, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 365,000, a decrease of 9,000, or 2.4%, from the previous week's revised figure of 374,000. The four-week moving average was 372,250, an increase of 5,000 from the previous week's revised average o...

Mass layoffs decline in April

May 22, 2008

Employers took 1,308 mass layoff actions in April, down 16.7% from March, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of initial unemployment claims associated with mass layoff actions fell 14.8% in April to 133,914. The industry with...

Allbecon Olympia revenue rises

May 22, 2008

Allbecon Olympia AG, a staffing company based in Dusseldorf, Germany, reported a 2.2% increase in first-quarter revenue to euro92.1 million (US$145.5 million). Sales rose in the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and Poland, but fell in Germany, Spain and Portugal, the company said. Allbecon Olympia...

Kelly Services names CFO

May 21, 2008

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) named Patricia Little as its new CFO. The company announced the appointment today, but Little officially takes over July 1. She comes to Kelly after serving as general auditor of the Ford Motor Company. Little has also served as co-director of Ford's global pensi...