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Former ECG president joins eWork

January 16, 2008

Workway has appointed Ensemble Chimes Global's former president Michael Werblun as the CEO of eWork. The assets of eWork were acquired by 100 Spears LLC, a group of investors that includes Burbank CA-based staffing firm Workway, it was announced on Jan. 3. Werblun left ECG prior to it and its pa...


Staffing firm owner to pay $4.2 million, gets prison

January 16, 2008

A staffing firm owner was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay $4.2 million in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas announced Tuesday. Bruce Alexander Brown, owner of Excell Personnel Inc., had been indicted...


Report - Embattled PEO's exec asked to leave council

January 16, 2008

The president of Raleigh NC professional employer organization The Castleton Group, Suzanne Clifton, was asked step down from the North Carolina Professional Employer Organization Advisory Council, the Raleigh NC-based News & Observer newspaper reported. The Castleton Group ceased operating on...


Arcadia names new CFO

January 16, 2008

Arcadia Resources Inc. (AMEX: KAD) named Matthew Middendorf as its new CFO to succeed interim CFO Lynn Fetterman on Feb. 1. Fetterman has been interim CFO since February 2007 and will remain with the company until the end of his employment agreement on May 24. Middendorf has served as a consult...


Report - ECG to be auctioned off

January 16, 2008

The assets of defunct vendor management system Ensemble Chimes Global will be auctioned in bankruptcy court on Jan. 23 with an opening bid of $7.5 million, The Los Angeles Times reported today. The opening bidder is Barry Olson, former president of Chimes. Axium International Inc. bought the Ch...


TeamStaff loss narrows

January 16, 2008

Healthcare staffing firm TeamStaff Inc. on Tuesday reported a net loss of $1.9 million in the fourth quarter ended Sept. 30 compared to a net loss of $17.2 million in the same period in the prior year. Somerset NJ-based TeamStaff also said fourth-quarter revenue fell 5.3% to $16.5 million comp...


New additions to Staffing Industry Analysts' home page

January 16, 2008

Staffing Industry Analysts made some changes to its home page that affects you. Note that the Daily News is now on the left side of the home page. The Daily News is now easier to view, with more stories at a glance. Also note a new section on the home page — "Topic Spotlight." Topic Spotlight is...


CEO confidence hits seven-year low

January 15, 2008

The Conference Board's measure of CEO confidence fell to a seven-year low of 39 in the fourth quarter of 2007, down from 44 in the third quarter. The last time the measure dropped below 40 was in the final quarter of 2000 when it sunk to 31. "Given continued trouble in the housing and credit mar...


Office openings - Command Center, AccountAbilities

January 15, 2008

Command Center Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI.OB) said it opened three new branches in Rancho Cordova CA, Crawfordsville IN, and Laurel MD. The company currently operates 79 branches in 22 states. Chairman and CEO Glenn Welstad said the company plans to open 20 or more new locations this year. AccountAbiliti...


People - Manpower, Sapphire

January 15, 2008

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) named Emma van Rooyen as VP of global marketing effective Feb. 15 and Ken Hunt as senior VP and chief legal officer in December 2007. Van Rooyen will take charge of all parts of the marketing mix from advertising to market research. She comes to Manpower from Deloitte Co...