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CIOs to hire less, CFOs to hire more

September 3, 2008

Chief information officers in the United States plan to hire fewer people in the fourth quarter than the third, but chief financial officers increased their hiring plans, according to new surveys released today by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). In a survey of CIOs, 11% said they plan...

Kelly buys British staffing firm

September 2, 2008

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) acquired Toner Graham, a British finance and accounting staffing firm. Toner Graham provides personnel from mid-level manager to CFOs on direct hire or temporary basis. It was founded in 1994. Toner Graham's management team will remain with the company. "This acq...

Healthcare Summit starts next week

September 2, 2008

The 2008 Healthcare Staffing Summit begins next week, bringing together top healthcare staffing industry executives. Staffing Industry Analysts' Executive VP and Chief Analysts Barry Asin will kick off the summit with a description of the state of the healthcare staffing industry on Monday. The s...

Adecco strikes Dutch deal

September 2, 2008

Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, struck a deal to acquire DNC De Nederlanden Compagnie NV. If completed, the combined company would be the third-largest professional staffing firm in the Netherlands, according to Adecco. DNC provides staffing in information and communications technol...

Goodwill Group to change name

September 2, 2008

The Goodwill Group Inc., a Tokyo-based firm with staffing and other operations, said Friday it plans to change its name in October to Radia Holdings Inc. Shareholders must approve the change. The name change comes after turbulent times for the company. Charges over illegal dispatch of staff in Ja...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

September 2, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Engineering/design staffing growth update *Weak economy reducing demand*But oil and gas and alternative energy still going strong*Staffing Industry Analysts to downgrade sector For the Insight, click here. INSIGHT - Finance &...

U.S. manufacturing activity about flat

September 2, 2008

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector in August was about the same as in July, the Institute for Supply Management reported. The ISM's key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing, released today, registered 49.9 in August, nearly unchanged from 50.0 in July. Readings of more tha...

CareerBuilder.com buys French company

September 2, 2008

CareerBuilder.com acquired Lesjeudis.com, a Paris-based operator of six French job boards including an information technology job site. Lesjeudis also conducts job fairs. Terms of the deal were not been disclosed. Lesjeudis will keep its name, and CEO Cedric Barbier will remain with the company....

Westaff signs new forbearance agreement

September 2, 2008

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) said Friday it entered into another forbearance agreement. The new agreement lasts through Sept. 30; a previous forbearance agreement with U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo Bank expired Aug. 26. "We agreed to this short-term forbearance while we continue to work with our banks t...

No Daily News on Monday

August 29, 2008

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published on Monday, Sept. 1, because of the Labor Day holiday. Look for your next issue on Tuesday, Sept. 2.