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Expansions - Aerotek, CSI Companies

December 17, 2007

Aerotek Inc. opened its first Arkansas office in Lowell AR. The office places personnel in accounting and finance, call center, and corporate professional positions. It also provides technical and commercial staffing. The CSI Companies, a Jacksonville FL-based staffing firm, announced the openin...


Real average weekly earnings fall 0.4%

December 14, 2007

Real average weekly earnings fell 0.4% in November from October, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Earnings were hit by a 0.9% increase in the consumer price index for urban wager earners and clerical workers despite a 0.5% i...


Succession planning cited as biggest challenge

December 14, 2007

Three out of four C-level executives said succession planning was the most significant challenge for the future, according to a study released by the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation. Next was "providing leaders with the skills they need to be successful," at 71%. "Recruiting and...


Economic gauge slips lower

December 14, 2007

The growth rate for the Economic Cycle Research Institute's forward-looking gauge of the U.S. economy for the week ended Dec. 7 contracted 3.8%. ECRI's weekly leading index level fell to 138.0 from 138.2 in the prior period. The growth rate and level can move in opposite directions because the i...


Latest Staffing Industry Report released

December 14, 2007

The December issue of our Staffing Industry Report newsletter is now available in PDF form at www.staffingindustry.com. To download a copy, click here.


Comsys buys Atlanta IT consulting firm

December 13, 2007

Houston-based information technology staffing and services company Comsys IT Partners Inc. (NASD: CITP) said Wednesday it acquired Praeos Technologies Inc., a privately held Atlanta-based IT consulting firm. Terms of the deal were not announced, but Comsys said the acquisition will be accretive t...


Correction

December 13, 2007

Wednesday's issue of the Daily News incorrectly stated the U.S. Census Bureau's estimate of third-quarter revenue growth in employment services compared with the second quarter. Revenue in the category grew 0.4%.


Honors and Certifications

December 13, 2007

TechGroup Inc., a Spokane WA-based healthcare staffing company, announced it was certified by the Joint Commission for the Health Care Staffing Services program. MRI China Group, a member of MRINetwork, said it was awarded the CCH/China STAFF Recruitment Firm of the Year award for the third time...


Unemployment claims fall by 7,000

December 13, 2007

In the week ended Dec. 8, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 333,000, a decrease of 7,000, or 2%, from the previous week's revised figure of 340,000. The four-week moving average was 338,750, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week's revised average of 3...


National Technical Systems profit rises 54%

December 13, 2007

Third-quarter net income rose 54.3% at National Technical Systems Inc. (NASD: NTSC), a Calabasas CA-based provider of product testing and staffing services. The company reported net income of $631,000 in its fiscal third quarter ending Oct. 31 compared with $409,000 in the same period in the prio...