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Office openings - Microtech, Career Management

May 14, 2008

The Microtech Staffing Group announced the opening of an office in Raleigh NC. The new office will go under the name Org-Chart Solutions and specialize in accounting placements. Career Management, an executive search firm specializing in the retail, catalog, and e-commerce industries, said it mov...


Command Center revenue off 13%

May 14, 2008

Command Center Inc.'s (OTCBB: CCNI.OB) first-quarter revenue fell 13.0% to $19.9 million from $22.9 million in the first quarter of last year. Gross margin slipped to 24.4% from 24.6%. "Similar to other staffing companies, we encountered a very difficult operating environment during the quarter,...


People - CHG, Heidrick, Adecco

May 14, 2008

CHG Healthcare Services, a Salt Lake City healthcare staffing firm, appointed Tyler Black as VP of allied health staffing for its CompHealth division. CompHealth provides temporary placements for allied healthcare professionals such as physician assistants and medical technologists. Black joined...


Real average weekly earnings fall by 0.5%

May 14, 2008

Real average weekly earnings fell by 0.5% month-over-month in April, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. A 0.1% increase in average hourly earnings was offset by a 0.3% decrease in average weekly hours and a 0.2% increase in th...


Survey - Small business growth keeps pace

May 13, 2008

Almost 78% of small businesses say their companies are growing as planned or at a faster rate than forecast at the start of the year, according to a business confidence survey released Monday by Administaff Inc. (NYSE: ASF), a Houston-based professional employer organization. The survey also foun...


Modis buys German IT firm

May 13, 2008

MPS Group Inc. (NYSE: MPS) said its Modis International division acquired Personality IT, an information technology staffing firm based in Stuttgart, Germany. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Continental Europe continues to be a key growth area for Modis International as we look to expand a...


Second-quarter GDP growth forecast at 0.2%

May 13, 2008

Economists projected only 0.2% growth in U.S. real gross domestic product this quarter, down from an estimate of 1.3% made three months ago, according to the latest Survey of Professional Forecasters released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Economists don't expect GDP to contra...


Randstad offer for Vedior shares is successful

May 13, 2008

Randstad Holding NV said today its offer for shares of Vedior NV was successful and a legal merger of the companies is the next step. Randstad's acquisition of Vedior will make it the second-largest staffing company in the world. "We regard this successful tender result as a vote of confidence in...


Awards - Bartech, TAC Automotive, Kforce

May 12, 2008

General Motors awarded the Bartech Group, a Livonia MI-based staffing firm, as its 2007 supplier of the year. The Bartech Group also received the award last year. Bartech Chairman and President Jon Barfield said General Motors was his company's first customer when it began in 1977. TAC Automotive...


Comsys lowers second-quarter profit estimate

May 12, 2008

Comsys IT Partners Inc. (NASD: CITP) lowered its estimated second-quarter net income to between $5.0 million to $6.0 million. The company had earlier projected second-quarter revenue in the range of $5.4 million to $6.4 million. Comsys said it reduced the estimate after it finalized its accountin...