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Staffing firm now Olympia Flexgroup

June 5, 2008

European staffing firm Allbecon Olympia AG will change its name to Olympia Flexgroup, the company announced this week. The name change will take effect immediately, CEO Marcel Slaghekke said. Shareholders approved the name during the company's annual meeting on June 2.

ADP report says U.S. added 40,000 jobs

June 4, 2008

The United States added 40,000 private-sector nonfarm jobs in May, on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the national employment report released today by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NYSE: ADP). The report also revised upward its count of jobs gained in April to 13,000 from 10,000. Empl...

Volt staffing sales rise, operating profit falls

June 4, 2008

Staffing sales at Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE: VOL) rose 4.6% year-over-year in the company's fiscal second quarter ended April 27, while operating profit in staffing fell 55.1%. Volt posted second-quarter staffing revenue of $505.7 million, up from $483.3 million in the same period in t...

Service sector expansion moderates

June 4, 2008

The U.S. service sector expanded in May, but at a slightly slower pace than in April, according to the Institute for Supply Management's nonmanufacturing index released today. The index slipped to 51.7 from 52.0 in April. Index readings above 50 indicate growth. Employment in the service sector,...

Police arrest three at staffing firm

June 4, 2008

Japanese police arrested three internal employees of Japanese staffing firm Goodwill Inc., a subsidiary of the Tokyo-based Goodwill Group Inc., the company announced Tuesday. The Japan Times reported that one of those arrested was Taisuke Uemura, chief of Goodwill's business planning division. Go...

Office openings - Futurestep, Judge Group

June 3, 2008

Futurestep, a division of Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY), announced the opening of a global recruitment research center in Shanghai, China. The center will provide research, screening and other services for the company's recruitment process outsourcing clients in the Asia Pacific regio...

Adecco names marketing officer

June 3, 2008

Adecco SA named Annalisa Gigante as its new chief business development and marketing officer. Gigante will report directly to CEO Dieter Scheiff. Gigante served as director for global strategy and business development at Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) between 2000 and 2004. Most recently, she was VP f...

CIOs to add staff, CFOs' hiring plans flat

June 3, 2008

Chief information officers plan to add staff in the third quarter, but hiring levels will be down from the second quarter, according to a survey released today by Robert Half Technology, part of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). In a separate survey, Robert Half Financial found CFOs' th...

AVID changes name

June 3, 2008

AVID Staffing Inc. said it has changed its name to AVID Technical Resources Inc. "We decided that we wanted to tailor our company name towards our specific technology niche," said principal owner Brian Tomasello. The Boston Business Journal listed the company as the 10th largest temporary firm in...

Resources Connection names new CEO

June 3, 2008

Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) named Thomas Christopoul as its new president and CEO. Christopoul has served on Resources Connection's board since January 2006. He was previously president of Somerset Shore Associates Inc., an investment firm. Christopoul was also CEO and chairman of Cend...