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EEOC sues staffing firm, alleges disability discrimination

March 18, 2014

Maxim Healthcare Services Inc. violated federal law when it refused to hire an HIV-positive applicant because of his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commis­sion charged in a lawsuit it announced yesterday.Staffing Industry Analysts ranks Maxim as the fifth-largest healthcare sta...


Cross Country Healthcare revises Q4 earnings, net loss rises

March 18, 2014

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) Monday revised its unaudited fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 financial results. An adjustment increased the fourth-quarter net loss to $52.6 million from $35.2 million; the full-year net loss increased to $52.0 million from $34.6 million.The adjustment...


Canadian staffing index down over year

March 18, 2014

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of staffing activity in Canada, fell to a reading of 98 in February. The February reading is down 6 percent from the January index value of 104 and down 4 percent from a year-ago reading of 102.“The February [decline] from a year ago … suggests some softness...


Report: Hiring prospects to improve in Q2

March 18, 2014

Employers' hiring projections for the second quarter suggest marked gains in hiring prospects for all three non-management employee groups covered by the Bloomberg BNA's latest employment outlook survey. Additionally, layoff incidence and imminent reductions-in-force are at or near their lowest l...


Survey: Healthcare workers’ confidence down

March 18, 2014

Randstad’s healthcare employee confidence index fell in the fourth quarter. The index fell to a reading of 55.1 in the fourth quarter of 2013 from of 59.2 in the third quarter."Although confidence from the healthcare industry dipped in the fourth quarter, we see this as a temporary reflectio...


Quote of the week: California temp workers rights

March 18, 2014

“Current law is simply insufficient to protect workers’ rights in the shadows of the subcontracted economy,” the Santa Monica Lookout quoted Assemblymember Roger Hernandez (D-San Gabriel Valley), as saying in a story about California’s AB 1897, a bill he introduced to hold employers accountable f...


Web: Contract workers changing face of manufacturing

March 17, 2014

A Washington Post story reports the number of temporary workers in Tennessee rose to 80,990 in 2012 from 51,867 in 2009 and looks at contingent workers at a Nissan factory in Tennessee. For the story, click here.


Staffing provider C&A names new CFO

March 17, 2014

C&A Industries Inc. named Mike Sveum as chief financial officer. C&A is the parent company of specialized staffing firms Aureus Group, Aureus Medical Group, AurStaff and Celebrity Staff.Sveum replaces Tom Hansen, who assumed a new role within the organization.Sveum previously served in va...


AMN investing $5 million in telepharmacy firm

March 17, 2014

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm, is making a $5 million investment in telepharmacy provider PipelineRx. The firm offers a telepharmacy service and technology solutions to help hospitals provide cost-efficient pharmacist coverage 24 hours a day....


Mexico leading index declines

March 17, 2014

The Conference Board leading economic index for Mexico fell 0.8 percent in January, with widespread declines among its components, the organization reported. The leading index now stands at 122.5 (2004=100). The leading index had fallen 0.2 percent in December.The LEI for Mexico has now declined...