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TEKsystems study: IT retention pains largely self-inflicted

October 20, 2015

Retention is clearly an issue for in the IT sector but organizations are doing little to address it, according to the retention and engagement survey released today by TEKsystems.

The survey found 9% of IT leaders and 12% of IT professionals expect people to stay with their employer for more than five...

Gig platform CEO on temporary staffing — Staffing quote of the week

October 20, 2015

“What staffing is great for is helping you deal with predictable work,” A.J. Brustein, CEO of on-demand staffing platform Wonolo, told Fast Company in a story on temp agencies of the future. “You know you’ll need people over Christmas? Temp staffing is great. Have someone going on maternal leave?...

Cross Country to pay $33 million for Mediscan

October 20, 2015

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) struck a deal to acquire Mediscan, a provider of healthcare staffing based in Woodland Hills, Calif., in a transaction expected to close this quarter. Cross Country will pay $33 million, including $28 million in cash and $5 million in stock. It could also pay...

Team Health rejects AmSurg merger deal

October 20, 2015

Team Health Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH), which includes healthcare staffing provider D&Y, rejected a merger offer by AmSurg Corp., in an announcement today. The proposal has a total enterprise value of $7.8 billion, based on AmSurg’s closing stock price Oct. 19, according to AmSurg.

Team Health reported...

September jobless rate highest in West Virginia

October 20, 2015

West Virginia posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in September at 7.3%, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. New Mexico and Nevada followed at 6.8% and 6.7% respectively.

The District of Columbia had a rate of 6.7%.

North Dakota posted the lowest unemployment...

Ciber claims court victory over Hawaiian government complaint — Web

October 19, 2015

The Denver Business Journal reports that Denver-based Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR), an IT staffing and solutions provider, claimed a court victory in a $13 million contract with the Hawaii Department of Transportation.

IC compliance/payrolling deal — ICon acquires Synergy

October 19, 2015

Two players in the independent contractor compliance/payrolling space joined forces. ICon Professional Services has acquired Synergy Services.

Both ICon and Synergy were included in Staffing Industry Analysts “2014 contractor payrolling and IC evaluation and compliance landscape” report, which estimated...

Adecco to integrate hyphen MSP and RPO division into Pontoon

October 19, 2015

Adecco will integrate its London-based hyphen division, an MSP and RPO provider, with its Pontoon division effective Jan. 1, the company announced today.

Hyphen will operate under the Pontoon brand and its 300 UK employees will join Pontoon’s global workforce operating in 92 countries and territories....

Private equity firm invests in IT staffing provider NWN Corp.

October 19, 2015

Private equity firm New State Capital Partners invested in NWN Corp., whose services include IT staffing and managed services.

New State and NWN’s management team are jointly investing in NWN. Terms were not disclosed.

NWN management will remain in place and continue with significant ownership, including...

Hospital C-suites seeking tech skills, survey finds

October 19, 2015

Technology deployment and advanced analytical skills are in high demand in hospital C-suites, according to a poll conducted by Black Book Market Research. The survey found that as the healthcare industry implements radically innovative technologies, organizations’ senior-level management teams —outside...