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Fees increase for H-1B, L visas

August 16, 2010


President Barack Obama signed into law Friday, Aug. 13, a bill that includes increase in fees for companies that employ professionals on H-1b and L visas.


H.R. 6080, which provides $600 million in emergency supplemental appropriations for FY 2010 to secure the Southwest border and enhance Federal...

Study shows rebound in executive search

August 16, 2010

Quarterly growth in the executive search market was at its highest in the second quarter since the low point in the recession 15 months ago, according to a report by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).
The report shows a quarter-on-quarter 12% growth rate in net revenue worldwide...

U.S. average hourly earnings up year over year

August 16, 2010

Average hourly earnings rose to $19.04 in July from $18.62 in June 2009 for private sector production employees and nonsupervisory employees in service-providing industries, according to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On a month-over-month basis, July 2010 earnings were unchanged.
The average...

TeamStaff revenue down 4.8%

August 16, 2010


Somerset NJ-based healthcare and logistical staffing firm TeamStaff Inc. reported revenue of $10.1 million for the quarter ended June 30. Revenue for the quarter was down 4.8% from $11.3 million in the comparable quarter last year. Sequentially, revenue was up 3.1% from $9.8 million in the previous...

Forecasters: U.S. economic outlook weakens

August 13, 2010

The U.S. economic outlook appears weaker now than three months ago, according to the third-quarter Survey of Professional Forecasters released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Estimated third-quarter U.S. job growth was revised down to only 8,000 new jobs per month in the new report...

Randstad to buy Japan's FujiStaff

August 13, 2010

Randstad Holding NV announced plans today to pay approximately 13.7 billion yen (US$160.0 million) to acquire the remaining shares it doesn't already own in Japanese staffing firm FujiStaff Holdings Inc.

FujiStaff ranks No. 38 on Staffing Industry Analysts' 2010 list of largest global staffing firms...

Adecco announces executive promotions

August 13, 2010

Adecco Solutions, the managed services and RPO division of Adecco SA, announced several executive promotions.

Steven Hinckley was promoted to president and chief operating officer of global solutions at Adecco Group. Hinckley previously served as executive VP of Adecco Solutions.

Michael Beygelman...

Special issue ranks and lists staffing firms

August 13, 2010

Staffing Industry Report's August issue includes the annual staffing firm rankings and lists. From the largest U.S. firms to the largest global, all 28 lists are included.

Staffing firms are also ranked by segment and the issue also includes the list of diversity staffing firms and other lists.


Dice buying Rigzone Web site

August 12, 2010

Dice Holdings Inc. announced it acquired Rigzone, a Web site serving the oil and gas industry. The deal calls for Dice to pay $39 million in cash and up to $16 million in earn outs.

Rigzone provides news and other information, including a job board. Rigzone gets more than 500,000 unique visits a month...

Medical Connections' revenue, net loss rise

August 12, 2010

Medical Connections Holdings Inc, reported second-quarter revenue rose 22.8% to $1.9 million from $1.6 million in the second quarter of last year, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. However, the Boca Raton FL-based healthcare staffing firm posted a net loss of $2.0...