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Consumer confidence rises in December

December 29, 2009

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index rose to a reading of 52.9 in December (1985=100) from 50.6 in November. "Consumer confidence posted yet another moderate gain in December as expectations for the short-term future increased to the highest level in two years," Lynn Franco, director...


Ex-staffing execs agree to settle SEC suit

December 28, 2009

Former executives from defunct healthcare staffing firm World Health Alternatives have agreed to settle a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the agency announced on Wednesday. World Health Alternatives was based in Pittsburgh. It filed for bankruptcy in early 2006 and sold i...


Jobless claims fall 5.8%

December 28, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended Dec. 19 fell by 28,000, or 5.8%, to 452,000 from the previous week's number of 480,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday. The four-week moving average of claims for the week ended Dec. 19 fell by 2,750,...


Senate health bill includes ASA amendment

December 28, 2009

The healthcare reform bill approved by the U.S. Senate Thursday includes an amendment championed by the American Staffing Association that helps define how mandated fees for employers would be calculated. "We consider it a fairly significant clarification; it should mitigate the cost of this to...


Senate health bill includes ASA amendment

December 28, 2009

The healthcare reform bill approved by the U.S. Senate Thursday includes an amendment championed by the American Staffing Association that helps define how mandated fees for employers would be calculated. "We consider it a fairly significant clarification; it should mitigate the cost of this to...


Office Openings: Nesco Resource

December 28, 2009

Nesco Resource announced it's opening two new branch offices for its Nesco Engineering and IT division. One new office is in Houston, and the other is in Columbus OH. "The Houston market is well known as a top 5 USA market for engineering staffing services, and has a stable industry base support...


Office Openings: Nesco Resource

December 28, 2009

Nesco Resource announced it's opening two new branch offices for its Nesco Engineering and IT division. One new office is in Houston, and the other is in Columbus OH. "The Houston market is well known as a top 5 USA market for engineering staffing services, and has a stable industry base support...


Ex-staffing execs agree to settle SEC suit

December 28, 2009

Former executives from defunct healthcare staffing firm World Health Alternatives have agreed to settle a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the agency announced on Wednesday. World Health Alternatives was based in Pittsburgh. It filed for bankruptcy in early 2006 and sold i...


Jobless claims fall 5.8%

December 28, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended Dec. 19 fell by 28,000, or 5.8%, to 452,000 from the previous week's number of 480,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday. The four-week moving average of claims for the week ended Dec. 19 fell by 2,750,...


Firm acquires Clearview Staffing Software

December 23, 2009

Clearview Staffing Software was acquired by API Healthcare. Clearview's technology provides healthcare staffing firms with automated recruiting, onboarding, licensing, credentialing, scheduling, managing and paying of medical professionals. Clearview will continue to operate out of its Dallas of...