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M&A firms making you an offer

June 1, 2009

Merger & acquisition advisory firms are approachable, and several are willing to speak with staffing firms of any size for a limited time without obligation. Staffing Industry Analysts' Director of Research and Analysis Jon Osborne writes about this in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, clic...


Group protests warehouse temp conditions

May 29, 2009

A union group called Warehouse Workers United blocked an intersection in Southern California on Thursday by handcuffing people around a forklift in the middle of the road in an effort to focus attention on warehouse workers. The group, in a press release, said it wants to convince companies in...


Longtime Heidrick board member resigns

May 29, 2009

Longtime Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) board member Gerard Roche resigned, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Roche had served in several top roles at the company over the years. Roche joined Heidrick in 1964 as an executive recruiter an...


New estimate - GDP down 5.7%

May 29, 2009

Real gross domestic product in the U.S. decreased at an annual rate of 5.7% in the first quarter, according to a new preliminary estimate by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The decline was up from a previous estimate of a 6.1% decline. Real GDP decreased by 6.3% in the fourth quarter.


Medical Connections buys per diem staffing assets

May 29, 2009

Medical Connections Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MCTH.OB), a Boca Raton FL-based healthcare staffing firm, announced it closed an asset purchase agreement with Medical Staffing Direct, formerly a Florida-based provider of per diem nurses to clients in Florida and New York. The deal includes hospital c...


CEO, private equity buy Ascent Services Group

May 29, 2009

Ascent Services Group, a Walnut Creek CA-based information technology and pharmaceutical staffing firm, announced a management-led buyout. Joseph Nordlinger, president and CEO, joined with private equity firm Sycamore Hill Capital Group to acquire the company. Nordlinger is one of three founder...


Eastridge acquires Contractors Employment Services

May 29, 2009

The Eastridge Group of Staffing Companies acquired construction staffing firm Contractors Employment Services effective May 1. Contractors Employment Services is being integrated into Eastridge's Contractors & Builders construction staffing division. Terms of the deal were not announced. Contract...


Group protests warehouse temp conditions

May 29, 2009

A union group called Warehouse Workers United blocked an intersection in Southern California on Thursday by handcuffing people around a forklift in the middle of the road in an effort to focus attention on warehouse workers. The group, in a press release, said it wants to convince companies in th...


CEO, private equity buy Ascent Services Group

May 29, 2009

Ascent Services Group, a Walnut Creek CA-based information technology and pharmaceutical staffing firm, announced a management-led buyout. Joseph Nordlinger, president and CEO, joined with private equity firm Sycamore Hill Capital Group to acquire the company. Nordlinger is one of three founders...


Staffing for Canada Week is next week

May 29, 2009

Staffing for Canada Week takes place next week from June 1 to 7, the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services announced. ACSESS reported the event has received an endorsement from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. "Staffing agencies fill a valuable need in an increas...