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Certifications: TravelMax, Reflectx, Advantage

October 27, 2009

TravelMax and Reflectx Services, healthcare staffing firms, announced they received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. TravelMax and Reflectx are divisions of Maxim Healthcare Services, the 39th largest staffing firm in the U.S. according to Staffing Industry Analysts' list of...


Consumer confidence falls again in October

October 27, 2009

Consumer confidence fell in October, according to The Conference Board's consumer confidence index released today. The index fell to a level of 47.7 in October (1985=100) from 53.4 in September. The index had also fallen in September. "Consumers' assessment of present-day conditions has grown le...


Barrett revenue falls 15%

October 27, 2009

Barrett Business Services Inc. (NASD: BBSI), a provider of commercial staffing and professional employer organization services, said third-quarter revenue fell 15.4% to $65.5 million from $77.5 million in the same period last year. The Vancouver WA-based company reported third-quarter staffing r...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

October 27, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. To access the research, please go to www.staffingindustry.com and click on "Additional new research" under the Latest Research category in the center of the page. INSIGHT - 2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyers' advice to staffing firms...


Certifications: TravelMax, Reflectx, Advantage

October 27, 2009

TravelMax and Reflectx Services, healthcare staffing firms, announced they received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. TravelMax and Reflectx are divisions of Maxim Healthcare Services, the 39th largest staffing firm in the U.S. according to Staffing Industry Analysts' list of...


ASA announces board members, officers

October 27, 2009

The American Staffing Association reported board members and officers were chosen during the annual Staffing World 2009 last week. Those directors include Mark Toth of Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN); David Bartholomew of Health Care Corp. of America International; Dan Campbell of Hire Dynamics; Susan...


Heidrick revenue falls, cites signs of low point

October 27, 2009

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc.'s (NASD: HSII) third-quarter revenue fell 34.6% from the year-ago quarter to $103.5 million. But CEO L. Kevin Kelly said he's seeing more indications the slowdown has hit bottom. "Although year-over-year comparisons still reflect the...


Court: Disability claim may proceed in staffing case

October 26, 2009

A federal court in Wisconsin ruled that a disability discrimination lawsuit brought against a staffing firm by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may proceed. In the suit, an employee claimed a staffing client rejected him after the staffing firm wrote an e-mail to the client discl...


Healthcare VMS goes out of business

October 26, 2009

A letter to suppliers from an attorney for U.S. Nurses with Purpose Inc., which does business as USNurseLink, said the healthcare vendor management system is going out of business and is unable to pay any of its bills. It recommends that billings should be made directly to clients going forward....


Mitchell/Martin buys IT staffing firm

October 26, 2009

Mitchell/Martin Inc. acquired the Garrett Sayer Group, a Parsipanny NJ-based information technology staffing and consulting firm with revenue of approximately $3.5 million. Terms of the transaction were not announced. The deal closed Oct. 12. Key management at Garrett Sayer will remain with the...