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On Assignment revenue rises 3%

July 30, 2010

Second-quarter revenue at On Assignment Inc. (NASD: ASGN) rose 2.6% year-over-year to $104.5 million with growth in IT and engineering, life sciences, and allied healthcare, largely offset by declines in nurse travel and physician staffing.

The Calabasas CA-based professional staffing firm reported...

Beige Book finds increased demand for temps

July 29, 2010

Temporary employment services reported increased demand in several Federal Reserve districts, according to the Federal Reserve Beige Book report released Wednesday.

Those districts reporting increased demand for temporary workers included Philadelphia, Atlanta, Richmond, Chicago and Minneapolis.


Randstad revenue up in world, North America

July 29, 2010

Second-quarter revenue rose 16% year-over-year at Randstad Holding NV, one of the world's largest staffing firms, with recoveries in North America and other geographies.

"Some key economies like the USA, Germany and France are clearly growing and our businesses in these countries are taking the lead...

Medical Connections replaces CEO

July 29, 2010

Medical Connections Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MCTH.OB), a Boca Raton FL-based healthcare staffing firm, announced Wednesday it appointed Jeffrey Rosenfeld as CEO.

Rosenfeld joined the company in March as its chief operating officer. He previously served as director of practice and business development...

AMN to buy Medfinders in $220 million deal

July 29, 2010

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS) struck a deal to acquire Nursefinders Inc., the parent company of Medfinders.

Medfinders ranked as the seventh-largest healthcare staffing firm, according to Staffing Industry Analysts' new 2010 list of largest U.S. healthcare staffing firms. AMN ranked as the...

SFN Group revenue up 26%

July 29, 2010

Second-quarter revenue at SFN Group Inc. (NYSE: SFN) rose 25.6% from the year-ago quarter to $514.0 million.

Revenue in the Fort Lauderdale FL-based staffing company's professional services unit rose 36.7% to $250.1 million with a boost from its acquisition in the first quarter of Tatum LLC. Tatum...

Jobless claims fall by 11,000

July 29, 2010

U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 11,000, or 2.4%, to 457,000 in the week ended July 24, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Still, claims remain above 400,000 per week; a level which can indicate declines in employment, according...

AMN: Q2 revenue dips, but recovery cited

July 29, 2010

Second-quarter revenue fell 25.0% on a year-over-year basis at AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), but President and CEO Susan Nowakowski said there appears a modest recovery taking place.

"The industry appears to be entering a modest recovery phase with second-quarter consolidated revenues growing...

CDI revenue rises 2%

July 29, 2010

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) reported second-quarter revenue rose 1.7% on a year-over-year basis to $219.0 million.

"We continued to see signs of a recovery consistent with patterns observed since the fourth quarter of 2009," President and CEO Roger Ballou said.

The Philadelphia-based company's Management...

EEOC: Cleveland temp firm to pay $650,000

July 28, 2010

A Cleveland-based temporary staffing firm will pay $650,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Tuesday.

The firm, Area Temps, allegedly assigned or declined job applicants by race, sex, Hispanic origin and age, according...