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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...


List of largest Canadian staffing firms coming

May 29, 2009

A list of the largest Canadian staffing firms is due out next week from Staffing Industry Analysts. The list will include firms with more than C$50 million in 2008 Canadian staffing revenue.


List of largest Canadian staffing firms coming

May 29, 2009

A list of the largest Canadian staffing firms is due out next week from Staffing Industry Analysts. The list will include firms with more than C$50 million in 2008 Canadian staffing revenue.


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...


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 con...


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 incre...


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. Contra...


Labor firm charged under RICO

May 28, 2009

The operators of a labor leasing company and others were indicted on Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act charges relating to labor racketeering, forced labor trafficking and immigration and other violations in 14 states, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District...