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Court says recruiters aren't exempt

February 24, 2010

A California appeals court ruled that staffing firm recruiters are not exempt from overtime under California law. The February issue of the Legs & Reg Advisor, available for corporate members has more details on the case. Other items in the February issue of the Legs & Reg Advisor include: -Rhod...

Ciber fourth-quarter revenue falls 6%

February 23, 2010

Fourth-quarter revenue fell 6.2% on a year-over-year basis to $262.3 million at information technology solutions and staffing company Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR). The Greenwood Village CO-based company's fourth-quarter net income fell 54.3% to $2.5 million from $5.5 million in the year-ago quarter. F...

CDI revenue falls 14%

February 23, 2010

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) reported fourth-quarter revenue fell 14.1% to $217.2 million from $253.6 million in the same period in the previous year. The company reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $6.9 million, and said the quarter included a $4.3 million charge after an investigation by the U.S. D...

Emerald buys American Nursing Services

February 23, 2010

Emerald Health Services acquired American Nursing Services Inc., a healthcare staffing firm based in New Orleans. American Nursing Services was founded in 1982 and has approximately 20 offices nationwide. "Our acquisition of American Nursing Services, which includes a strong presence in several...

Broadlane is successful bidder for Symbio

February 23, 2010

Broadlane Inc. was the successful bidder for the assets of Symbio Solutions Inc., a vendor management system provider for the healthcare industry, according to a filing Friday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas. Symbio filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection ear...

Annual staffing firm survey open

February 23, 2010

The annual survey of staffing firms by Staffing Industry Analysts is now open. The survey aims to deliver a better understanding of staffing strategies, trends and practices. The survey closes at 10 a.m. Pacific time on Feb. 25. To go to the survey, please click here.

Heidrick revenue down 19%, net income up

February 23, 2010

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) reported a year-over-year decline of 18.6% in fourth-quarter revenue while net income rose. The company estimated first quarter and full-year 2010 will bring revenue growth. Heidrick posted fourth-quarter revenue of $109....

NATHO aims to streamline staffing data entry

February 23, 2010

The National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations launched a technology committee that will look into cutting the amount of time and money required for entering data. The committee aims to develop a connectivity software standard so staffing firms won't have to manually enter candidate...

Spherion changes name to SFN Group

February 23, 2010

Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN) changed its name to SFN Group. The company will continue to trade under the symbol SFN. "The SFN Group name clearly defines each of our businesses under one unified company," said SFN Group President and CEO Roy Krause. "Our new name also more accurately reflects our e...

To soon to tell on new healthcare proposal

February 23, 2010

It's too soon to know whether President Barack Obama's healthcare reform proposal released Monday will gain traction, said Ed Lenz, senior VP of public affairs and general counsel of the American Staffing Association. "I think it's a little premature to be making any predictions or assumptions a...