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Leading index up, pace of growth slow

September 23, 2010

The Conference Board's U.S. leading economic index released today rose 0.3% in August to a level of 110.2 (2004=100).

"While the recession officially ended in June 2009, the recent pace of growth has been disappointingly slow, fueling concern that the economic recovery could fade and the U.S. could...

Jury says staffing firm must pay $184,400

September 23, 2010

A jury in Dallas ruled that staffing firm Smith Personnel Solutions must pay $184,400 to a deaf applicant it turned away for a job as a stock clerk, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday.

The jury awarded Jacquelyn Moncada $34,400 in lost wages and emotional harm and...

TeamStaff names new CFO

September 23, 2010

TeamStaff Inc. (NASD: TSTF), a Somerset NJ-based provider of healthcare and logistics staffing to the federal government, named John Kahn as CFO.

Prior to joining TeamStaff, Kahn served as CFO at Financial Asset Management Systems. Kahn is also a certified public accountant.

DHR International assisted...

Mass layoff events fall, jobless claims rise

September 23, 2010

The number of mass layoff events -- where 50 or more workers are laid off from a single workplace -- fell to 1,546 in August, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number is down by 63 from July and down by 934 from August 2009.


Adecco says demand remains good

September 23, 2010

Adecco SA said that demand has remained good in a majority of its markets during recent months and it sees no signs of a slowdown, according to an announcement of an investor event today in Miami.

Revenue in July and August rose 16% on an organic basis when also adjusted for business days, according...

Kelly strikes new deal with Nissan

September 22, 2010

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) will now supply RPO as well MSP services to Nissan North America as part of a recently signed three-year contract extension, Kelly Services announced.

Kelly had already been acting as managed service provider Nissan North America. The extension calls for Kelly to...

Rules kicking in for new healthcare plans

September 22, 2010

New healthcare plans starting Thursday, Sept. 23, will be subject to several new requirements under federal healthcare reform, according to www.healthcare.gov.

Those requirements include:
-A prohibition against lifetime limits on most benefits.
-New restrictions on annual limits.
-Adult children up...

Survey: 30% of managers under more stress

September 22, 2010

Thirty percent of managers say they are more stressed at work today than a year ago, according to a survey by OfficeTeam, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Only 11% said it was lower and 59% said it was about the same.

The survey also found that 28% of respondents expect their...

People: Command Center

September 22, 2010

Command Center Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI.OB) appointed Jeff Wilson to its board of directors and named him chairman of its audit committee. Wilson will also serve on the compensation committee and the nominating and governance committee.

Wilson is CFO at Microvision Inc., a Redmond WA-based developer of computer...

Pulse survey to close Thursday

September 21, 2010

The monthly Pulse survey -- aimed at giving respondents a quick, up-to-date check on the state of the staffing industry -- will close at the end of the day on Thursday. Those taking part will receive a 30-page report to help benchmark their firm. Participation is confidential and free.

To go to the...