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Healthcare reform gets closer look

April 26, 2010

The impact of healthcare reform legislation gets a closer look in the April issue of the Legs & Reg Advisor. Attorneys for the Littler Mendelson law firm look at the effects of reform on staffing firms and buyers.

A full table of contents for the April Legs & Reg Advisor includes:

*President Obama signs...

M+W buys technical staffing provider

April 23, 2010

M+W Group announced its M+W Americas Inc. subsidiary acquired NSTAR Global Services, a Clayton NC-based firm that provides staffing of technicians and engineers.

Most of NSTAR's clients are process equipment manufacturers who bring in NSTAR staff for installation and maintenance technician skills, according...

Mass layoffs fall 44% in March

April 23, 2010

There were 1,628 mass layoffs in March, down 44.1% from the 2,913 in March 2009 on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Initial claims for unemployment insurance associated with mass layoffs in March totaled 150,864, down 49.0% from the 295,970 initial claims...

Reform: 62% say they must add doctors

April 23, 2010

A survey by AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS) found that 62% of healthcare executives said the new healthcare reform legislation will cause them to add more doctors.

Also, 56% said healthcare reform will cause them to add more nurses, and 56% also said it will cause them to add more allied healthcare...

Survey: More optimism about Q2 hiring

April 23, 2010

Human resources managers are more optimistic about hiring in the second quarter than they were a year ago, according to a survey of 400 human resources professionals by the Society for Human Resource Management.

The study found 24% of human resources managers expect their companies to hire in the second...

New federal bill targets misclassification

April 23, 2010

A new federal bill to get tough on companies that misclassify employees as independent contractors was introduced Thursday by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, and U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-CA.

The "Employee Misclassification and Prevention Act" would require employers to keep records on the status of...

List blog: You want fast?

April 23, 2010

Fastest car? The SSC Ultimate Aero. Fastest land animal? The cheetah. Fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms? Staffing Industry Report Senior Editor Craig Johnson writes about the 2010 list of fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

TrueBlue revenue up 7%, gets Boeing boost

April 22, 2010

TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) reported Wednesday that first-quarter revenue rose 6.9% on a year-over-year basis to $239.9 million.

"The improvement in revenue trends was widespread across nearly every geography and industry we serve, outside of construction," CEO Steve Cooper said in a conference call with...

Strategic Staffing Solutions appoints CFO

April 22, 2010

Strategic Staffing Solutions Inc, a Detroit-based provider of information technology staffing, named Edward Mannino as its CFO effective immediately.

Mannino replaces Paul Huxley, who is retiring after 18 years as CFO of Strategic Staffing. Huxley will continue with the company on a part-time basis...

Advantage Resourcing names president and VP

April 22, 2010

Advantage Resourcing, the world's seventh-largest staffing firm, named Ralph Peterson as president of its Advantage Staffing division and Mark Marheineke as executive VP for global operations.

Peterson will oversee administrative, clerical and light industrial staffing operations. Peterson has more...