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Corestaff announces promotions, appointment

June 22, 2010

Corestaff services promoted Ken Anthony to senior VP and CFO, hired Patrick Ray as senior VP and general counsel, and announced two promotions.

Anthony will oversee the company's accounting practices and finance functions. He previously served as VP, controller.

Ray comes to Corestaff after having...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

June 22, 2010

New research now available to Staffing Industry Analysts corporate members includes an Insight on the highest bang-to-back marketing tactics and an Insight on how seriously staffing firms take criminal background checks.

INSIGHT - 2010 Staffing Company Survey: How seriously do staffing firms take criminal...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

June 21, 2010

New research now available to Staffing Industry Analysts corporate members includes a legal staffing update, an Insight on use of outsourced/offshore recruiters, a global IT solutions growth update, an Insight on revenue from repeat business and growth update on finance/accounting staffing.


Partnership announcements

June 21, 2010

Partnership: ICon, IQNavigator
ICon Professional Services announced a partnership to bring its online independent contractor compliance tool, ICverify, to users of IQNavigator's vendor management system.

Foster City CA-based ICon's "application program interface" will allow IQNavigator users to check...

Drake buys human resources software firm

June 21, 2010

Drake International, a Toronto-based firm that provides staffing, announced it acquired Web-based human resources software provider DenoSys LLC.

Located in Morgantown WV, DenoSys serves clients in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. DenoSys principals Ryan Dineen and David Dineen will...

People: Salo, Heidrick & Struggles

June 21, 2010

Salo LLC named Jeff Otos as managing director of Salo Project, a finance/accounting staffing firm based in Minneapolis. Otos most recently served as business development executive for Salo Project.

Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) named two new principals to its global technology...

Canadian staffing index dips in May

June 18, 2010

The Canadian staffing index slipped one point in May to a reading of 78 from April's reading of 79, the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services reported today. The index is up 13 points from its May 2009 reading of 65.

"The validity of the data collected by the ACSESS Canadian...

KKR paying $356 million for Japan firm

June 18, 2010

Private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. announced plans to buy the staffing subsidiary of Tokyo-based Usen Corp.

KKR said it will pay 32.5 billion yen, equivalent to $356 million.

The Usen subsidiary, Intelligence Ltd., provides direct hire, temporary staffing and outsourcing as well as job-search...

Canadian Employment Insurance holds steady

June 18, 2010

The number of people receiving Canadian Employment Insurance benefits in April was little changed from March, Statistics Canada reported today. There were 667,380 people receiving Employment Insurance in April, down slightly from the 667,910 in March.

However, the number of people receiving Employment...

Nevada displaces Michigan on jobless rank

June 18, 2010

Nevada recorded the highest jobless rate, 14.0%, among all states in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. It was the first time since April 2006 that a state other than Michigan has posted the highest rate.

Michigan reported the second-highest unemployment rate at 13.6%. California...