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Firm estimates U.S. job loss of 224,000

November 3, 2009

Wanted Technologies estimates the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce a loss of 224,000 jobs for October when it releases U.S. nonfarm payrolls on Friday. Nonfarm payrolls had fallen by 263,000 in September, according to the BLS. Although claims for unemployment insurance have decrease...


Survey: Seasonal work is top reason for hiring contingents

November 3, 2009

The most-cited reason for using contingent labor by companies around the world is to complete work during peak seasonal periods, according to a survey released by Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN). Nineteen percent of firms surveyed cited it as the primary reason they use contingent labor. The next-most...


Cross Country revenue down 27%

November 3, 2009

Third-quarter revenue fell 27.2% at Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) to $129.6 million from $178.1 million in the third quarter of 2008. Third-quarter nurse and allied staffing revenue at the Boca Raton FL-based healthcare staffing firm fell 50.3% to $64.1 million from $128.9 million i...


Commission sues Administaff, client

November 3, 2009

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit against Administaff Inc. (NYSE: ASF), a Texas-based professional employer organization, and Conn-X LLC, a cable service provider in the Baltimore area, alleging religious discrimination. While working for Conn-X, Scott Jacobson...


Nesco buys Florida staffing firm

November 2, 2009

Nesco Resource, a Cleveland-based staffing firm, acquired PMH Resources, an engineering and information technology staffing firm based in Orlando FL. Terms of the transaction were not announced. "Nesco Resource has a long-standing tradition of growth through acquisition, and PMH fits very well i...


Administaff revenue falls 7%

November 2, 2009

Revenue fell 7.3% at Administaff Inc. (NYSE: ASF), a Texas-based professional employer organization, to $390.9 million in the third quarter ending Sept. 30 from $421.9 million in the same period last year. The average number of worksite employees paid per month fell 9.9% to 107,625 in the third...


Nesco buys Florida staffing firm

November 2, 2009

Nesco Resource, a Cleveland-based staffing firm, acquired PMH Resources, an engineering and information technology staffing firm based in Orlando FL. Terms of the transaction were not announced. "Nesco Resource has a long-standing tradition of growth through acquisition, and PMH fits very well i...


Contract watch: PeopleScout

November 2, 2009

PeopleScout, the recruitment process outsourcing division of SeatonCorp, announced a contract with Covance Inc., to provide RPO services at sites across four continents. Covance is a Princeton NJ-based drug development company with annual revenue of more than $1.7 billion. PeopleScout will provi...


Contract watch: Kelly Services

November 2, 2009

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) said a joint venture of which it is part -- called the imPACTS Team -- received two indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Program Management, Administrative, Clerical and Technical Solutions (PACTS) pro...


FedEx: IRS team withdraws call for assessment

November 2, 2009

FedEx Corp. said Friday an Internal Revenue Service audit team now says the company won't have to pay a tax assessment in regard to FedEx Ground's independent contractors for the 2002 calendar year. FedEx reported in September that the IRS was considering charging the company $14 million in taxe...