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Staffing firm to pay $100,000 in disability case

June 17, 2010

A staffing firm will pay $100,000 in a case where a job offer for a recruiter was revoked allegedly because she was blind, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday.

Balance Staffing owner Robert Feinstein hired Jocelyn Snower as a recruiter to help launch a staffing center...

U.S. leading index rises 0.4%

June 17, 2010

The Conference Board's U.S. leading economic index released today rose 0.4% in May after revised numbers indicated no change in April and a 1.4% rise in March. The index now stands at 109.9 (2004=100).

"The index points to continued, though slower, U.S. growth for the rest of this year," says Bart...

Judge: Illinois drivers not contractors

June 16, 2010

A U.S. district judge issued a summary judgment ruling on May 28 that FedEx Ground and home delivery drivers in Illinois are employees and not independent contractors under the Illinois Wage Act.

It was the first such summary judgment ruling in the complex FedEx Ground litigation over the classification...

Pulse Survey deadline approaches

June 16, 2010

The deadline for taking part in Staffing Industry Analysts' monthly survey to check the pulse of the staffing industry, and to receive a copy of the results, is approaching.

The Pulse Survey closes at 11 a.m. Pacific time on June 23.

If you didn't receive an invitation, you can complete the survey...

Office openings: Nesco Resource, Slate

June 16, 2010

Nesco Resource announced the opening of new engineering and information technology branches in Pittsburgh PA and Lexington KY.

"We are moving forward in response to current client demands to support their professional staffing service needs through additional Nesco Resource business lines in the state...

Hallmark PEO to go public

June 16, 2010

Hallmark Human Resources, a Granbury TX-based PEO, announced a deal that would take the company public.

The professional employer organization said it signed a share exchange agreement to be acquired by Great Spirits Inc. (OTCBB: GSPS.OB), a publicly held shell company. The completed deal would give...

Medical Staffing Network to file for bankruptcy

June 15, 2010

Medical Staffing Network Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MSNW.PK) announced plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and be acquired by its first lien lenders, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Boca Raton FL-based company ranks as one of the largest healthcare...

Administaff buys employee expense report firm

June 15, 2010

Administaff Inc. (NYSE: ASF), a Houston-based professional employer organization, acquired privately held OneMind Connect Inc., which does business as ExpensAble.

OneMind provides business software to manage employees' expense reports, and serves more than 5,000 companies worldwide. It is based in...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

June 15, 2010

The Staffing Industry Daily News is just a small part of what Staffing Industry Analysts produces. New research now available to corporate members includes a list of staffing firms interested in acquiring other staffing firms, a Staffing Industry Report webinar, growth updates on commercial and engineering...

Korn/Ferry revenue rises 58%

June 15, 2010

Executive search firm Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) reported that fee revenue rose 57.7% year-over-year to $168.7 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended April 30, 2010.

Fourth-quarter revenue rose 50% on a constant currency basis, according to Korn/Ferry. The fourth quarter recorded...