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Arcadia staffing revenue falls 29%

June 11, 2010

Arcadia Resources Inc. (AMEX: KAD) reported today that its per diem nurse and travel nurse staffing revenue fell 28.8% to $4.2 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended March 31.

The Indianapolis-based firm reported revenue of $5.9 million in those categories in the same quarter a year ago.


Census: Q1 staffing revenue $43.26 billion

June 11, 2010

The U.S Census Bureau reported Thursday that first-quarter revenue in the U.S. employment services industry was $43.26 billion in the first quarter of 2010.

That's up 11.3% from the year-ago quarter, but down 1.4% from the fourth quarter. However, revenue numbers from the Census Bureau differ from...

MBO Partners names B2B president

June 10, 2010

MBO Partners named Dennis Kanegaye as president of its business to business operations, focusing on independent contractor compliance and payrolling.

Kanegaye has more than 25 years of experience and previously served as president of Guidant Group, a Houston-based managed service provider and division...

Jobless claims fall by 3,000

June 10, 2010

U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended June 5 fell by 3,000, or 0.7%, to 456,000 from the previous week, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The decline was smaller than expected. MarketWatch reported economists had expected claims to be 445,000 for the week ended...

Beige Book: Temp hiring up

June 10, 2010

Labor market conditions improved slightly and many Federal Reserve districts reported increased temporary hiring, according to the Federal Reserve Beige Book report released Wednesday. The Boston and Dallas districts reported increases in temp-to-perm transitions.

Manufacturing was the most-often cited...

Spencer Reed to pay $125,000 in EEOC suit

June 10, 2010

Spencer Reed Group LLC, an Overland Park KS-based staffing firm, will pay $125,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to the commission. Spencer Reed denied any liability or wrongdoing in the settlement.

The EEOC reported that Spencer Reed allegedly...

Temp firm owner pleads guilty in tax case

June 10, 2010

The owner of S&P Temporary Help Service Inc., a Providence RI staffing firm, pleaded guilty Tuesday to underreporting wages and failing to pay between $7 million and $20 million in federal withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Rhode...

'Sweeps' find 211 misclassified workers

June 9, 2010

Two "enforcement sweeps" at a New York state construction site found that 12 of 21 contractors had misclassified 211 workers as independent contractors and owe more than $80,000 in unemployment insurance taxes, the New York State Department of Labor reported.

The sweeps took place in January and February...

AlphaStaff names new CEO

June 9, 2010

AlphaStaff Group Inc., a Fort Lauderdale FL-based professional employer organization, named John Gibson as CEO. Gibson will also serve on the company's board of directors.

Gibson previously served as president of Convergys Corp.'s HR management division. Prior to Convergys, he was executive VP and...

RCM plan aims to thwart CDI bid

June 9, 2010

RCM Technologies Inc.'s (NASD: RCMT) board approved a shareholder rights plan aimed at thwarting a takeover by CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI).

"The rights plan is intended to protect RCM and its stockholders from efforts to obtain control of RCM that are inconsistent with the best interests of RCM," the company...