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Contract watch: AMN Healthcare Services

June 4, 2010

NACHC is a nonprofit organization that represents a network of more than 1,200 federally qualified health centers in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

The association first signed a locum tenens preferred partnership agreement with Staff...

Index: Economic growth slowing

June 4, 2010

Economic growth is slowing, according to the Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index of the U.S. economy.

"With a 28-point plunge in [weekly leading index] growth since October we're clearly seeing a downturn in forward-looking data that has inevitably been followed by a slowdown in...

ADP report: U.S. gains 55,000 jobs in May

June 3, 2010

The U.S. added an estimated 55,000 nonfarm, private sector jobs in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s (NYSE: ADP) monthly employment report released today.

In addition, the report revised its estimate of jobs gained in April to an increase of 65,000 from...

General Employment buys staffing operation

June 3, 2010

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB) acquired assets of staffing provider On-Site Service Inc.

Under the deal, General Employment will issue shares with a value equal to $600,000. In addition, there is a potential earn-out in the deal for $1.02 million more.

On-Site had annual revenue of...

Blog: Temp training

June 3, 2010

Roughly a year ago, in May 2009, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration over the death of a temporary worker. For the full blog, click here.

IT survey: 81% to raise or maintain staffing

June 3, 2010

Some 81% of information technology leaders are expected to increase or keep their IT staffing levels the same over the next six months, according to a survey by TEKsystems and the Inavero Institute.

Temporary IT hiring is expected to slightly outpace permanent IT hiring over the next six months, and...

Jobless claims fall by 10,000

June 3, 2010

U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended May 29 fell by 10,000, or 2.2%, to 453,000 from the previous week's revised number, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The Associated Press reported the decline nearly matches analysts' estimates.

The number of initial claims...

Service sector activity and employment rise

June 3, 2010

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector continued to post growth in May, and there was good news for employment, according to the Institute for Supply Management.

The institute's nonmanufacturing index's May reading of 55.4 was unchanged from March and April. Index readings of more than 50 indicate...

Allegis names leader of international operations

June 3, 2010

Allegis Group named Chris Hartman to lead its international operations. Chad Lane will replace Hartman as president of Allegis Group Services, an operating company within the Allegis Group family of companies.

Allegis Group Services' offerings include managed services programs, recruitment process outsourcing...

Monster index posts highest growth since 2007

June 3, 2010

The Monster Worldwide Inc. employment index of online job demand rose one point in May to a reading of 134, but it was up 16 points over May 2009 -- the highest year-over-year growth since April 2007.

"The sustained expansion of job opportunities, especially in some large industries is encouraging,"...