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MPS shareholders OK sale to Adecco

January 15, 2010

Shareholders in MPS Group Inc. (NYSE: MPS) today approved the sale of the company to Adecco SA at a special meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach FL. Adecco's acquisition of MPS is set to close Tuesday. MPS shareholders will receive $13.80 per share in the deal. The acquisition was first announced in Oct...


Latest Staffing Industry Report available

January 15, 2010

The January issue of the Staffing Industry Report is now available. Staffing Industry Report, Jan. 2010, Vol. XXI, No. 1 Full PDF *Staffing industry growth forecast *Industrial staffing improving, some areas still slow *68% of firms use same staff and office for temporary and permanent placement...


People: General Employment Enterprises

January 15, 2010

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB) announced that Kent Yauch, who serves as VP, chief financial officer and treasurer, will retire effective Feb. 12, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. General Employment Enterprises is an Oakbrook Terrace IL-base...


Page Personnel brand comes to the U.S.

January 14, 2010

Michael Page International announced it's bringing its Page Personnel brand to the United States. Page Personnel presently operates in 15 countries. Parent company Michael Page International ranked No. 19 last year on Staffing Industry Analysts' list of largest global staffing firms. In the U.S....


Staffing Industry Analysts names new president

January 14, 2010

Staffing Industry Analysts announced today it promoted Barry Asin to president. Asin had served as the firm's chief analyst and managing executive. Asin has more than 20 years' experience working with Fortune 1000 companies and staffing firms on contingent labor strategies and programs. Asin tak...


Mastech sells brokerage staffing subsidiary

January 14, 2010

Mastech Holdings Inc. (AMEX: MHH), a Pittsburgh-based information technology staffing firm, announced the sale of its Global Financial Services unit -- a subsidiary that provides staffing for back office operations in the brokerage industry. "The divestiture of GFS will have a minimal impact on...


Beige Book: Staffing firms say hiring is up

January 14, 2010

Hiring through staffing firms was reported to be up in several Federal Reserve districts, according to the Federal Reserve Beige Book released Wednesday. Those districts reporting increases included New York, Cleveland, Chicago and Dallas, according to the report. The greatest demand was in offi...


Agile-1 announces new president

January 14, 2010

Agile-1 named Peter Carvalho as president effective Jan. 1. Carvalho previously served as chief operating officer. Agile-1 provides managed service provider services and a vendor management system as well as 1099 validation and payrolling services. Carvalho's staffing industry experience outside...


Deadline approaches for Pulse survey

January 14, 2010

Want a current snapshot of the U.S. staffing industry by staffing sector and temp help segment? Participate in Staffing Industry Analysts' monthly Pulse survey by Jan. 21 to receive a 30-page report on revenue and acquisitions trends. As a thank-you, we’ll enter you in a drawing for a chance t...


TeamStaff revenue falls 43%

January 14, 2010

TeamStaff Inc. (NASD: TSTF) reported revenue fell 43.3% on a year-over-year basis to $11.2 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Sept. 30. The Somerset NJ-based company said decreased personnel requirements and overtime restrictions at some government sites cut into revenue. In addition, th...