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Manpower co-founder dies

October 26, 2009

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) co-founder and former President Elmer Winter died Oct. 22 at the age of 97, the company reported. Winter co-founded a staffing office in 1948 with his brother-in-law, Aaron Scheinfeld, that later became Manpower. He retired in 1976 but kept regular office hours at the M...


Monster Canada online jobs index rises

October 26, 2009

The Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW) employment index for Canada rose six points to 108 in the third quarter. However, the index was down 37 points compared with the same period last year. "The Monster employment index has increased for a second consecutive quarter and reflects significant inc...


Monster Canada online jobs index rises

October 26, 2009

The Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW) employment index for Canada rose six points to 108 in the third quarter. However, the index was down 37 points compared with the same period last year. "The Monster employment index has increased for a second consecutive quarter and reflects significant inc...


TeamStaff will apply to Nasdaq Capital Market

October 26, 2009

TeamStaff Inc. (NASD: TSTF) said it will apply to move trading of its stock to the Nasdaq Capital Market from the Nasdaq Global Market. The company announced on Sept. 15 that it was not in compliance for listing on the Nasdaq Global Market because its common stock had not maintained a minimum ma...


Court allows contractor's discrimination claim

October 26, 2009

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held that an independent contractor may bring a race discrimination claim under a federal statute prohibiting discrimination in contracts. Three other Circuits had also ruled in the past that independent contractors may sue for racial disc...


Mitchell/Martin buys IT staffing firm

October 26, 2009

Mitchell/Martin Inc. acquired the Garrett Sayer Group, a Parsipanny NJ-based information technology staffing and consulting firm with revenue of approximately $3.5 million. Terms of the transaction were not announced. The deal closed Oct. 12. Key management at Garrett Sayer will remain with the...


Attorneys general threaten FedEx suit

October 23, 2009

Attorneys general from New York, New Jersey and Montana announced Tuesday they plan to sue FedEx Ground Package System Inc. after Oct. 27 over its classification of drivers as independent contractors. The attorneys general argue the drivers should be treated as employees not contractors because...


Adcorp suspends CFO

October 23, 2009

Adcorp Holdings Ltd, a South Africa-based staffing firm, reported CFO Faunce Burd has been "suspended pending a hearing relating to actions leading to a breakdown in relations with certain other directors." CEO Richard Pike will serve as acting CFO. Adcorp ranked No. 62 on Staffing Industry Anal...


Adcorp suspends CFO

October 23, 2009

Adcorp Holdings Ltd, a South Africa-based staffing firm, reported CFO Faunce Burd has been "suspended pending a hearing relating to actions leading to a breakdown in relations with certain other directors." CEO Richard Pike will serve as acting CFO. Adcorp ranked No. 62 on Staffing Industry Anal...


Survey: 20% say firms will hire in quarter

October 23, 2009

About 20% of human resources professionals said their companies plan to hire in the fourth quarter, according to the labor market outlook quarterly survey by the Society for Human Resource Management. Another 14% planned to cut jobs, and 59% said their firms would maintain staff levels. "HR mana...