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Contract watch: Locum Leaders

January 18, 2010

Locum Leaders LLC, a provider of locum tenens based in Alpharetta GA, received a five-year federal supply schedule contract on Jan. 15 that allows it to place locum tenens at federal healthcare facilities. "It gives us the ability to compete for and place locum tenens positions in all federal he...

Fortune Industries names new CEO

January 18, 2010

Fortune Industries Inc. (AMEX: FFI), an Indianapolis-based professional employer organization operator, named Tena Mayberry as CEO effective today. Mayberry takes over from John Fisbeck, who had served as CEO since June 2005. Mayberry will also continue to serve as president, a role she has held...

Contract watch: Agile-1

January 15, 2010

Agile-1 announced it was awarded a multi-year contract with Dominion Resources Inc., a nationwide producer and transporter of energy. The deal calls for Agile-1 to provide managed service provider and vendor management system services at Dominion's corporate headquarters in Richmond VA. Torrance...

Command Center revenue falls 40%

January 15, 2010

Command Center Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI.PK) reported revenue fell 39.7% on a year-over-year basis to $13.2 million in its third quarter ended Sept. 25, 2009. Third-quarter gross margin at the Post Falls ID-based industrial staffing firm increased to 28.2% from 27.5% in the year-ago quarter. Command Cen...

Northwest Staffing Resources acquires Riada

January 15, 2010

Northwest Staffing Resources, a Portland OR-based staffing firm, acquired Riada Staffing Options, a provider of industrial and office/clerical staffing. Riada was a division of Atkinson Staffing Inc. of Pasco WA. Riada operated one office in Maple Valley WA; the office took on the Northwest Staf...

Blog: Web site expectations

January 15, 2010

Staffing Industry Analysts is preparing a new Web site. Senior VP of Marketing and Interactive Services Hinda Chalew asks what corporate members would like to see on the new Web site. For the full blog, click here.

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....