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Survey: CEO confidence holds steady

July 12, 2010

The Conference Board's measure of CEO confidence held steady at a reading of 62 in the second quarter -- unchanged from the first quarter.

"CEOs' confidence held steady in the second quarter and expectations signal no change in the pace of economic growth in the coming months," said Lynn Franco, director...

Contract watch: Jackson & Coker

July 12, 2010

Jackson & Coker said the Colorado Hospital Association, which represents 94 hospitals, chose the firm as the primary provider of permanent placement physician recruitment services.

"Jackson & Coker is honored and thrilled that CHA has chosen our firm as its preferred provider for permanent physician...

Michael Page: U.S., Canada gross profit up

July 9, 2010

Michael Page International PLC today reported second-quarter gross profit at its U.S. and Canadian business rose 53% year-over-year on a constant currency basis to approximately GBP5.6 million (US$8.4 million).

Total second-quarter gross profit at Michael Page rose 33.1% (or 29.8% on a constant currency...

Link Staffing names new president

July 9, 2010

Link Staffing Services, a Houston-based staffing firm, named Frank Mastalski as its new president/chief operating officer effective July 4.

Mastalski previously served as chief operating officer. He is taking on the role of president as a result of the retirement of Ike Steele, who had served as president...

People: Ciber, Pinstripe, Judge, Korn/Ferry

July 9, 2010

Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR) promoted Bill Hazelton to senior VP of its custom solutions division. Hazelton previously served as regional VP for the firm's Northeast U.S. region. Ciber is a Greenwood Village CO-based information technology solutions and staffing firm.

Pinstripe Inc., a recruitment process...

Canada adds 93,000 jobs

July 9, 2010

Canada added approximately 93,000 jobs in June, and total employment rose to almost 17.2 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The nation's unemployment rate fell to 7.9% in June from 8.1% in May.

Full-time jobs added in June totaled 48,900 while the...

Jobless claims fall by 21,000

July 8, 2010

U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance fell to 454,000 in the week ended July 3, down by 21,000, or 4.4%, compared with the previous week's number, which was revised up by 3,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.

Economists had expected claims to fall by only 12,000, The Wall Street...

Kavaliro buys two SkillStorm offices

July 8, 2010

A new firm, Kavaliro Staffing Services, acquired the Orlando FL and Charlotte NC offices of SkillStorm in a deal that closed earlier this month.

The offices provide staffing in information technology, engineering, office/clerical and professional. All 125 current internal and external employees at...

Survey: 58% of Canadian managers to hire

July 8, 2010

Fifty-eight percent of Canadian hiring managers said they plan to add new employees in the second half of the year, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.

Information technology ranked as the top area for recruitment with 30% of hiring managers saying they are adding jobs in that area. It was followed...

Bankruptcy update: Medical Staffing Network

July 8, 2010

Medical Staffing Network Holdings (OTCBB: MSNW.PK), which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week, announced it received interim approvals to continue using an escrow account for its VMS payments and to continue serving its government prime contract accounts.

Medical Staffing Network announced...