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Online job ads rise by 255,000

January 6, 2010

The number of online job ads rose by 255,000 in December to more than 3.6 million, according to The Conference Board's measure of online help-wanted ads released today. Job growth has been mildly positive since the low point in April 2009, according to The Conference Board. "Employers' modest i...


People: Korn/Ferry, Pomeroy

January 6, 2010

Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) and Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc. named new executives. Los Angeles-based executive search firm Korn/Ferry announced that Anthony LoPinto will serve as head of its North America real estate practice. LoPinto will be based in New York. He previously was CEO a...


MPS agrees to settle suits over Adecco deal

January 5, 2010

MPS Group Inc. (NYSE: MPS) announced it agreed to a settlement of two putative class action lawsuits filed in response to the planned acquisition of it by Adecco SA. A court must still OK the settlement. If approved, the lawsuits will be dismissed. The settlement calls for MPS Group to provide a...


Illinois staffing firm buys two companies

January 5, 2010

Mel Zwirn, president of Select Staffing, an Illinois-based company, announced two acquisitions. Select's industrial staffing division, Staff Force Inc., acquired Contractors Staffing Group, a construction staffing firm with an office in Tempe AZ. Staff Force also acquired Pronto Staffing, a ligh...


New Orleans, DC areas post lowest jobless rates

January 5, 2010

The New Orleans and Washington DC metropolitan areas' unemployment rates of 6.1% each in November were the lowest among all U.S. metropolitan with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Next lowest was the Oklahoma City area with a jobless rate of 6...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

January 5, 2010

The Daily News represents a small portion of the information and research Staffing Industry Analysts provides. Here is the latest research item available to corporate members: BRIEFING - Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis *SISI up 11% for the month, 19 gainers, one decliner *Favorable emplo...


TeamHealth acquires Psychiatrists Only

January 5, 2010

Team Health Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH) acquired Psychiatrists Only LLC, an Atlanta-based staffing firm that provides psychiatrists on a locum tenens and permanent placement basis. Terms of the transaction were not announced. Psychiatrists Only posted revenue of $6.0 million. Wayne Parton will con...


Private equity buys Peopleclick

January 5, 2010

Peopleclick, a Raleigh NC-based firm that provides a vendor management system and other products, is being acquired by Bedford Funding for $100 million, the companies announced. Peopleclick will be combined with Authoria, a human resources software firm already owned by Bedford. The combined com...


Contract Watch: PeopleScout

January 5, 2010

PeopleScout signed a three-year recruitment process outsourcing deal with United States Infrastructure Corp., a company that provides underground utilities locating services. The RPO agreement includes employment branding, sourcing, screening, scheduling, offer administration and pre-employment...


Jobless claims fall by 22,000

January 4, 2010

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended Dec. 26 fell by 22,000, or 4.9%, to 432,000 from the previous week's revised number of 454,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday. The four-week moving average of claims for the week ended Dec. 26 fell b...