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Office openings: CTS, QPS, Computer Merchant

April 19, 2010

CTS International Inc. and QPS announced new offices. The Computer Merchant Ltd. expanded its federal market headquarters.

CTS International Inc., a Seattle-based recruiting firm that works with Boeing Co., announced it opened a new office in North Charleston SC. The company said it will support hiring...

Partnerships: IQNavigator and Allegis

April 19, 2010

IQNavigator Inc., a vendor management system operator, announced a strategic partnership with Allegis Group Services, which provides managed service provider, recruitment process outsourcing and consulting services.

"We believe the time has come for managed service providers and vendor management systems...

On Assignment buys The Cambridge Group

April 19, 2010

On Assignment Inc. (NASD: ASGN) acquired The Cambridge Group Ltd., a Westport CT-based physician, clinical/scientific and information technology staffing firm.

Terms of the deal include $5.5 million in cash and a two-year earn-out provision.

On Assignment President and CEO Peter Dameris said the acquisition...

Last chance to check your pulse

April 19, 2010

The Pulse Survey -- a monthly opportunity to benchmark your staffing firm's performance -- will close at 11 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday.

To receive the 30-page report on the survey's findings, staffing firms' must participate in the survey. Those participating will also be entered into a raffle for...

Only one state posts notable dip in jobless rate

April 16, 2010

Massachusetts was the only state in March to record a significant over-the-month decrease in its unemployment rate, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Massachusetts' jobless rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 9.3%.

Massachusetts' dip was the largest among states, but the District of...

Nebraska OKs misclassification law

April 16, 2010

Nebraska legislation that cracks down on employee misclassification was signed into law this week by the state's governor.

The Omaha World-Herald reported the new law takes aim at employers in the construction and delivery businesses that misclassify workers, and would fine employers $500 per day for...

SeatonCorp says Q1 revenue up 26%

April 16, 2010

SeatonCorp reported today that first-quarter revenue rose 26% year-over-year on an organic basis.

The company said 50 new client signings and other client expansions drove the growth.

"We believe SeatonCorp's strong Q1 results were largely due to our heavy focus on delivering outstanding service to...

People: Ciber, Arcus

April 16, 2010

Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR), a Greenwood Village CO-based information technology solutions and staffing firm, named Cyndie Henrichs as VP and area director of its federal civilian technology solutions business unit. Henrichs previously ran a consulting business aimed at helping firms sell products and services...

Office and admin workers' wage rises 1.3%

April 15, 2010

The median weekly wage for office and administrative support workers in the first quarter reached $619, up 1.3% from the first quarter of 2009, according to wage data released today from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

For transportation and material moving occupations, the first-quarter median...

CDC Global Services names CEO

April 15, 2010

CDC Global Services, a provider of information technology solutions and staffing, named Chung Kiu Wong as CEO.

Wong takes over from Peter Yip, who will continue to serve as CEO of CDC Corp., the parent company of CDC Global Services.

Wong most recently served as managing principal of Hong Kong-based...