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HCCA names new CEO

December 10, 2009

HCCA International, a Franklin TN-based healthcare staffing firm, announced its president, David Bartholomew, will become CEO of the firm. Current CEO Ronald Marston will leave the company after a transitional period and will continue to work with HCCA as a consultant. Bartholomew became preside...


Jobless claims rise by 17,000

December 10, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended Dec. 5 rose by 17,000, or 3.7%, to 474,000 from the previous week's number of 457,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The increase was more than the 460,000 new claims expected, The Associated Press rep...


Census: Employment services falls 7%

December 10, 2009

Third-quarter revenue in the U.S. employment services industry was $43.61 billion, down 7.0% from $46.92 billion in the third quarter of 2008, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. In addition, the bureau reported third-quarter employment services revenue rose 6.9% from the second quarter of 20...


NATHO takes issue with temp nurse report

December 10, 2009

The National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations responded to an article alleging unfit nurses were finding work through staffing firms. The article, by nonprofit journalism organization ProPublica, appeared in The Los Angeles Times. Here's the text of the letter to the editor of The...


Contract watch: Radia Holdings

December 9, 2009

Technical Aid Corp. (TAC), part of Radia Holdings Inc., received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for engineering and manufacturing services for the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center. The contract was one of 14 awarded. The maximum value of...


ASA responds to healthcare staffing article

December 9, 2009

The American Staffing Association responded to a story in The Los Angeles Times newspaper and nonprofit journalism organization Pro Publica that took the healthcare staffing industry to task for alleged inadequarte screening. The report contended some nurse staffing companies weren't doing adequ...


ASA responds to healthcare staffing article

December 9, 2009

The American Staffing Association responded to a story in The Los Angeles Times newspaper and nonprofit journalism organization Pro Publica that took the healthcare staffing industry to task for alleged inadequate screening. The report contended some nurse staffing companies weren't doing adequa...


Contract watch: Radia Holdings

December 9, 2009

Technical Aid Corp. (TAC), part of Radia Holdings Inc., received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for engineering and manufacturing services for the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center. The contract was one of 14 awarded. The maximum value of...


Survey: 50% of IT managers to hire in 2010

December 9, 2009

Fifty percent of information technology hiring managers plan to add headcount in 2010, according to a survey by Veritude, a Boston-based staffing firm. Another 31% plan to keep staff levels unchanged, and 19% anticipate a decrease in staff. Of those who plan to hire, half will increase staffing...


Texas raising unemployment taxes

December 9, 2009

Texas state unemployment insurance rates will jump in 2010, the Texas Workforce Commission announced Tuesday. Texas joins a number of other states in increasing rates. Texas' increase raises the minimum state unemployment tax to 0.72% of the first $9,000 of an employee's wages in 2010 from 0.26%...