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International: Skilled revenue falls 21%

February 24, 2010

Skilled Group Ltd., the largest Australian staffing firm, reported revenue fell 20.9% to AUS$844.5 million (US$754.1 million) in the first half of its fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2009, from AUS$1.07 billion the first half of the previous year.

Profit from continuing operations fell 79.0% to AUS$4.5 million...

CTG revenue falls 19%

February 24, 2010

Computer Task Group Inc. reported fourth-quarter revenue fell 18.8% on a year-over-year basis to $67.7 million. The Buffalo NY-based information technology staffing firm, said fourth-quarter staffing revenue fell by 18.3% to $45.2 million.

Fourth-quarter gross margin narrowed to 22.2% from 22.4% in...

Court says recruiters aren't exempt

February 24, 2010

A California appeals court ruled that staffing firm recruiters are not exempt from overtime under California law. The February issue of the Legs & Reg Advisor, available for corporate members has more details on the case.

Other items in the February issue of the Legs & Reg Advisor include:
-Rhode Island...

Ciber fourth-quarter revenue falls 6%

February 23, 2010

Fourth-quarter revenue fell 6.2% on a year-over-year basis to $262.3 million at information technology solutions and staffing company Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR).

The Greenwood Village CO-based company's fourth-quarter net income fell 54.3% to $2.5 million from $5.5 million in the year-ago quarter.


CDI revenue falls 14%

February 23, 2010

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) reported fourth-quarter revenue fell 14.1% to $217.2 million from $253.6 million in the same period in the previous year. The company reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $6.9 million, and said the quarter included a $4.3 million charge after an investigation by the U.S. Department...

Emerald buys American Nursing Services

February 23, 2010

Emerald Health Services acquired American Nursing Services Inc., a healthcare staffing firm based in New Orleans.

American Nursing Services was founded in 1982 and has approximately 20 offices nationwide.

"Our acquisition of American Nursing Services, which includes a strong presence in several geographic...

Broadlane is successful bidder for Symbio

February 23, 2010

Broadlane Inc. was the successful bidder for the assets of Symbio Solutions Inc., a vendor management system provider for the healthcare industry, according to a filing Friday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Symbio filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier...

Annual staffing firm survey open

February 23, 2010

The annual survey of staffing firms by Staffing Industry Analysts is now open. The survey aims to deliver a better understanding of staffing strategies, trends and practices. The survey closes at 10 a.m. Pacific time on Feb. 25. To go to the survey, please click here.

Heidrick revenue down 19%, net income up

February 23, 2010

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) reported a year-over-year decline of 18.6% in fourth-quarter revenue while net income rose. The company estimated first quarter and full-year 2010 will bring revenue growth.

Heidrick posted fourth-quarter revenue of $109.9 million...

NATHO aims to streamline staffing data entry

February 23, 2010

The National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations launched a technology committee that will look into cutting the amount of time and money required for entering data.

The committee aims to develop a connectivity software standard so staffing firms won't have to manually enter candidate data...