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Report: Albany Group restructures

January 26, 2010

The Albany Group is going through a restructuring and refinancing process to pay creditors and service debts following difficulties with its U.K. bank affecting some European portions of its operations, according to a report in U.K.-based Recruiter magazine.

Albany is working to transition contractors...

EEOC, Aerotek settle recruiter dispute

January 26, 2010

Aerotek agreed to allow recruiters who are in nonmanagement positions speak with representatives of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission privately and without an attorney from Aerotek present as part of an EEOC investigation, the EEOC announced on Monday.

Aerotek allegedly required its...

U.K. temp equality rule goes to Parliament

January 26, 2010

A proposed regulation in the United Kingdom to give temporary workers from employment agencies rights equal to traditionally hired workers was presented to Parliament last week.

Known as the "Agency Workers Directive" it will require equal pay, holidays and working conditions for temporary workers after...

French court upholds euro34.0 million Adecco fine

January 26, 2010

A French appeals court upheld a euro34.0 million (US$48.1 million) fine against Adecco SA, the company reported today.

The fine stemmed from alleged anti-competitive practices that took place between March 2003 and November 2004 in France. Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) and Randstad Holding SA were also...

Staffing firm to pay $20 million in fraud case

January 26, 2010

A judge ordered Staffing Services Inc., a Bellflower CA-based staffing firm, to pay $20 million in restitution after a plea bargain was reached in a workers' compensation fraud case, the California Department of Insurance announced Monday.

Staffing Services allegedly misrepresented the types and number...

General Employment revenue falls 32%

January 26, 2010

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB) reported revenue fell 31.7% on a year-over-year basis to $2.0 million in its fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 31, 2009.

The Oakbrook Terrace IL-based staffing firm posted a first-quarter net loss of $589,000 compared with a net loss of $776,000 in the same...

Survey says economy improving, but slowly

January 25, 2010

The U.S. economy continues to improve at a slow rate, and more companies plan to add jobs, according to the latest industry survey released today by the National Association for Business Economics.

"NABE's January 2010 industry survey provides new evidence that the U.S. recovery from the Great Recession...

People: Staffing Industry Analysts

January 25, 2010

Staffing Industry Analysts named Bryan Peña as director of contingent workforce strategies and research. In addition to providing guidance to the CWS Council, Peña's responsibilities have been expanded to include developing and implementing the company's North American buyer research agenda and conference...

Manpower CEO joins Federal Reserve board

January 25, 2010

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) Chairman and CEO Jeff Joerres was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's board through 2011.

Board directors are picked to represent a cross-section of the economy including consumers, industry, agriculture, the service sector, labor and commercial banks.

The board...

Contract watch: Ciber

January 25, 2010

Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR) said its Ciber Federal division was part of a team that won a contract to provide technology services at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville AL. Ciber will provide more than 60 people over a period of five years and will...