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Is the sky falling, or was that just my 401k?

December 29, 2008

2008 proved a tough year with the economy turning sharply down, but what about 2009? Barry Asin discusses prospects for the New Year in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


Pasona cuts first-half revenue outlook

December 29, 2008

Pasona Group Inc., a Tokyo-based staffing firm, today cut the revenue forecast for the first half of its fiscal year to 116.08 billion yen (US$1.28 billion) from an earlier forecast of 122.67 billion yen (US$1.35 billion). Pasona said the downturn in the global economy caused sales in its tempora...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 29, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Survey of staffing firms: What's different about highly successful staffing firms? *Analysis of survey data reveals success factors*Stable, experienced management a key driver of success*Bigger firms and those with right prior...


Certifications - Guardian, Healthcare Plus

December 29, 2008

Guardian Healthcare Providers Inc., a Nashville-based healthcare staffing firm, and Healthcare Plus, a Palatine IL-based healthcare staffing firm, have received the gold seal of approval for healthcare staffing services from the Joint Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations.


Initial jobless claims jump

December 24, 2008

The four-week moving average of initial jobless claims rose 2.5% to a seasonally adjusted 558,000 in the week ended Dec. 20 from the previous week's revised average of 544,250, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Total initial jobless claims (not the four-week average) jumped 5.4% to a s...


Pomeroy restating reports for three years

December 24, 2008

Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc. (NASD: PMRY), a Hebron KY-based information technology services and staffing firm, said it will restate its financial statements for its last three fiscal years. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Pomeroy said the restatements are coming becaus...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 24, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts and citations to research from other organizations. INSIGHT - Temporary employee turnover *Temporary/Contract employee turnover down to 284% in 2007*Increasing length of assignment drives decrease in turnover*Length of assignment varies...


AMN names new board member

December 24, 2008

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS) named Michael Johns, M.D., to its board of directors. Johns is chancellor of Emory University in Atlanta. Prior to becoming chancellor, he led the Woodruff Health Sciences Center at Emory University from 1996 to 2007. Johns also serves on the board of John...


No Daily News Thursday and Friday

December 24, 2008

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published Thursday, Dec. 25, and Friday, Dec. 26, because of the Christmas holidays. Look for your next issue on Monday, Dec. 29.


SHRM sues to stop E-Verify mandate

December 24, 2008

The Society for Human Resource Management and other groups filed suit Tuesday to stop a rule that will require federal contractors and subcontractors to use the Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify system. E-Verify is a Web-based service for employers that checks information from I-9 forms...