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Jobless claims unchanged at 627,000

February 19, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits was unchanged in the week ended Feb. 14 from the previous week's revised figure of 627,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. However, the four-week moving average of claims rose 1.7% to 619,000 from the previous week's revise...


Lucas Group names new president and CEO

February 19, 2009

The Lucas Group, an Atlanta-based executive search firm, named Andi Jennings as president and CEO. Jennings takes over from company founder Art Lucas, who is retiring after more than three decades at the firm. Jennings joined the Lucas Group in 1977. She most recently served as VP and general m...


Ohio cracks down on worker misclassification

February 19, 2009

Ohio will crack down on employers who misclassify workers as independent contractors, state Attorney General Richard Cordray announced Wednesday. Several state agencies agreed to exchange information in an effort to find such firms. The agencies include the Ohio Department of Job and Family Ser...


Temp worker hires, reductions

February 19, 2009

Florida plans to hire temporary workers for concealed weapons permits. Meanwhile, Nevada site plans to cut 500 contract workers. Florida Agricultural Commissioner Charles Bronson got approval to spend $3.9 million to bring in 61 temporary workers to help process a backlog of concealed weapons per...


Temp worker hires, reductions

February 19, 2009

Florida plans to hire temporary workers for concealed weapons permits. Meanwhile, Nevada site plans to cut 500 contract workers. Florida Agricultural Commissioner Charles Bronson got approval to spend $3.9 million to bring in 61 temporary workers to help process a backlog of concealed weapons p...


Ohio cracks down on worker misclassification

February 19, 2009

Ohio will crack down on employers who misclassify workers as independent contractors, state Attorney General Richard Cordray announced Wednesday. Several state agencies agreed to exchange information in an effort to find such firms. The agencies include the Ohio Department of Job and Family Servi...


People - The Armada Group, Extensis

February 18, 2009

The Armada Group and Extensis Group PLC announced personnel changes. The Armada Group, a Santa Cruz-based information technology staffing firm promoted Lisa Sullivan to VP of client relations. Sullivan had served as director of business development. Extensis Group, a New Jersey-based professional...


Canada charges IT firms in bid-rigging probe

February 18, 2009

Seven companies face criminal charges of bid rigging related to several information technology services contracts for the Canadian federal government, the Canadian Competition Bureau announced. The firms allegedly joined to illegally coordinate their bids to pump up prices. Six of the firms provi...


People - The Armada Group, Extensis

February 18, 2009

The Armada Group and Extensis Group PLC announced personnel changes. The Armada Group, a Santa Cruz-based information technology staffing firm promoted Lisa Sullivan to VP of client relations. Sullivan had served as director of business development. Extensis Group, a New Jersey-based profession...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

February 18, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Managing employees in the unknown zone *How to handle unexplainable drops in performance*Three employee profiles that pose unique challenges for managers*Understanding the effects of performance management on organizational cu...