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Unlimited MedSearch names COO

September 8, 2008

Unlimited MedSearch named Craig Silverman as its new chief operating officer. Silverman formerly served as executive VP sales and marketing for HireAbility.com and has 12 years of staffing experience from his executive roles with Hall Kinion and Hudson Global Resources. Unlimited MedSearch is a S...


CHG names chief people officer, COO

September 8, 2008

CHG Healthcare Services named Donald DeCamp to the new role of chief people officer. In this position, DeCamp will oversee hiring, training and development of internal staff. DeCamp's previous post, chief operating officer, will go to Scott Beck, who had previously served as group president of op...


Volt completes directory sale

September 8, 2008

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE: VOL) said it completed the sale of its telephone directory publishing business to the Yellow Pages Group of Montreal. Included are Volt Directory Systems and Services, which provides telephone directory database management, sales and marketing, and DataNation...


IGate sets dates for staffing spin off

September 8, 2008

Pittsburgh-based information technology services and staffing company IGate Corp. (NASD: IGTE) finalized the date for the spin off of its staffing operations. The company plans to distribute shares in the new company on Sept. 30 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 16. IGate's professional servi...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

September 8, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - Economic indicators August 2008 *ECRI weekly leading index contracts*Manufacturing and nonmanufacturing indices running flat*Four-week jobless claims up 11.5% from July For the Briefing, click here.


Spherion employee confidence index rises

September 8, 2008

Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN) said its employee confidence index rose for the first time since May, jumping 2.4 points to 47.6 in August. Helping boost the index was an increase in the number of workers who believe the economy is getting stronger. The index's survey in August found that 8% thought t...


People

September 5, 2008

Interim Healthcare Inc. named Kathleen Gilmartin as its new president and CEO. Gilmartin formerly served as chief operating officer of Nursefinders Inc., and has more than 35 years' of healthcare experience. Interim is a Sunrise FL-based home healthcare and staffing firm, and has a network of mor...


Canada gains 15,200 jobs

September 5, 2008

Employment in Canada rose by 15,200 jobs in August with total employment at approximately 17.1 million, Statistics Canada reported today. The country gained 16,100 full-time jobs, and lost 900 part-time jobs. The nationwide unemployment rate was unchanged in August from July at 6.1%. In Ontario,...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

September 5, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - 2008 women- and minority-owned staffing firm list *List includes 65 diversity staffing firms*14 of those companies also appeared on fastest-growing staffing firm list*49 had revenue for more than $10 million For the Insight, c...


BRIEFING - AUGUST EMPLOYMENT SITUATION

September 5, 2008

Temp jobs off 37,000Temporary help payrolls fell by 37,000 jobs in August, the 19th monthly reduction in temp jobs out of the last 20 months. On a year-over-year basis, temporary help payrolls were down 9.1%, the largest year-over-year decline since 2002. Temporary help penetration slipped to 1....