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State could have saved $3.5 million on temps

January 6, 2009

The state auditor for North Carolina issued a report today saying five state agencies could have saved up to $3.5 million in the use of temporary workers if they had used an open and competitive bidding process. Auditor Leslie Merritt's report covers approximately $28 million in staffing servic...


State could have saved $3.5 million on temps

January 6, 2009

The state auditor for North Carolina issued a report today saying five state agencies could have saved up to $3.5 million in the use of temporary workers if they had used an open and competitive bidding process. Auditor Leslie Merritt's report covers approximately $28 million in staffing services...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

January 6, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis *SISI rises 4.2% in December; 9 losers; 12 gainers*SISI down 34.9% in 2008; no gainers*Best in 2008: Resources Connection, Worst in 2008: Medical Staffing Network INSIGHT - Staffing merg...


Riverside and Detroit post highest jobless rates

January 6, 2009

The Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area in Southern California and the Detroit area posted the highest jobless rates in November among metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The Riverside and Detroit areas reported jobless r...


People - Jackson Healthcare

January 6, 2009

Jackson Healthcare named Dennis Stockwell as general counsel. Stockwell will be responsible for all legal affairs at the company. He comes to Jackson Healthcare after serving as general counsel of both TurboChef Technologies Inc. and PracticeWorks Inc.


Service sector activity falls, but not as quickly

January 6, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector declined in December compared with November, but the rate of decline slowed, the Institute for Supply Management reported today. Its nonmanufacturing index rose to a reading of 40.6 in December from November's reading of 37.3. The nonmanufacturing inde...


Certifications

January 5, 2009

Two healthcare staffing firms announced they received the gold seal of approval for healthcare staffing from The Joint Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations. CompHealth, a division of CHG Healthcare Services, said Wednesday its rehab and respiratory therapy staffing division re...


Healthcare staffing firm cites growth areas

January 5, 2009

Locum Leaders, a new healthcare staffing firm based in Alpharetta GA, said today that 2009 should bring strong growth in its business despite the weak economy. "The economy notwithstanding, we predict strong quarterly growth in our business, especially in the areas of hospital medicine (patient c...


People - ATC Healthcare

January 5, 2009

ATC Healthcare Inc. (OTCBB: AHNA.PK), a Lake Success NY-based healthcare staffing firm, reported that Gerald Halpern resigned from its board of directors, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Halpern had joined the board in December 2007. Halpern is an attorney...


Manufacturing activity falls further

January 5, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector slowed further in December, the Institute for Supply Management reported Friday. The institute's key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing had a reading of 32.4 in December, down from 36.2 in November. Readings of more than 50 indicate exp...