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Second-quarter GDP grows by 2.8%

September 26, 2008

Second-quarter growth in U.S. real gross domestic product was 2.8%, according to a final estimate released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The growth was less than an earlier estimate of 3.3%. Real GDP had grown at only 0.9% in the first quarter.


Send us your questions for temps

September 26, 2008

Do you have burning questions you've been unable to answer regarding temporary workers? Want to know what they're thinking, what they want, how to attract them? If so, send us your question ideas. We'll consider the most popular ones in our upcoming survey of temporary help workers. Survey result...


Pinnacle's loss rises

September 26, 2008

Pinnacle Staffing Group PLC said today its net loss rose to GBP6.3 million (US$12.4 million) in the first half of its fiscal year ended July 6. The healthcare staffing firm, based in Luton, England, posted a net loss of GBP223,000 in the same period in the previous year. Revenue declined 9.8% to...


Firm buys The Hobart West Group

September 26, 2008

The Hobart West Group, which provides legal staffing and other legal-related services, was acquired by Alexander Gallo Holdings LLC, an Atlanta-based court reporting and litigation services company. Terms of the deal were not announced. Based in Florham Park NJ, The Hobart West Group includes the...


TrueBlue appoints former CEO as chairman

September 25, 2008

TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) named Joe Sambataro, the company's former CEO and CFO, as board chairman. Sambataro served as CEO from 2001 to 2006 and as CFO from 1997 to 2001. Former chairman Robert Sullivan will remain on the board as a director. TrueBlue is a Tacoma WA-based staffing firm. Its bran...


Adecco revenue down in July, August

September 25, 2008

Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, said revenue fell 3% in the first two months of the third quarter, excluding the impact of trading days, currency and acquisitions. The company made the announcement today during its investor event in New York. Adecco said it believes weak markets wil...


Report - Jobless claims highest since 2001

September 25, 2008

The advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 493,000 for the week ending Sept. 20, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The Associated Press said the number was the highest since November 2001. The Department of Labor said Hurricanes Gustav and Ike helped pus...


Pinnacle Staffing Group experiences shakeup

September 25, 2008

Pinnacle Staffing Group PLC, a Luton, England-based healthcare staffing firm, said today its CEO, Jacqui Skinner, has resigned. The company also said non-executive Chairman Richard Aitken-Davies has stepped down as have non-executive directors Trevor Jones and Ewan Gowrie. Non-executive director...


Contract watch - Pinstripe

September 24, 2008

Pinstripe Inc., a Brookfield WI-based recruitment process outsourcing firm, said it was chosen by CUNA Mutual Group to operate a talent acquisition program for its locations across the U.S., including its headquarters in Madison WI and call center in Fort Worth TX. CUNA is a provider of financial...


September's Marketing Blog - What do you do when the temporary person doesn't show up?

September 24, 2008

What do you do when a temporary doesn't show up? Staffing Industry Analysts' VP of Marketing Hinda Chalew writes on the subject in The Contingent Blog. For more, click.