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Gevity CEO gets work OK

September 16, 2008

The chairman and CEO of Gevity HR Inc. (NASD: GVHR), Michael Lavington, received work authorization from the U.S. government, the company announced today. Lavington was named CEO in October 2007, and his appointment was subject to the authorization. Lavington is a citizen of the United Kingdom. H...


Latest Staffing Industry Report released

September 16, 2008

The September issue of the Staffing Industry Report newsletter is now available in PDF format at www.staffingindustry.com. To download a copy, click here. Top stories from this month's issue: *Diversity staffing list includes 65 companies*Staffing execs' median total pay hits $1.1 million*Secon...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

September 16, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Retained search growth update *Revenue growth remains restrained*Weakness in financial services a common denominator*Staffing Industry Analysts to downgrade sector For the Insight, click here.


People - Cross Country, Adecco

September 15, 2008

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) said Carol Westfall, president of its Cejka Search subsidiary, will retire in March. Westfall spent 22 years at the company, including eight as president. Cejka Search is Cross Country's physician and healthcare executive search arm. Adecco SA, the world...


NTS technical solutions revenue rises

September 15, 2008

National Technical Systems Inc. (NASD: NTSC) said revenue in its technical solutions division, which includes staffing services, rose 7.1% year over year to $8.8 million in the company's fiscal second quarter ended July 31. CEO William McGinnis said cost-cutting measures boosted the division's op...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

September 15, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Non-U.S. staffing growth update *Large international firms see deceleration in non-U.S. markets*Slowing particularly notable in France and Italy *Nonetheless, non-U.S. still outperforming U.S. For the Insight, click here. INSI...


ASA names staffing employee of the year

September 15, 2008

The American Staffing Association kicked off National Staffing Employee Week today by announcing that Erin O'Connell is the national staffing employee of the year. O'Connell is a pediatric respiratory therapist with STAT Staffing Medical Services in Pittsburgh. She is presently on assignment at t...


EDI bolsters IT offering

September 12, 2008

EDI Specialists, a staffing firm focusing on enterprise application integration and information technology, has acquired Premier Resource Group (PRG). This deal augments the company's Key IT, the company's information technology division, which includes staffing services. James Fabiano, owner o...


Adecco co-founder dies

September 12, 2008

Klaus Jacobs, co-founder of Adecco SA, died Wednesday, Sept. 10. He was 71 and had suffered from a brain tumor for about a year. Jacobs founded Adecco after he merged Adia Interim SA with Ecco SA in 1996. He left the board of Adecco in 2002 to return in 2004 amid the accounting scandal that roc...


Synergie up 8% in first half of 2008

September 12, 2008

French staffing firm Synergie SA posted a growth of 8% in net sales or revenue for the first half of 2008. Net sales for period was euro610.6 million versus euro566.5 million in the first half of 2007. Sales were up 4.2% at constant currency. "A two-fold increase in revenue from outplacement se...