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Dakotas, Nebraska post lowest jobless rates

October 21, 2009

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North Dakota registered the lowest jobless rate among all states in September at 4.2%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. South Dakota posted the second-lowest rate at 4.8%. Nebraska reported the third-lowest at 4.9%.

Michigan posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in...


Survey: Seasonal hiring plans little changed

October 21, 2009

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Eighteen percent of hiring managers plan to hire seasonal workers for the upcoming holidays, about even with last year when 17% said the same, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.com.

Forty-four percent of hiring managers plan to pay $10 or more per hour and 12% plan to pay $16 per hour or more....


Survey: Seasonal hiring plans little changed

October 21, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

Eighteen percent of hiring managers plan to hire seasonal workers for the upcoming holidays, about even with last year when 17% said the same, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.com.

Forty-four percent of hiring managers plan to pay $10 or more per hour and 12% plan to pay $16 per hour or more....


Tri-State acquires insurance staffing firm

October 21, 2009

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Tri-State Employment Services acquired Overload Staffing, a Dallas-based provider of insurance professionals, merger and acquisition advisory firm De Bellas & Co. announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not released.

Insurance Overload was founded in 1983. It provides workers in claims, underwriting...


Dakotas, Nebraska post lowest jobless rates

October 21, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

North Dakota registered the lowest jobless rate among all states in September at 4.2%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. South Dakota posted the second-lowest rate at 4.8%. Nebraska reported the third-lowest at 4.9%.

Michigan posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

October 21, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. To access the research, please go to www.staffingindustry.com and click on "Additional new research" under the Latest Research category in the center of the page.

BRIEFING - Adecco to buy MPS group
*Deal valued at $1.3 billion
*Adecco would...


Adecco to buy MPS Group

October 20, 2009

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Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, agreed to acquire MPS Group Inc. (NYSE: MPS) in a deal that would bolster its position in the professional staffing sector in the U.S. and elsewhere.

MPS, a Jacksonville FL-based professional staffing firm, ranked No. 13 both on Staffing Industry Analysts'...


Private equity firm acquires EmployBridge

October 20, 2009

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MSouth Equity Partners, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, acquired EmployBridge Holding Company. The deal closed Sept. 14. Terms of the transaction were not announced.

EmployBridge ranked No. 30 on Staffing Industry Analysts' list of largest staffing firms with 2008 U.S. staffing revenue of $419.3...


United Nations: Temps bore brunt of layoffs

October 20, 2009

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Temporary workers bore the brunt of layoffs in the developed world as the recession took hold, most noticeably in the vehicle manufacturing sector, according to a report released Monday by the United Nations' International Labour Organization.

In Germany, between 100,000 and 150,000 workers employed...


Private equity firm acquires EmployBridge

October 20, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

MSouth Equity Partners, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, acquired EmployBridge Holding Company. The deal closed Sept. 14. Terms of the transaction were not announced.

EmployBridge ranked No. 30 on Staffing Industry Analysts' list of largest staffing firms with 2008 U.S. staffing revenue of $419.3...