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Schwab team comes to Heidrick

April 23, 2008

Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) said the founder of Schwab Enterprise LLC and a team of three others have come over to Heidrick. Schwab Enterprise was an executive search firm specializing in the hedge fund industry. Schwab's founder, Claude Schwab, has published career guide...


Addison Professional Search buys Houston firm

April 23, 2008

Addison Professional Search acquired HireSynergy, a Houston-based executive search firm with a focus on the accounting, finance, and information technology industries. Terms of the deal were not announced. The acquisition of the 38-person firm expands Addison's presence in the southeast. HireSyne...


Robert Half profit flat

April 23, 2008

First-quarter net income at Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) was relatively flat, edging up 0.1% year-over-year, the company reported Tuesday afternoon. The Menlo Park CA-based staffing firm reported first-quarter net income of $70.8 million, compared with $70.7 million in the same peri...


Randstad shareholders OK Vedior deal

April 23, 2008

Randstad Holding NV said shareholders at a meeting today agreed to the plan to acquire Vedior NV. The combined company would rank as the second-largest staffing firm in the world. Vedior shareholders are set to vote Friday. Randstad also announced that two new executive board members were appoint...


Survey projects slower hiring

April 22, 2008

Hiring expectations for May in the manufacturing and service sectors fell year-over-year, according to the leading indicator of national employment index (LINE) report from the Society for Human Resource Management and Rutgers University. The index's survey found that 47.7% of manufacturers plan...


People - AMN Healthcare, SeatonCorp

April 22, 2008

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS) said Douglas Wheat was elected chairman of the board. Wheat has served as a director on AMN's board since November 1999 and is currently chairman of Challenger Capital Group Ltd. SeatonCorp, a Chicago-based staffing firm, appointed Patrick Beharelle as COO...


Loss narrows at Analysts International

April 22, 2008

The first-quarter loss narrowed at Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANLY). The Minneapolis-based information technology staffing company reported a loss of $1.0 million for the most recent quarter, compared with $2.0 million a year ago. Analysts International said the loss includes special cha...


Manpower lists toughest jobs to fill

April 22, 2008

Engineers rank as the hardest jobs to fill, according to a list of the 10 hardest jobs to fill by Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN). Sales representatives had topped last year's list, but slipped to No. 5 this year. After engineers, the other top 10 hardest-to-fill jobs this year, in order, are machinist...


Kelly net income falls 30.9%

April 22, 2008

First-quarter profit at Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) fell 30.9% amid the continuing slowdown in the U.S. economy. The Troy MI-based staffing giant posted first-quarter net income of $8.2 million, down from $11.9 million in the first quarter of 2007. First-quarter revenue rose 2.8% to $1.39 b...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

April 21, 2008

Here is a list of research reports released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Temporary staffing long-term forecast The purpose of this Insight is to forecast U.S. temporary staffing revenue growth through 2016, by adapting data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest 10...