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CEO confidence sinks lower

April 14, 2008

The Conference Board's measure of CEO confidence fell to 38 in the first quarter of this year, its weakest reading since the fourth quarter of 2000 when it was at 31. "CEOs' assessment of current conditions suggests we're still mired in a period of extremely slow growth, and while their short-ter...

Awards - Volt, Nelson, Delta

April 11, 2008

The co-founder and executive VP of Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE: VOL), Jerome Shaw, was chosen as an Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient by the National Coalition of Organizations. Shaw "is being recognized for his enduring commitment to programs that promote the diversification of the...

Certifications and memberships

April 11, 2008

Dependable Staffing Services of San Bernardino CA was awarded the gold seal of approval for healthcare staffing services by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Five professional employer organizations received workers compensation risk management best practices cert...

Latest Staffing Industry Report released

April 11, 2008

The April 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: - Revenue and profit growth lower in 2007 - Healthcare stays fit - Staffing mergers and acquisitions rise in...

Gauge remains in recessionary downturn

April 11, 2008

The growth rate for the Economic Cycle Research Institute's forward-looking gauge of the U.S. economy for the week ended April 4 contracted 10.7%. However, ECRI's weekly leading index level (WLI) rose to 131.9 from 129.8. The index and growth rate can move in opposite directions because the index...


April 11, 2008

Moreland & Associates, an accounting and temporary staffing firm, is based in Newport Beach CA. The incorrect city was stated in Thursday's Daily News.

Former temp makes 10,000 angry calls

April 10, 2008

From the oddly enough files comes the tale of a former temporary worker in Tokyo who was arrested after making 10,000 angry phone calls to a temporary agency that refused to send him on assignment, a newspaper reported. Click here to read our blog.

Jobless claims fall by 53,000

April 10, 2008

U.S initial unemployment claims dropped by 53,000 in the week ended April 5, after of an increase of 38,000 in the previous week. The advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 357,000, in the week ended April 5, down 12.9%, from the previous week's revised figure of 4...

Accounting and staffing firm acquired

April 10, 2008

Macias Gini & O'Connell LLP, a Sacramento CA-based accounting firm, said it acquired Moreland & Associates Inc., an accounting and temporary staffing firm that specializes in serving government and nonprofit organizations. Moreland is based in Newport Beach CA. Macias Gini & O'Connell has six off...

People - Westaff, WorkforceLogic, Heidrick

April 10, 2008

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) named Mark Smith as regional VP for its southern region serving Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. Smith most recently served as VP/general manager at Corestaff. WorkforceLogic, part of the Sonoma CA-based Nelson Family of Companies, appointed Michael Larkins as e...