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Bureau says U.S. in recession

December 2, 2008

The National Bureau of Economic Research said Monday the United States entered into a recession after the economy peaked in December 2007. That month marked the end of an expansion that began in November 2001. A traditional definition of a recession calls for two consecutive quarters of contracti...


Worker trampled at Wal-Mart was a temp

December 2, 2008

The worker at a Wal-Mart in Long Island who died after being trampled by shoppers when the store opened the day after Thanksgiving was a temporary worker employed through an employment agency, The Associated Press reported. The man, Jdimytai Damour, was doing maintenance work at the store. The As...


California area registers highest jobless rate

December 2, 2008

The Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area in Southern California recorded the highest jobless rate in October, 9.5%, among metropolitan areas with a population of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The Washington DC metropolitan area, which includes Arlington a...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 2, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - PEO staffing growth update *Performance of PEO services remains stratified*Some firms see recovery in California; weakness in Southwest continues*Administaff, ADP expect strong growth in 4Q08 despite challenging environment Fo...


TAC pays misclassified workers back overtime

December 2, 2008

TAC Worldwide said today back overtime wages of approximately $1.9 million will be paid to 970 workers that were inadvertently misclassified as "computer professionals," a category exempt from overtime. The Dedham MA-based technical staffing firm said the payment came as part of a consent agreeme...


Reliant starts search for CEO

December 2, 2008

Reliant Health Care Professionals said Monday it's searching for a new CEO. Current President and CEO Gregory Mikkelsen will step down once the company finds a replacement. Afterward, Mikkelsen will continue to serve as executive VP and vice chair of the Denver-based healthcare staffing firm that...


Nurse recruiter pleads guilty to fraud

December 1, 2008

A recruiter of foreign nurses pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Western District of Pennsylvania reported. The recruiter, Anthony Aliucci of Mars PA, also admitted to defrauding Global Nursing Solutions of at least $400,000, but less than $1 million. Global...


Proffice sells part of Danish division

December 1, 2008

Proffice AB, a staffing firm based in Stockholm, Sweden, said today it sold its Danish industry and logistics division to Ramsdal Vikar & Rekruttering A/S. The division had revenue of approximately 50 million Swedish Krona (US$6.2 million) per year. The deal will be completed by the end of the ye...


Adecco - chairman leaving; buy complete

December 1, 2008

Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, said Chairman Jürgen Dormann won't seek re-election and will step down on Dec. 31. The company also announced it completed its acquisition of DNC De Nederlanden Compagnie NV. Dormann became chairman in May 2007 after joining the board in June 2004. V...


Nelson executive moving on

December 1, 2008

After serving for more than 20 years at the Nelson Family of Companies, including as president, Mark Nelson will explore other opportunities, the company announced last week. Nelson is the son of founder and Chairman Gary Nelson. Mark Nelson founded the company's accounting and finance staffing d...