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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...


Silicon Valley area draws highest wages

April 9, 2008

Santa Clara County CA, which includes much of Silicon Valley, reported the highest average weekly wage of all large U.S. counties in the third quarter of 2007 at $1,585, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. New York County NY posted the second-highest at $1,544, while Washington DC...


The R Word - oops, we said it!

April 9, 2008

The first rule about not causing a recession is to not call it a recession, but don't blame us - ECRI, among others, has let the cat out of the bag. Wary of a recession for the first time in several years, we jumped into our time machine to see what advice we were giving people during the last re...


Staffing firms under fire from attorney generals

April 9, 2008

The Ohio attorney general shut down a Columbus OH employment agency on April 3. Separately, the Massachusetts attorney general cited a healthcare staffing firm for failing to pay wages. In the Ohio case, a judge closed Global Personnel Inc. until an April 14 preliminary injunction hearing in a co...


Founder wants to buy Pomeroy

April 9, 2008

The founder and largest shareholder of Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc. (NASD: PMRY) on April 4 offered to buy the company for $7.05 a share and take it private. David Pomeroy, who already owns almost 16.7% of the shares, teamed up with Charlesbank Equity Fund VI LP, a Boston private equity firm, to acq...


Spring Group profit bounces higher

April 9, 2008

Full-year 2007 profit rose 23.4% at Spring Group PLC, a London-based staffing firm with operations in the United States, according to the company's annual report released this week. Spring reported profit of GBP5.9 million (US$11.9 million), compared with GBP4.8 million in 2006. Revenue rose 6.3%...


Office openings

April 8, 2008

Aerotek Inc. opened offices in Lebanon PA and Rockford IL. The Lebanon location will place workers in manufacturing, skilled trades, light industrial, production, administrative, and contact center positions. Its new Rockford site will place workers in manufacturing, skilled trades, and warehouse...


Job openings fall

April 8, 2008

The number of job openings was just over 3.8 million on the last business day of February, down 348,000 year-over-year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were almost 4.2 million job openings in February 2007. The job openings rate was 2.7% in February compared with 2.9% in F...


TSR profit up, but slowdown may have effect

April 8, 2008

Third-quarter revenue and profit rose at information technology staffing firm TSR Inc., but its CEO said the economic slowdown will likely hit IT spending, especially in the financial services sector. Hauppauge NY-based TSR reported net income of $214,000 for its fiscal third quarter ended Feb 29...


77% have used locum tenens doctors

April 8, 2008

A survey of 730 hospitals and medical groups by Staff Care, a division of AMN Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: AHS), found 77% had used locum tenens physicians, or temporary doctors, in the last 12 months. In addition, 54% said they were currently using locum tenens doctors. The survey also found that 76%...