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NTS technical solutions revenue rises

September 15, 2008

National Technical Systems Inc. (NASD: NTSC) said revenue in its technical solutions division, which includes staffing services, rose 7.1% year over year to $8.8 million in the company's fiscal second quarter ended July 31. CEO William McGinnis said cost-cutting measures boosted the division's op...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

September 15, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Non-U.S. staffing growth update *Large international firms see deceleration in non-U.S. markets*Slowing particularly notable in France and Italy *Nonetheless, non-U.S. still outperforming U.S. For the Insight, click here. INSI...


ASA names staffing employee of the year

September 15, 2008

The American Staffing Association kicked off National Staffing Employee Week today by announcing that Erin O'Connell is the national staffing employee of the year. O'Connell is a pediatric respiratory therapist with STAT Staffing Medical Services in Pittsburgh. She is presently on assignment at t...


EDI bolsters IT offering

September 12, 2008

EDI Specialists, a staffing firm focusing on enterprise application integration and information technology, has acquired Premier Resource Group (PRG). This deal augments the company's Key IT, the company's information technology division, which includes staffing services. James Fabiano, owner o...


Adecco co-founder dies

September 12, 2008

Klaus Jacobs, co-founder of Adecco SA, died Wednesday, Sept. 10. He was 71 and had suffered from a brain tumor for about a year. Jacobs founded Adecco after he merged Adia Interim SA with Ecco SA in 1996. He left the board of Adecco in 2002 to return in 2004 amid the accounting scandal that roc...


Synergie up 8% in first half of 2008

September 12, 2008

French staffing firm Synergie SA posted a growth of 8% in net sales or revenue for the first half of 2008. Net sales for period was euro610.6 million versus euro566.5 million in the first half of 2007. Sales were up 4.2% at constant currency. "A two-fold increase in revenue from outplacement se...


Employment services up 5% in 2Q, Census says

September 12, 2008

The U.S. government estimate of quarterly revenue for employment services was up 5% year over year in the second quarter, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census estimates revenue for employment services at $45.7 billion in the second quarter, up from $43.5 billion in the second quarter...


Agency nurses are more qualified, study says

September 11, 2008

A new study debunks the negative perception about the quality of temporary nurses that still persists within hospitals even though a majority of hospitals use staffing firms to supplement their nurse requirements. Prof. Linda Aiken, director of the Center of Health Outcomes and Policy Research...


Four-week average unemployment claims flat

September 11, 2008

In the week ending Sept. 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 445,000, a decrease of 6,000, or 1.3%, from the previous week's revised figure of 451,000. The four-week moving average was 440,000, an increase of 250 from the previous week's revised average...


Office openings - Arcadia, VACO

September 11, 2008

Arcadia Resources Inc. (AMEX: KAD), a provider of consumer healthcare services and medical staffing, is opening a new site for its Indiana-based DailyMed pharmacy operations. The company is leasing a 7,000 square foot facility on the north side of Indianapolis. By the end of 2008, this new faci...