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Vegas - Don't leave things to chance

February 28, 2008

Roll on Vegas! The 2008 Executive Forum is less than five days away! Just like any good gambler needs a strategy, every conference attendee should have a plan. Whether you are a first-time attendee (there are 208 of you this year!) or a seasoned veteran (there are more than 500 of you!), here are...


Report - Hiring slows from year ago

February 27, 2008

Fewer employers in both the manufacturing and service sectors plan to add staff in March compared with a year ago, 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 37....


AMN profit falls 10%

February 27, 2008

Fourth-quarter net income fell 10.4% at AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS). The country's largest healthcare staffing firm posted profit of $9.0 million, down from $10.0 million in the year-ago quarter. Revenue, however, rose 0.8% in the fourth quarter to $285.9 million from $283.5 million...


Mass layoffs bring more jobless claims

February 27, 2008

Employers took 1,438 mass layoff actions in January, up only five from 1,433 in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. However, the number of initial unemployment claims associated with the mass layoffs rose 1.7% to 144,111 in January from 141,750 in December. A mass layoff...


People - Delta, Sapphire, Manpower

February 27, 2008

Delta Flex Travelers, part of The Delta Companies, promoted Bryan Davis and Kevin Faust to directors of marketing. Delta Flex Travelers provides travel allied healthcare professionals. Davis has 10 years' experience in healthcare staffing. Faust started at The Delta Companies in 2001 as a consult...


Consumer confidence sinks

February 26, 2008

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index fell in February. It now stands at 75.0, down from 87.3 in January. It's the lowest reading in almost 15 years with the exception of the start of the Iraq war in 2003, according to The Conference Board. Consumers saying business conditions are "bad...


Recognition - TeamStaff, Headway

February 26, 2008

TeamStaff Inc. (NASD: TSTF) said its TeamStaff Rx subsidiary received the gold seal of approval from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. TeamStaff Rx provides travel nurses and allied healthcare professionals. Headway Corporate Resources, a Raleigh NC-based staffing...


Gevity profit falls 97%, dropping non-PEO offering

February 26, 2008

Gevity HR Inc. (NASD: GVHR) said its earnings took a hit from a noncash charge of $8.5 million for impairment of goodwill over its acquisition of HRAmerica Inc. as well as a $1.6 million charge for executive severance. Former CEO Erik Vonk left the company in October. The Bradenton FL-based profe...


Heidrick's fourth-quarter profit rises 36%

February 26, 2008

Fourth-quarter profit rose 36.3% at Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. The company reported fourth-quarter 2007 net income of $9.2 million compared with $6.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2006. Fourth-quarter revenue rose 16.4% to $161.7 million from $1...


USG People to buy German staffing firm

February 25, 2008

Netherlands-based staffing firm USG People said it struck a deal to buy Allgeier DL, a German staffing firm. Allgeier is a subsidiary of Allgeier Holding AG and is based in Munich, Germany. USG will pay approximately euro175 million (US$257.3 million) for the company. The deal is subject to appro...