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Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

February 19 2008

Here is a list of research reports, and citations to other research, released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts.

INSIGHT - Pharmacy staffing
More than 3.7 billion prescriptions were written in the United States in 2007, making the U.S prescription market about a $284 billion industry. And the market was up 7.9% year-over-year. In this Insight, we explore the pharmacy staffing market, including demand drivers, challenges, opportunities, and advice from firms in this niche segment. For more, click here.

INSIGHT - A historical look at staffing mergers and acquisitions
Staffing Industry Analysts counted 139 completed acquisitions involving staffing firms last year. That's the highest rate since 2000, when Staffing Industry Analysts counted 160. This Insight looks back at staffing industry mergers and acquisitions over the past decade. For more, click here.

INSIGHT - Recruitment Process Outsourcing
In this 22-page report we offer our first overview of the RPO market. Topics covered in the report include: What is RPO? How does RPO work? How is RPO different from direct hire or staffing? Who uses RPO? For more, click here.

BRIEFING - Randstad CEO says North America has bottomed out
North America has "bottomed out," Randstad Holding NV Chairman and CEO Ben Noteboom said in a conference call with analysts. Randstad's North American fourth-quarter revenue fell 10% to euro282.2 million (US$415.6 million) from euro313.5 million in the same period in 2006. For more, click here.

BRIEFING - MPS Group's U.S. operations buck industry slowdown
MPS Group reported fourth-quarter global revenue of $540 million, up 17% on a year-over-year basis. Net income for the period of $23.5 million, reflected a 15% year-over-year increase. For more, click here.

Briefing - Spherion reports 3.1% organic growth in fourth quarter
Spherion reported fourth-quarter 2007 revenue of $582 million. This represents organic growth of 3.1% in the final three months of the previous year. Adjusted earnings from continuing operations were $11.1 million, compared to $8.5 million in Q406. For more, click here.

BRIEFING - Analysts International says 'no' to Select
Analysts International Corp. rejected an offer to sell the company to Koosharem Corp., the holding company of the Select Family of Staffing Companies, which include SelectRemedy and Select Staffing. For more, click here.

CITATION - Globalization of the temporary staffing industry
This citation directs readers to an October 2006 working paper entitled, "Mapping the Globalization of the Temporary Staffing Industry." As part of a collaboration between the Economic & Social Research Council and the University of Manchester, the paper explores the globalization of the temporary staffing industry. For more, click here. If you haven't upgraded your corporate membership recently, you may not have access to this document.


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