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Sierra Systems Group acquires RIS Inc.

November 28, 2007

Sierra Systems Group Inc., an information technology and management consulting firm, said it struck a deal to acquire RIS Inc., a privately held Calgary, Alberta, IT services and staffing company. The deal is set to close Nov. 30. RIS and its 250 employees and 350 subcontractors will operate under the...


On Assignment executive to depart

November 28, 2007

On Assignment Inc. (NASD: ASGN)  will part ways with Shawn Mohr, its chief sales officer and president of its healthcare staffing division, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Mohr's employment will end effective Dec. 31 in order to let him pursue...


Aquent buys UK's Hodge Recruitment

November 27, 2007

Aquent said Monday it acquired Hodge Recruitment, a provider of office support staffing located in London. Terms of the deal were not announced. Aquent, a Boston-based creative and marketing staffing company, plans to make Hodge part of its Eloquent Staffing brand, which provides office clerical staffing...


Crdentia loss narrows

November 27, 2007

Third-quarter net loss at Crdentia Corp. (OTCBB: CRDT.OB) narrowed to $1.9 million from $2.5 million in the third quarter of 2006, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Dallas-based healthcare staffing firm reported third-quarter revenue fell 19.8% to $7.3 million...


Wanted — a few good recruiters

November 27, 2007

Research Analyst Sona Sharma blogs about attracting and retaining good recruiters. Click here.


Consumer confidence decreases

November 27, 2007

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index fell again in November. It now stands at 87.3, down from 95.2 in October.

Consumers claiming conditions are "good" slipped to 22.3% in November from 23.2% last month. Those saying conditions are "bad" rose to 19.1% from 16.6%. Consumers claiming jobs are...


Agency sets deadline for new I-9 forms

November 27, 2007

Employers must start using the new I-9 employment eligibility form by Dec. 26, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Nov. 23.

The new form adds the employment authorization document to the list of approved documents but no longer allows the following five documents as proof of identity...


Remedy Intelligent Staffing's founder dies

November 27, 2007

The founder of Remedy Intelligent Staffing died Nov. 21. Robert Emmett McDonough, who founded the company in Riverside CA in 1965, was 85 years old.

Remedy opened its first franchise office in 1988 and went public on the Nasdaq in 1996, according to the company. McDonough sold RemedyTemp Inc., the parent...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

November 26, 2007

Here is a list of research reports released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts.

BRIEFING - Finance and accounting staffing growth still weak
Finance and accounting staffing growth rates are no where near what they were during the boom days of Sarbanes-Oxley implementation. The median growth of...


National Home Health Care sale closes

November 26, 2007

National Home Health Care Corp. said Nov. 21 its sale to Angelo, Gordon & Co. has closed. National Home Health Care shareholders will receive $12.75 per share in cash, except for President and CEO Steven Fialkow who will receive his portion in a promissory note. Shareholders who aren't directors of officers...