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Recruiting network says salaries up 16.1%

September 19, 2007

NPA, a Grand Rapids MI-based recruiting network, reported an average salary increase of 16.1% for placements made over the last 12 months. "This trend is a sign that employers are willing to offer more in fixed compensation in order to gain the right talent to run their organizations," said Dave Nerz,...


Empresaria profit rises 21.6%

September 17, 2007

Profit at the Empresaria Group PLC, a London-based professional staffing company, rose 21.6% in the first half 2007 compared with the same period last year.

The company posted net income of GBP810,000 (US$1.6 million) in the first half of 2007; it recorded net income of GBP666,000 in the first half...


ASA honors worker during Staffing Employee Week

September 17, 2007

This is National Staffing Employee Week and the American Staffing Association announced that Agapito Soto is the national staffing employee of the year.

Soto works through Sapphire Technologies and is on assignment at the Orange County Sheriff's Department in California. He serves on the information...


Majority of firms plan for temps

September 17, 2007

The use of temporary workers is now included in the long-term planning of a majority of companies, according to a survey by OfficeTeam, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Seventy-one percent of senior executives said the use of temporary employees is in their overall staffing budgets,...


MSN buys medical staffer and VMS

September 17, 2007

Medical Staffing Network Holdings Inc. (NYSE: MRN) has acquired AMR ProNurse, a Chicago medical staffing and VMS company, for $11.0 million in cash. AMR ProNurse provides nurses, allied healthcare and other medical professionals in the Chicago area and operates the OneSource VMS program.

"We believe...


Arcadia sells durable medical equipment locations

September 17, 2007

Arcadia Resources Inc. (AMEX: KAD), a provider of healthcare, pharmacy and staffing services, said it sold its durable medical equipment locations in Florida and Colorado to Aerocare Holdings Inc. for $7.7 million. As part of the deal, Arcadia will keep $7.0 million representing accounts receivable for...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

September 17, 2007

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

INSIGHT — America's Fastest-Growing Private Staffing Firms 2007

Staffing Industry Analyst's eagerly-anticipated, third-annual Fastest-Growing Staffing Companies list for 2007, also known as The 25% Club. The 47 companies...


14% of CIOs plan to hire

September 14, 2007

Fourteen percent of chief information officers plan to add information technology staff in the fourth quarter, according to the Robert Half Technology IT hiring index released this week. The 14% minus the 2% who anticipate cutting staff leaves a net 12% hiring increase, which compares to net hiring increases...


Randstad buys Team BS

September 12, 2007

Randstad Holding NV signed a deal to acquire German staffing company Team BS for euro71.0 million (US$98.7 million). The deal still needs approval from German regulators.

Team BS has 36 outlets (nine of which are on customers' sites). It primarily serves the pharmaceutical, chemical, consumer goods...


Resolve to amend public filings

September 12, 2007

Cincinnati OH staffing company Resolve Staffing plans to revise its annual report for 2006 and other filings in response to comments from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Resolve said in a filing with the commission that the merger between Employee Leasing Services Inc. and Resolve Staffing...