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Mental Health Issues Affecting Large Number of Temporary Workers

August 14, 2009
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Workers hired for temporary or contract jobs face a higher risk of developing mental health problems such as depression, according to research by a medical sociologist at Montreal-based McGill University.
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Payrolls for Temporary Workers Fall by 9,800 in July

August 7, 2009
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Temporary job losses as a percentage of total job losses were 8 percent in July. Internal employment in direct hire was down 9.2 percent year over year in July and internal employment in executive search was down 12.9 percent year over year.
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Executive Recruiters Face Challenge of Filling Hard-Hit Firms' Top Titles

August 6, 2009
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With hiring picking up, recruiters are asked to recalibrate upper-management teams and find leaders with skills and strengths drastically different from the CEOs who manned them before. What those companies want: no-risk turnaround specialists with corner-office experience and impeccable professional and personal records.
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Spherion Reveals New Name for Its RPO Business

August 3, 2009
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The change aims to capture the way customers are seeking help with a broad range of talent acquisition needs, including the management of contract workers and staffing providers.
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Staffing Firms Named in Suit by Virginia Attorney General

July 30, 2009
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The companies involved are Virginia Employment Services, Virginia Personnel and New Beginnings Inc.
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RPO Business Surges as Employers Look to Restart Hiring

July 28, 2009
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Recruitment process outsourcing has grown about 3.5 percent so far this year, but one analyst predicts growth will hit 12 percent in 2010.
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French Government Turns to Temporary Staffing Firms; Agencies Help Find Jobs for Disabled

July 22, 2009
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French unemployment office Pole Emploi has finalized an emergency staffing plan that will use private staffing firms in an effort to find jobs for 320,000 unemployed people.
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Measuring the Health of Health Care Staffing

July 22, 2009
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After several years of growth, health care staffing revenue is expected to decline 23 percent in 2009, according to Staffing Industry Analysts. Health care staffing is expected to generate $8.8 billion this year, down from $11.4 billion in 2008.
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Staffing Firm Pleads Guilty to False Statements

July 20, 2009
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Stephanie Blackmon, owner-president of Patriot Services, admitted to providing false information to the Small Business Administration so that Patriot could qualify for certification under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act. According to court documents, Blackmon purchased and became the president of Patriot in November 2003.
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Monster Trimming Some Positions While Adding Other Jobs

July 10, 2009
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Monster is part of a job board industry suffering from the economic downturn—which means fewer paid job postings from employers—and wrestling with a shift to alternative online recruiting methods such as the use of social networking sites.
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