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QPS Acquires Recruiting Firm

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (06/12/12)

QPS Employment Group has acquired Cambridge TEMPositions Inc., a recruiting firm based in Cedar Rapids, IA. QPS has taken over all three of Cambridge’s Iowa locations, which are in Cedar Rapids, Davenport, and Iowa City. With the acquisition, QPS expects to increase revenue by 50% in Iowa. The acquisition is the eighth acquisition by QPS since 2006 and the third of 2012.

U.S. Producer Prices Plummet 1% in May

MarketWatch (06/13/12) Greg Robb

Lower costs for food and energy pulled the U.S. producer price index down 1.0% in May, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today, in the biggest one-month drop in close to three years. Analysts surveyed by MarketWatch had predicted a fall of 0.9% for the month. Core producer prices, excluding volatile food and energy, rose 0.2%—matching analysts’ expectations.

ASA Legal Expert in California to Speak on Staffing Industry Issues

The California Staffing Professionals, an ASA-affiliated chapter, will host the Staffing and Recruiting Conference 2012 tomorrow through Saturday. Edward A. Lenz, Esq., ASA senior vice president, legal and public affairs, will present two workshops this Friday, June 15—”2012 National Political Outlook and Our Industry,” and “Current Developments in Health Care Reform.”

For details and to register, visit This meeting qualifies for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal.

This Week’s Webinar: E-mail Deliverables—Did Yours Make the Inbox?

Marketing via e-mail is fast, cost-efficient, and far-reaching, but it’s only effective when it ends up in the right inbox.

During this ASAPro Webinar, Nathan Goff, president and resident e-mail guru at Inavero, provides e-marketing best practices, pros and cons of using an e-mail service provider, and an overview of today’s e-mail ecosystem. You also learn what not to do as you explore ways to get your message into the right hands—and more than that—get folks to read and see the benefits of your services.

This Webinar takes place tomorrow, June 14, 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time. Register today at the nonmember rate of $295 per site. Or join ASA today and participate in this Webinar and all ASAPro Webinars for FREE.

Join ASA Today and Save Up to 50%

ASA is your industry’s voice and advocate. Activate your membership today and save up to 50%. Plus, you will receive the full version of Staffing Today, discounts on Staffing World 2012 registrations, and much more. Questions? Contact Kim Potter at 703-253-2051.