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Demand for U.S. Capital Goods Climbs as Investment Recovers

Bloomberg (09/25/13) Lorraine Woellert

Orders for U.S. durable goods rose in August, suggesting business spending is starting to strengthen. Bookings for nonmilitary durable goods climbed 1.5%, after a 3.3% decline in July, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had forecasted a range from a 4.5% decline to a 5.5% increase.

Consumer purchases of automobiles and housing is boosting manufacturing and giving companies the confidence to invest in growing their business. Orders excluding transportation equipment, which tend to be volatile, fell 0.1% following a 0.5% decline in July.

Corporate Resource Services Inc. Planning to Acquire U.K.-Based Technology and Staffing Company

SBWire (09/24/13)

Corporate Resource Services Inc. says it has signed a letter of intent to acquire a U.K.-based technology and staffing company. Mark S. Levine, Corporate Resource Services chief operating officer, says this marks the first step for the company to enter the European marketplace.

Free ASAPro Webinar Today—Social Media Success Stories

Don’t miss the ASAPro webinar “Promoting Your Firm—Social Media Success Stories” today from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time. Find out how investing in social media programs can boost your staffing firm’s business operations.

ASAPro webinars are free for ASA members and qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit

Free ASAPro Webinar Tomorrow—Plan Your Staffing World Experience

It’s almost time for Staffing World 2013, Oct. 8–10 in Orlando. With nearly 40 high-caliber education sessions, several networking events, and a sold-out expo hall, you might need help figuring out how to organize your time at the ASA annual convention and expo.

Get tips during the ASAPro webinar “Make the Most of Your Staffing World Experience” tomorrow from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time.

All ASAPro webinars are free for ASA members. To learn more and to register, visit And if you’re not registered for Staffing World yet, visit and register today. ASA members receive a discounted registration rate.