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ManpowerGroup Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

ManpowerGroup News Release (10/21/13)

ManpowerGroup reported revenues of $5.19 billion in the third quarter, up 0.3% from $5.17 billion during the third quarter of 2012. The company also reported net earnings of $94.7 million, up 50.2% from $63.1 million during the same quarter of last year. Its U.S. revenues were $761.8 million, up 0.1% from $760.8 million in the third quarter of 2012.

Corporate Resource Services Acquires Cameo Employment Services Inc.

Business Wire (10/18/2013)

Corporate Resource Services Inc., a diversified technology, staffing, recruiting, and consulting services firm, has announced that it has closed on the acquisition of Ontario, CA-based Cameo Employment Services.

“We are very excited to acquire Cameo Employment Services and add to our already robust presence in the Southern California marketplace,” says John Messina, chief executive officer of CRS. “This acquisition is a perfect fit for us and we will immediately see incremental revenues and profitability from the addition of Cameo’s operations.”

ACA Content Added to ASA Certification Programs

The ASA Certified Staffing Professional® and Technical Services CertifiedSM programs now include critical content related to the Affordable Care Act. The ACA imposes major new legal obligations on employers, including additional excise taxes, which will increase the cost of supplying temporary and contract workers. Under the ACA employer mandate that takes effect Jan. 1, 2015, and using a one-year “look back” period, staffing firms must start tracking full-time and “variable hour” employees starting Jan. 1, 2014.

The CSP® and TSCSM exams now include 10 questions about this and other important aspects of the ACA. The ASA certification study materials, which are provided when you order a certification package, also include information to help you prepare for these exam questions.

If you’re currently preparing to take either the CSP or TSC exam, or you have already earned the CSP or TSC credential, you should have received an email from ASA about the updated materials. For more information, contact Joann Brown at 703-253-2057 or