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AMN Healthcare Acquires ShiftWise

AMN Healthcare Services News Release (11/21/13)

AMN Healthcare has acquired ShiftWise, a provider of web-based health care workforce solutions. ShiftWise technologies help manage internal float pool resources, contingent staffing vendors, time and attendance, and credentialing.

ShiftWise will keep its brand, location, and leadership, and will continue to sell and support its vendor management technology.

Heidrick & Struggles Acquires Scambler MacGregor

Globe Newswire (11/21/13)

Heidrick & Struggles International has acquired Scambler MacGregor, an Australia-based retained executive search boutique that serves the needs of the financial services industry.

U.S. Markit Flash November PMI Rises to 54.3 From October’s Final 51.8

Wall Street Journal (11/21/13) Kathleen Madigan

The flash purchasing managers’ index by data provider Markit rose to 54.3 in November from a final October reading of 51.8, indicating that November U.S. factory expansion is increasing. A reading above 50 indicates expansion.

The Markit subindexes generally improved month-to-month. However, job creation was the second weakest it has been in the past five months.

ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey Closes Today

Today is your last day to participate in the ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey—share your firm’s data with ASA so you can get the staffing industry information you’re looking for. Staffing firms that complete the survey receive an exclusive report on the results, which includes temporary and contract staffing sales and gross margin data by sector.

The data collected by this survey, conducted by ASA research partner Inavero, are essential to the association’s legal and legislative advocacy efforts on behalf of the staffing industry. Register to take the survey or view a PDF version of the questionnaire at There are no fees to participate.

Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week of Nov. 11.

Focus Employment Inc.

Fountain Valley, CA

JobSmart Employment Services Inc.

Rockford, IL

Lingo Staffing

Richmond, VA