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Volt Information Sciences Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results

Business Wire (01/17/2014)

Volt Information Sciences Inc. reported net revenues of $546.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, down 4.3% from $571.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. Net earnings in the fourth quarter were $1.6 million, up from a net loss of $2.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Net revenues for 2013 totalled $2.09 billion, down 6.91% from $2.25 billion in 2012. The company reported a net loss for 2013 of $30.9 million, compared with a net loss of $13.6 million in 2012.

General Employment Enterprises Inc. Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2014

General Employment Enterprises News Release (01/16/2014)

General Employment Enterprises Inc. reported net revenues of $46.5 million for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2013, up 4% from $44.6 million the prior fiscal year. The company also reported a net loss of $1.6 million, compared with a net loss of $0.9 million during the year-ago period.

Steverson Staffing Acquired by Hamilton-Ryker IT Solutions

De Bellas & Co. News Release (01/16/2014)

Steverson Staffing Inc. has been acquired by information technology company Hamilton-Ryker IT Solutions.

Guardian HealthStaff Has Acquired Integrated Staffing Network

Guardian HealthStaff News Release (01/15/14)

Guardian HealthStaff LLC, a sister company of SEEK Careers/Staffing Inc., has acquired Integrated Staffing Network, a Wisconsin-based health care staffing service.

Health care staffing is continuing to grow at a fast pace, and so are the patients who need medical treatment. According to the American Staffing Association, staffing employment is up 6.9% since the beginning of this month. Since the beginning of 2013, temporary and contract employment has grown 18.2%. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects growth rates for registered nurses of 26%, respiratory therapists 28%, and medical assistants 31%.

U.S. Industrial Production Rises to All-Time High

Business Insider (01/17/14)

Industrial production increased for the fifth consecutive month in December, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve. Industrial production rose 0.3% following a gain in November that was revised down from 1.1% to 1.0%. The gain in December marked an all-time high and was in line with the consensus estimates of economists.

Midwest Manufacturing Sector Picks Up Steam

Fox Business (01/16/14)

The Institute for Supply Management-Chicago business barometer for December has been revised to 60.8 from 59.1. The new orders index for December has been revised to 63.3 from 60.7.

The employment index has been revised to 54.3 from 51.6. The Chicago Purchasing Managers’ Index for December has been revised to 60.2 from 57.9, and the prices paid component has been revised to 61.6 from 63.3.

U.S. Senate Passes Spending Measure

Associated Press (01/17/14) Andrew Taylor

Congress yesterday sent President Obama a $1.1 trillion spending bill. The Senate voted by a 72-26 margin in favor of the measure, which cleared the House Wednesday. The president is expected to sign the bill in time to prevent any interruption in government funding.

ASAPro Webinar Next Month—Understand ASA Certification Programs

More than 6,000 individuals have earned credentials from the American Staffing Association to expand their professional expertise and improve their companies’ performance. Discover the benefits of joining them during the ASAPro webinar “Gain a Competitive Advantage With ASA Certification,” Thursday, Feb. 20, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time. Learn about the Certified Staffing Professional® and Technical Services CertifiedSM credentials—and get the details about the new Certified Search Consultant® program.

ASAPro webinars are $295 for nonmembers and qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. Join ASA and enjoy ASAPro webinars for FREE.

Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week of Jan. 6.

Allen Partners Inc.

Seattle, WA

Antwan Solutions

McDonough, GA


Brampton, ON

CPR Medical

Plano, TX

In Line Staffing

Bossier City, LA

Taylor Smith Consulting LLC

Houston, TX

Temps on Time

Burbank, CA

Staffing Today Returns Jan. 21

In observance of Martin Luther King’s Birthday, ASA headquarters will be closed Monday, Jan. 20. Staffing Today will not be delivered.