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Japanese Staffing Firm Recruit Plans IPO Worth $1.8 Billion

Reuters (09/10/14) Ritsuko Ando

Recruit Holdings, Japan’s biggest recruiting firm, is planning an initial public offering worth $1.8 billion. The IPO will be used to pay for future acquisitions in the company’s quest to become the largest staffing firm in the world by 2020. Recruit has acquired a number of foreign competitors in recent years, including U.S. staffing firms CSI, Advantage Resourcing, and Staffmark Holdings, as well as the U.S. job search website

TeamHealth Acquires Florida Gulf-to-Bay Anesthesiology Associates

TeamHealth Holdings News Release (09/09/14)

TeamHealth Holdings Inc., a provider of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, has acquired the operations of Tampa, FL-based Florida Gulf-to-Bay Anesthesiology Associates. FGTBA’s physicians and certified registered nurse anesthetists manage approximately 160,000 cases annually through anesthesia management services for eight hospitals and 11 ambulatory surgery centers.

Anthony Bosco Named President of Yoh

Day & Zimmermann News Release (09/09/14)

Day & Zimmermann, a provider of construction and engineering, staffing, and defense solutions, announced yesterday that current chief information officer Anthony Bosco has been named president of Yoh, a Day & Zimmermann company focused on professional staffing services and workforce solutions. Lori Schultz, former president of Yoh, is leaving the organization to pursue other endeavors.

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Essentially Unchanged

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (09/09/14)

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 4.7 million job openings at the end of July, and the 3.5% hires rate and 3.3% separations rate were unchanged from June, as were the 1.8% quits rate and 1.2% layoffs and discharges rate. There were 4.9 million hires and 4.6 million total separations in July. During the year-to-year period ended in July, there were 56.0 million hires and 53.5 million separations, amounting to a net employment gain of 2.5 million.

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