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Corporate Resource Services Announces Second-Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results

Business Wire (09/25/14)

Corporate Resource Services Inc. reported $246.1 million in revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2014, up 24% from $199.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Net income totaled $330,000, compared with net income of $1.3 million in the year-ago quarter.

Interim HealthCare Enters Australia

PR Newswire (09/25/14)

Sunrise, FL-based Caring Brands International, which includes Interim HealthCare Inc., a national network of home care, hospice, and health staffing franchises, has acquired Australia-based Just Better Care, a franchisor of in-home non-medical and medical care services.

U.S. Second-Quarter GDP Growth Revised Up to 4.6% From 4.2%

MarketWatch (09/26/14) Jeffry Bartash

The economy grew at an annual pace of 4.6% in the second quarter, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, matching its best performance since the end of the recession in mid-2009. Real gross domestic product was revised upward from 4.2% due to higher exports and business investment. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had forecast that GDP would be revised up to a seasonally adjusted 4.7%.

Kansas City Fed District Manufacturing Activity Edged Higher

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (09/25/14)

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s September Manufacturing Survey revealed that growth in 10th District manufacturing activity edged higher, and producers’ expectations for future activity maintained their recent solid levels. The month-to-month composite index rose from 3 in August to 6 in September. The employment index rose from negative 4 to 7. Several producers commented that they are having difficulty finding skilled workers or filling open jobs, resulting in some wage pressures.

Staffing Industry Compensation Survey Closes Sept. 29—Participate Today

The ASA Staffing Industry Compensation Survey will close Sept. 29. Participate today to get the only comprehensive view of internal employee salaries and compensation in the staffing industry.

Just in time for 2015 budget planning, get the data you need to see how your firm’s compensation, incentive, and benefits structures compare with those of similar firms. This survey collects information on salaries, variable pay, and benefits for 29 positions specific to the staffing industry. Subscribe to the survey for online access to exclusive reports.

Participate in the survey by Sept. 29 for access to custom online reports for six months. These reports will be available beginning Sept. 29, but only to paid participants. For more information and to register, visit Contact ASA director of research Cynthia Poole at 703-253-2048 with any questions.

Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week of Sept. 15.

Webster, NY

HW Staffing Solutions
South Easton, MA

Philadelphia, PA

K&A Resource Group
Warren, MI

Personnel Resources
Dothan, AL

TempStar Staffing
York, PA

United Staffing Services Inc.
Valencia, CA

Zenith Professional Staffing
New Orleans, LA