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TrueBlue Reports 2014 Third-Quarter Results

TrueBlue News Release (10/23/14)

TrueBlue Inc. reported $633 million in revenue for the third quarter of 2014, up 40% from $451 million in the third quarter of 2013. In this morning’s conference call with investors, TrueBlue reported that on an organic basis, excluding the Seaton acquisition, revenues were up 2% year-over-year and—excluding energy-related business—were up 5%. Net income totaled $21 million, up 10.5% from $19 million in the year-ago quarter.

TeamHealth Acquires Premier Physician Services

TeamHealth Holdings News Release (10/22/14)

TeamHealth Holdings Inc. has acquired Dayton, OH-based Premier Physician Services Inc. Premier provides emergency department, hospital medicine, correctional care, and occupational medicine management and staffing for facilities in Ohio and six other states.

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. Increased in September

Conference Board News Release (10/23/14)

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. increased 0.8% in September to 104.4, following no change in August.

“The LEI picked up in September, after no change in August, and the strengths among its components have been very widespread over the past six months,” says Ataman Ozyildirim, economist at the Conference Board. “The outlook for improving employment and further income growth are expected to support the moderate expansion in the U.S. economy for the remainder of the year.”

Meanwhile, the Conference Board Coincident Economic Index for the U.S. increased 0.4% in September to 110.2, following a 0.1% increase in August, and the Lagging Economic Index for the U.S. increased 0.1% to 125.1, following a 0.3% increase in August.

Jobless Claims in U.S. at 14-Year Low Over Past Month

Bloomberg (10/23/14) Victoria Stilwell

The number of people applying for unemployment benefits in the week ended Oct. 18 rose by 17,000 to 283,000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The reading was in line with the median forecast of the 52 economists surveyed by Bloomberg. The four-week moving average of new claims dropped by 3,000 to 281,000, the lowest since May 2000.

Participate in the ASA Quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey

The association’s quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey for the third quarter of 2014 will be open for just a few more weeks. Staffing firms that complete the brief survey will receive an exclusive report on the results—now enhanced with new graphs, including representations of sector-level data.

The data collected by this survey enable ASA to track staffing sales and gross margin trends. Participate in the Staffing Employment and Sales Survey by Nov. 19 to get the staffing industry information you’re looking for.

Register to take the survey, or view the questionnaire, at The survey is sponsored by ASA research partner CareerBuilder, and there are no fees to participate.