|September 6, 2011|
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Randstad Holding NV, specializes in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Our services range from regular temporary staffing and permanent placement to inhouse, professionals, search & selection, and HR Solutions, reported that it completed its acquisition of SFN Group Inc. in a deal valued at $771 million. SFN Group Inc. is a strategic workforce solutions company that provides professional services and general staffing to help businesses more effectively source, deploy and manage people and the work they do. (read more)
The Conference Board’s U.S. employment trends index slipped in August to a reading of 100.8, down from July’s revised reading of 101.0, The Conference Board announced today. On a year-over-year basis, the August reading is up 4.1 percent. (read more)
Arcadia’s, a healthcare business that is dedicated to keeping people at home and healthier longer and committed to reduce overall health care costs, has announced plans to sell that business.
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Economic activity in the U.S. nonmanufacturing sector expanded in August at a faster rate than in July, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s index released today.
The index rose to a reading of 53.3 in August — its 21st consecutive month of growth — from 52.7 in July. Readings of more than 50 generally indicate expansion.
The employment portion of the index also expanded in August, though at a slower pace than in July. It read 51.6 in August, down from July’s reading of 52.5. Read full report.
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Germany and Eastern Europe Drive Sustained Recruitment Growth, Reports Monster Employment Index Europe
August 2011 Index Highlights:
- The Monster Employment Index Europe exhibits 21 percent annual growth in August, maintaining last month’s trend
- Industrial production continues to lead in the Index in August
- All industries continue to exhibit positive annual growth except public sector, defence, community
- Craft and related workers continued its lead with the strongest growth of all occupations for the fifth consecutive month
- Germany continues to drive the highest growth across the EU, while the Netherlands notes a slight easing
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