Business Briefs for May 3, 2006
Staffing industry employment set a new first quarter record, according to data released by the American Staffing Association.
U.S. staffing firms employed an average of 2.8 million temporary and contract workers per day from January through March–up 5.5 percent or nearly 150,000 workers compared with the same period last year.
As in past years, staffing employment in the first quarter was down slightly from the fourth quarter of 2005, a seasonal trend consistent with survey data since ASA began tracking industry employment in 1992.
U.S. sales of temporary and contract staffing services totaled $17.5 billion in the first quarter, according to the ASA survey, an increase of 9.3 percent over the same period last year and also a first quarter record.
ASA represents the U.S. staffing industry. ASA members provide a wide range of employment-related services and solutions, including temporary and contract staffing, recruiting and permanent placement, outsourcing, training, and human resource consulting. Member companies operate more than 15,000 offices across the nation and account for more than 85 percent of U.S. staffing industry revenues.
Utah 100 Awards accepting applications
Utah-based MountainWest Capital Network is now accepting applications for its 12th annual Utah 100 Awards, an honor that recognizes Utah’s top 100 companies for their significant contributions to the state and its expanding economy.
The Utah 100 is also an opportunity for Utah’s business community to join in honoring these successful companies, network, share ideas, and promote business in Utah. An awards ceremony for the winners will be held on Oct. 26 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
The awards honor Utah companies in three distinctive categories: Fastest Growing, Top Revenue growth and Emerging Elite. To be considered in the fastest growing and top revenue growth categories, an entrant must be a Utah-based, for-profit entity that has been in business for at least the last five consecutive years (2001 through 2005) and have had a minimum of $50,000 in total revenues in fiscal 2005. The Emerging Elite category is for Utah companies that have a minimum of two years of operating history and show promise for future success.
In recent years the Utah 100 winners have included some of Utah’s most promising and successful businesses, such as Altiris, DirectPointe, Omniture, UCN, Inc., and Nu Skin Enterprises. MWCN hopes that your business will be among the next to be considered for this exclusive list.
MWCN encourages all companies to apply regardless of their percentage growth rate. The percentage growth necessary to qualify varies from year to year, and if any company qualifies, it deserves to be recognized.
Applications are available at http://mwcn.org/utah100/application-pre.php. Please call (801) 966-1430 for more information.
Bill White Enterprises promotes from within
Bill White Enterprises announced Mary Potts as its new Director of Sales and Events this week. Potts has been with the company for several years in a variety of capacities.
As Director of Sales & Events, Potts will reserve and oversee all group events at Grappa, Chimayo, Wahso, Windy Ridge and Ghidotti’s.
Bill White Enterprises is in the Park City restaurant business, operating six separate restaurants in Wasatch and Summit Counties.
Game of Work relocates
Game of Work moved, effective June 1, to 3100 Pinebrook Road, suite 2500, in Park City. Game of Work can be reached at (435) 645-9666 and on the Web at www. Gameofwork.com.
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