Published September 21, 1999
Volume 7, Number 9

Business Bits


  • Adecco has signed an agreement to purchase the generalist and IT staffing businesses of Olsten Corporation. Olsten Health Services will be spun off as a separate corporation. 
  • Foodmaker, Inc., operator and franchiser of Jack in the Box restaurants, will change their name to Jack in the Box Inc. on October 4. "Although the Foodmaker name served us well through the years, Jack in the Box has become a brand synonymous with quality, leadership and performance, and we want to put that name front-and-center in all our communications with the public," said Robert J. Nugent, president and CEO. 
  • A recent survey by Accountemps, a Robert Half International company, indicates that an overwhelming majority of executives 78 percent prefer chronological resumes over those presented by job function. "Hiring managers look for growth in responsibility when reviewing resumes," explains Max Messmer, chairman.
  • Individual Software has released a new version of its Typing Instructor Deluxe Edition, a program that teaches keyboard skills while entertaining users with colorful graphics, challenging games, and lively music. The product is available at retailers nationwide or at www.individualsoftware.com.
  • JetForm Corporation has won a 1999 Microsoft Industry Solution Award in the 'Best Workflow and Tracking Solution' category based on Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Service's "EquiClose" application, built with JetForm's e-process framework. "It's an honor to receive this prestigious award," said Andrew Jackson of JetForm. "This is a great testament that our framework is ideal for the emerging market for business-to-business applications."
  • SBC Communications has introduced a new product, the eMessage, which will allow users to send and receive e-mail over a regular phone line without a computer. The product is available here through Pacific Bell. 


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