SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 30, 2008
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
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1001 East Palm Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (813) 552-5000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
Acceleration of SARS and PARS
As previously reported in the Firms Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2008, the Firm granted an aggregate of 360,692 stock appreciation rights (SARS) and an aggregate of 575,357 shares of performance accelerated restricted stock (PARS) on January 2, 2008 to the Firms Chief Executive Officer and the next four highest compensated executive officers. These SARS and PARS included a provision whereby their vesting could be accelerated at the discretion of the Firms Compensation Committee should there be a sufficient gain on the disposal of certain business units. The Firm completed the sale of its scientific staffing business in late April 2008 and the sale of its per diem nurse staffing business in late June 2008. As a result, on June 30, 2008, the Firms Compensation Committee approved the acceleration of the vesting of these SARS and PARS.
The Firm will be required to accelerate the unamortized compensation expense related to these SARS and PARS in the amount of approximately $6.0 million. This expense will be reflected in the Firms selling, general and administrative expense in the second quarter.
10b5-1 Corporate Stock Repurchase Plan
On June 30, 2008, the Firm entered into a corporate stock repurchase plan (the Plan), which allows the Firm to repurchase outstanding common stock under a share repurchase program authorized by the Firms Board of Directors. The Plan is in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, is effective from July 9, 2008 through July 31, 2008 and is subject to certain price, market, volume and timing constraints specified in the Plan.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|July 3, 2008||By:|
|Joseph J. Liberatore,|
|Chief Financial Officer|