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Consumer confidence rises

August 26, 2008

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index rose in August. The index now stands at 56.9 (1985=100), compared with 51.9 in July. "Consumer confidence readings suggest that the economy remains stuck in neutral, but may be showing signs of improvement by early next year," said Lynn Franco, direc...


Eight easy steps •

August 25, 2008

From honesty to early notification, Staffing Industry Analysts Senior Research Analyst Noël Calvi offers some ideas to improve relationships with clients and candidates in The Contingent Blog. Click here for more.


ASA says Q2 temp numbers slip

August 25, 2008

America's staffing companies employed an average 2.8 million temporary and contract workers per day in the second quarter, down 6.5% from the same period last year, according to the American Staffing Association's quarterly employment and sales survey. It was the third consecutive quarter of year...


Finance pros say recession, but jobs remain

August 25, 2008

A majority (65%) of accounting and finance professionals believe the United States is in a recession, and 54% believe the economic uncertainty is making their jobs more complex, according to a poll by Ajilon Finance, a U.S. finance and accounting staffing division of Adecco S.A. On the other hand...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

August 25, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Commercial staffing growth update*Industrial staffing down but stable, signs of bottoming?*Office/clerical on negative trend*Key markets served by commercial remain weak For the Insight, click here.


IGate names new CFO

August 25, 2008

IGate Corp. (NASD: IGTE), an information technology services and staffing company, appointed Sujit Sircar as CFO effective immediately. Sircar has been with iGate for more than 10 years, most recently serving as senior VP of finance. Sircar takes over from Ramachandran Natesan, who died earlier t...


Monarch starts nurse staffing division

August 25, 2008

Monarch Staffing Inc. (OTCBB: MSTF.PK) began a nurse staffing business, called Nurse Consultants, and opened an office in Fresno CA. The division will be led by executive VP Edwina Chong, who has was formerly an area manager with Supplemental Health Care.


Former Westaff CEO forms new firm

August 25, 2008

Patricia Newman, former CEO of Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF), has begun a new direct hire firm called Newman Scout. Segments the firm will focus on include finance and accounting, human resources, legal, administrative, sales and marketing and executive search. It will cover the San Francisco Bay Are...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

August 22, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Per diem staffing growth update*Downward adjustment to 2008 forecast warranted*Demand continues shift to longer-term assignments*Large and mid-size clients continue to leverage float pools For the Insight, click here.


TriNet projects $100 million in revenue

August 22, 2008

TriNet, a San Leandro-based professional employer organization, said this week it's on track for $100 million in net revenue for 2008. The company said it posted a 24% annual increase in the number of customer companies and a 30% increase in the number of customer firms' employees. TriNet said it...