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Index -- Consumer confidence down again in June

June 25, 2008

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had declined in May, declined even further in June. The Index now stands at 50.4 (1985=100), down from 58.1 in May. The Present Situation Index decreased to 64.5 from 74.2. The Expectations Index declined to 41.0 from 47.3 in May. The Consu...

Information is king

June 24, 2008

Research analyst Han Wong blogs about the importance of market intelligence and how to access information from our Web site. Click here for more.

People -- Bartech, Employment Group, Command Center, HSII

June 24, 2008

The Bartech Group appointed Andrean Horton as general counsel and corporate secretary. Prior to her current position, Horton was vice president of legal and regulatory compliance at YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW), a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest transportation service providers...

Survey -- Willingness to migrate for work on the rise

June 24, 2008

A recent survey reveals growing acceptance of the global economy among the workforce worldwide. According to a Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) study, "Borderless Workforce," which surveyed nearly 28,000 employers across 27 countries and territories, 31% of employers worldwide are concerned about the i...

Franchisor continues to grow

June 24, 2008

SearchPath International, a Cleveland-based franchisor of talent acquisition professional services firms, opened 60 offices in its first two and a half years and reported significant increases in office revenue during the first quarter of 2008.The average monthly billing activity of active SPI...

Older workers go the extra mile

June 23, 2008

Companies need to more carefully consider older workers as part of their hiring plans, says a new survey by Sirota Survey Intelligence, a market research firm.Sirota's research reveals that older workers bring a higher level of satisfaction, pride, and willingness to go the "extra mile" to thei...

ClearPoint raises $12 million in investment

June 23, 2008

ClearPoint Business Resources Inc. (NASD: CPBR), a provider of workforce management solutions, has obtained new capital of $12 million from ComVest Capital LLC in the form of a $9 million term loan (before an original issue discount of $1 million) and a $3 million revolving credit facility. In...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

June 23, 2008

Here is a list of research reports released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts.BRIEFING — Geographic staffing growth updateBy our estimates, non-U.S. staffing revenue growth materially outpaced U.S. revenue growth on a constant currency basis in 1Q08 versus the year earlier. For four of fo...

Mass layoffs spike in May

June 23, 2008

The number of mass layoff actions rose sharply in May, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In May, employers took 1,626 mass layoff actions, up 318 from the prior month. The number of workers involved totaled 171,387, seasonally adjusted, an...

Monster forms alliances with newspapers

June 23, 2008

Monster (NASD: MNST) today announced that it has forged several partnerships with newspapers around the country to increase points of distribution and brand presence in targeted regions.  Monster has launched co-branded recruitment Web sites with The Columbus Dispatch, Milwaukee Journal Sentin...