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Service sector's contraction slows

August 5, 2008

The U.S. service sector contracted in July, but at a slower rate than in June, according to the Institute for Supply Management's nonmanufacturing index released today. The index rose to 49.5 in July from 48.2 in June. Readings above 50 indicate expansion. Employment in the services sector also c...

PEO changes name

August 4, 2008

The Southeastern Companies Inc. (OTCBB: GEYH.OB), a Tampa FL-based professional employer organization, changed its name to Global Employment Solutions, PEO Division. "Our evolution into Global Employment Solutions was necessary to increase brand awareness and accommodate our rapidly expanding ser...

Empresaria buys stakes in firms

August 4, 2008

London-based staffing firm Empresaria Group PLC acquired a 60% stake in MediradiX Oy of Finland and MediradiX Oü of Estonia. The firms provide doctors, dentists and nurses for hospitals and health centers. The buys mark Empresaria's first entry into Finland and Estonia. The company now operates...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

August 4, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis *SISI Index falls 0.8% in July *16 firms up, 5 down *European weakness hits some international firms For the full Briefing, click here. BRIEFING - Analysis of CDI 2Q08 earnings release *...

Employment trends index slips

August 4, 2008

The Conference Board's employment trends index fell 0.9% in July to 112.1 from June's reading of 113.1. Compared to July 2007, the index is down more than 7.5%. "This economy remains too weak to stem the monthly loss in jobs," said Gad Levanon, senior economist at The Conference Board. "Unless th...

TechTeam division names president

August 4, 2008

TechTeam Global Inc. (NASD: TEAM) named David Kriegman as head of its TechTeam Government Solutions Inc. subsidiary. Kriegman comes to TechTeam from Command Federal, a provider of networking services. TechTeam Government Solutions is based in Chantilly VA.

Manufacturing activity flat, employment rises

August 1, 2008

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector increased in July at about the same rate as in June, but employment rose after months of contraction, the Institute for Supply Management reported. The ISM's key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing, released today, registered 50.0 in Jul...

People - NurseCore, CHG, Robert Half

August 1, 2008

NurseCore, an Arlington TX-based healthcare staffing firm, named Deborah Lollar as president and CEO. Lollar has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare and staffing industries. Prior to NurseCore, she was general manager for VITAS Healthcare of Texas, and Lollar spend 22 years at Nurs...


August 1, 2008

Temp jobs off 29,000Temporary help payrolls fell by 29,000 jobs in July, the 18th monthly reduction in temp jobs out of the last 19 months.  Additionally, the BLS restated downward the temp payroll estimate for June by 6,200 jobs.  On a year-over-year basis, temporary help payrolls were down 8....

Spread your brand name at the grassroots level

August 1, 2008

Staffing firms might go back to school in their search for talent. In The Contingent Blog, Research Analyst Sona Sharma discusses the results of a survey by Staffing Industry Analysts that found colleges and universities were the last places staffing firms turned to find talent. For more, click h...