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Brainhunter delays filing of statements

December 31, 2008

Brainhunter Inc. (TSX: BH) said it delayed the filing of audited financial statements for its fiscal year ended Sept. 30 past the Dec. 29 deadline in order to clarify accounting treatment of goodwill. It plans to file results by Feb. 20. The company has also requested that the Ontario Securities...

New jobless claims drop

December 31, 2008

The four-week average of initial jobless claims decreased by 1.0% while the total number of claims fell 16.0% in the Christmas week ended Dec. 27, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of initial jobless claims was a seasonally adjusted 552,250, down 5,750 from...

No Daily News Thursday and Friday

December 31, 2008

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published Thursday, Jan. 1, and Friday, Jan. 2, because of the New Year's holidays. Look for your next issue on Monday, Jan. 5.

Office openings - EmploymentGroup, VACO

December 31, 2008

EmploymentGroup and VACO Raleigh announced the openings of new offices. EmploymentGroup announced the opening of a new office in down Grand Rapids MI. The location is the company's second in the Grand Rapids area and will offer a more central location for its sales staff and a headquarters for it...

Westaff weighs Select offer

December 30, 2008

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) said Monday it received an offer to be acquired by Koosharem Corp., the holding company of Select Staffing, and that it agreed to a period of exclusive negotiation. Under the deal, Select would provide first lien debt for shares of Westaff owned by DelStaff LLC, valued a...

CareerBuilder - 2009 hiring down, but not out

December 30, 2008

Fewer employers plan to add staff in the New Year compared to 2008, according to CareerBuilder.com's 2009 job forecast survey of private-sector hiring managers and human resources professionals released today. Fourteen percent of employers said they plan to add full-time staff in 2009, according...

Who knew management really mattered?

December 30, 2008

Senior management may account for something after all, Jon Osborne, Staffing Industry Analysts' director of research and analysis, writes in The Contingent Blog. And certain types of senior managers may bode especially well for staffing firms. For the full blog, click here.

Consumer Confidence Index hits low

December 30, 2008

The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index hit an all-time low in December, the organization announced today. The index now stands at 38.0 (1985=100), down from 44.7 in November. "The further erosion of the Consumer Confidence Index reflects the rapid and steep deterioration of economic con...

TechTeam announces restructuring, staff cuts

December 30, 2008

TechTeam Global Inc. (NASD: TEAM), a Southfield MI-based information technology services and staffing company, announced today a restructuring effort that includes staff cuts because of the global economic slowdown. "These adjustments, which are substantially complete as of today, are largely in...

Adecco filling hundreds of mortgage posts

December 29, 2008

Adecco USA is filling several hundred positions for mortgage professionals thanks to lower interest rates, Jacqueline Chen Valencia, VP of public relations and corporate communications, said Thursday. The company is filling 250 positions for mortgage professionals in the Minneapolis-Bloomington a...