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ADP report - U.S. added 40,000 jobs

January 3, 2008

The U.S. added 40,000 jobs in December, a continued slowing in job growth, according to the national employment report released today by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NYSE: ADP). Job growth averaged 118,000 during the three-month period from September through November. The U.S. added 173,000 jo...

President of Bartech Workforce Management named

January 2, 2008

The Bartech Group, a Livonia MI-based staffing firm, named David Barfield as president of Bartech Workforce Management and senior VP of the Bartech Group. Bartech Workforce Management is a managed service provider. Barfield joined the Bartech Group in 1995 and also serves on the boards of Cleary...

Brainhunter net loss narrows

January 2, 2008

Brainhunter Inc. (TSX: BH) reported a net loss of C$2.95 million (US$2.97 million) in its fiscal year ending Sept. 30 compared with C$4.7 million in the prior year. The company said the loss was mostly attributable to non-cash expenses such as accreted interest and amortization. Revenue at Brain...

Randstad, Vedior continue preparations

January 2, 2008

Randstad Holding NV announced Dec. 28 that preparations for its acquisition of fellow Netherlands-based staffing company Vedior NV are under way and plans are to submit the offer to a Dutch regulator before Feb. 25. Shareholder meetings of both companies are still planned for March and April. Ra...

Worker confidence sinks further

January 2, 2008

Worker confidence tumbled in December, according to the Hudson employment index, a monthly survey of worker confidence by Hudson (NASD: HHGP). Worker confidence dropped 4.6 points to an index level of 87.3 in December, 15 points below its reading a year ago. Fewer workers reported their personal...

Online job ads rise at slowest rate in years

January 2, 2008

The number of U.S. jobs posted online rose 5.9% year-over-year in December to 3.5 million, according to The Conference Board's online help-wanted advertising survey. That's the smallest year-over-year increase since tracking began in May 2005 and down 13% month-over-month. New online ads — those...

Manufacturing sector contracts

January 2, 2008

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector failed to grow for the first time in 10 months, according to the Institute for Supply Management. Its key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing fell to 47.7% in December from 50.8 in November. The employment portion of the index improved 4...

Answerthink changes name

December 31, 2007

Shareholders of IT solutions firm Answerthink Inc. (NASD: ANSR) have approved an amendment to change the company's name to Hackett Group Inc. The name change will take effect on Jan. 1, 2008. The company's common stock will begin trading under the symbol HCKT on the NASDAQ Global Market on Jan....

No Daily News on Tuesday

December 31, 2007

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published on Tuesday because of the New Year's Day holiday. Look for your next issue on Wednesday.

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 31, 2007

Here is a list of research reports, and links to other research, released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Interview with Jack Cullen, CEO, Modis In the following interview, Cullen responds to questions regarding growth in IT staffing in the United States, impact of a possible...