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Zero to temp in 20 minutes

December 10, 2007

Noël Calvi, research analyst at Staffing Industry Analysts, blogs about her recent experience as a temporary staffing buyer. Click here.


Spherion report finds worker confidence down

December 10, 2007

Worker confidence fell in November, according to Spherion Corp.'s (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index. The gauge dropped 3.5 points in November to 52.9 The number of employees who felt confident in the future of their employer slipped to 61% in November, down four percentage points from Octobe...


Arizona employer sanctions suit dismissed

December 10, 2007

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday aimed at stopping a new Arizona anti-illegal worker law that would require employers to use the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify program (formerly Basic Pilot), according to court filings. However, plaintiffs have already filed a new lawsu...


Economic gauge's growth rate falls

December 7, 2007

The growth rate for the Economic Cycle Research Institute's forward-looking gauge of the U.S. economy for the week ended Nov. 30 contracted 2.7%. ECRI's weekly leading index level, however, rose to 138.7 from 136.9. The growth rate and level can move in opposite directions because the index leve...


Playing in the middle

December 7, 2007

Dana Shaw, Staffing Industry Analysts' VP of strategic solutions, blogs on the middle road for staffing firms and staffing buyers. Click here.


People - Manpower, On Assignment, Secure Talent, MDI

December 7, 2007

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) named Sheldon Schur as VP/general manager of Manpower Professional. Schur is responsible for U.S. operations of Manpower Professional which provides contract and permanent staffing in a range of professional positions including engineering, information technology, and fi...


Canada adds 43,000 jobs

December 7, 2007

Canada added an estimated 43,000 jobs in November bringing total employment to more than 17.0 million, Statistics Canada reported today. The number of jobs rose 2.3% between January and November compared with 1.8% for the same period last year. However, the Canadian unemployment rate rose to 5.9...


Monster online jobs index drops five points

December 6, 2007

The Monster Worldwide Inc. (NASD: MNST) employment index fell five points in November to 183 from October's reading of 188 amid a broad decline in online job availability. Still, the index is up eight points from its November 2006 level of 175. "This marks the first time since its inception, tha...


Korn/Ferry profit rises 26%

December 6, 2007

Korn/Ferry International Inc.'s (NYSE: KFY) net income rose 26.1% in its fiscal second quarter ended Oct. 31. The executive search firm posted net income of $17.1 million, up from $13.6 million in the second quarter of the prior year. Second-quarter revenue rose 25.5% to $206.8 million from $164...


Unemployment claims fall 15,000

December 6, 2007

In the week ended Dec. 1, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 338,000, a decrease of 15,000, or 4.2%, from the previous week's revised figure of 353,000. The four-week moving average was 340,250, an increase of 4,750 from the previous week's revised average of 335,500....