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Nursefinders buys allied staffing firm

April 7, 2008

Nursefinders Inc. announced today it acquired Resources On Call, a Hickory NC-based allied healthcare staffing firm with a particular emphasis on providing imaging and medical laboratory technologists. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition, in addition to Nursefinders' other brand...


Michael Page gross profit rises 33.0%

April 7, 2008

Michael Page International PLC, a London-based staffing firm, said worldwide gross profit rose 33.0% to GBP140.3 million (US$279.9 million) in the first quarter ended March 31. In its Americas segment, Michael Page said gross profit rose 62.4% to GBP11.6 million (US$23.1 million). The company als...


BRIEFING - MARCH EMPLOYMENT SITUATION

April 4, 2008

·   Temp jobs off 22,000·   Nonfarm jobs off 80,000·   Unemployment trending up·   Place and search prospects tepid Temp job losses widenTemporary help payrolls fell by 22,000 jobs in March, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This was not quite as large a decline as in February...


Index shows buyers taking longer to pay

April 4, 2008

Staffing buyers took more time to pay staffing firms in March, according to the Capital TempFunds credit index. The index fell to 94 in March from 98 in February. The higher the number, the faster clients are paying. For the first quarter of 2008 as a whole, the Capital TempFunds credit index was...


Butler posts wider loss

April 4, 2008

Butler International Inc., a Fort Lauderdale FL-based technical staffing and services firm, reported a net loss of $2.3 million in 2007, which included a $3.0 million income tax expense that was primarily non-cash. Butler posted a net loss of $471,000 in 2006. Revenue also fell 2.9% in 2007 to $3...


Command Center loss widens

April 4, 2008

A goodwill impairment and several one-time charges hit the bottom line of Command Center Inc. The Post Falls ID-based industrial staffing firm reported a net loss of almost $24.0 million in 2007 compared with $1.8 million in the previous year. The company said it had a non-cash goodwill impairmen...


Economic index continues slide

April 4, 2008

The growth rate for the Economic Cycle Research Institute's forward-looking gauge of the U.S. economy for the week ended March 28 contracted 10.7%. ECRI's weekly leading index (WLI) level fell to 129.9 from 131.7. The index measures weekly changes while the growth rate is derived from a four-week...


Worker confidence slips

April 4, 2008

Worker confidence fell in March, according to Spherion Corp.'s (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index. The gauge fell 1.9 points to 46.5 in March, the lowest level since the survey began in July 2004. The index's survey found the number of workers confident in the future of their employers fell tw...


Canada adds jobs, but unemployment rises

April 4, 2008

Canada gained almost 15,000 jobs in March but the nationwide unemployment rate rose to 6.0% from the 33-year low of 5.8% in February as more people entered the labor market, Statistics Canada reported today. Full-time employment fell by 19,600 in March while part-time employment increased by 34,2...


CareerBuilder says 29% to add staff in Q2

April 3, 2008

A survey released Wednesday by CareerBuilder.com and USA Today found 29% of U.S. employers plan to add full-time employees in the second quarter. Fifty-nine percent planned no change while 6% intended to cut staff. Another 6% were unsure. "The job loss reported in the first quarter signified a gr...