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Feds want to put 'no-match' case on hold

November 26, 2007

Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security want a federal court to hold off on proceedings in a lawsuit against the agency's proposed "no-match" rule, according to a court filing. The agency is seeking time to rewrite the regulation and bring it back in March. As originally proposed,...


Staffing sales up, employment reaches high

November 26, 2007

Third-quarter U.S. temporary and contract staffing sales rose 3.6% year-over-year, according to the American Staffing Association's quarterly employment and sales survey. America's staffing companies employed an average of 3.05 million temporary and contract workers per day in the third quarter,...


Economic indexes slip

November 21, 2007

Leading economic indexes released by The Conference Board and the Economic Cycle Research Institute both fell. The Conference Board said its U.S leading index of economic indicators fell 0.5% in October to 136.9. It rose 0.1% in September and dropped 0.9% in August, based on revised data. Three...


Financials - Thinkpath Inc.

November 21, 2007

Thinkpath Inc. (OTCBB: THPHF.OB) For the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2007, compared with the same period in 2006.Revenue: $3.7 million, +4.8%Net loss: $518,165 vs. net loss of $383,505


Next Daily News is Monday

November 21, 2007

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published Thursday and Friday because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Publication will resume on Monday, Nov. 26.


Mass layoff actions rise

November 21, 2007

Employers took 1,320 mass layoff actions in October, up from 1,271 in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The number of initial unemployment claims associated with the mass layoffs rose 6.6% to 131,780 in October from 123,656 in the previous month. A mass layoff action...


Unemployment claims fall 11,000

November 21, 2007

In the week ended Nov. 17, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 330,000, a decrease of 11,000, or 3.2%, from the previous week's revised figure of 341,000. The four-week moving average was 329,750, a decrease of 750 from the previous week's revised average of...


Financials - General Employment Enterprises Inc.

November 20, 2007

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB) For the fourth quarter ended Sept. 30, 2007, compared with the same period in the previous year. Revenue: $5.0 million, -0.2% Net income: $344,000, +15.1% For the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2007, compared with the previous year. Revenue: $19.7 mil...


QRI buys Monroe Staffing

November 20, 2007

Qualified Resources International, a Cranston RI-based staffing company, acquired Monroe Staffing, a Monroe CT-based company with 2006 revenue of $40 million. Terms of the deal were not announced. Monroe's previous owner, Mark Christo, will remain with QRI to handle corporate business development...


Idaho again posts lowest jobless rate

November 20, 2007

Idaho recorded the lowest jobless rate among states at 2.5% in October, the fourth month in a row, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. It was followed by Hawaii at 2.7%, Utah at 2.8%, and South Dakota and Wyoming at 2.9% each. Michigan experienced the highest unemployment rate am...