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Randstad profit rises 3%

April 25, 2008

Fourth-quarter net income rose 3% at Randstad Holding NV amid growth in European and Asian markets and a decline in North America. "In a market that shows slightly lower growth than last quarter in Europe, which continues to grow fast in Asia, but that remains weak in North America, we have again...


Vedior reports profit up 5%

April 25, 2008

Vedior NV posted a 5% increase in first-quarter profit with growth in international markets. Netherlands-based Vedior, the world's fourth-largest staffing firm, posted a profit of euro46.9 million (US$74.1 million) in the first quarter, up from euro44.7 million in the same period last year. First...


Barrett Business Services profit drops

April 24, 2008

First-quarter net income at Barrett Business Services (NASD: BBSI) fell 94.7% to $91,000 from $1.7 million in the first quarter of the previous year as costs rose. Professional employer organization revenue at the firm also slipped, while staffing services revenue rose. The Vancouver WA-based sta...


Jobless claims shrink by 33,000

April 24, 2008

In the week ended April 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 342,000, a decrease of 33,000, or 8.8%, from the previous week's revised figure of 375,000. The four-week moving average was 369,500, a decrease of 7,250 from the previous week's revised average...


Newspaper job ads fall

April 24, 2008

The Conference Board's index measuring job ads in U.S. newspapers fell two points in March and now stands at 19. It was 29 in the same period a year ago. "The cumulative impact of the housing crisis, financial market turmoil, higher energy, and other prices is slowing the overall economy and resu...


CIBER profit increases 9.3%

April 24, 2008

First-quarter net income rose 9.3% at information technology services and staffing company CIBER Inc. (NYSE: CBR) to $7.2 million from $6.6 million in the first quarter of last year. Revenue at the Greenwood Village CO-based firm rose 13.6% in the first quarter to $294.5 million from $259.2 milli...


Computer Task Group profit rises 25.1%

April 24, 2008

First-quarter net income rose 25.1% at information technology services and staffing firm Computer Task Group Inc. (NASD: CTGX). The Buffalo NY-based company posted net income of $1.4 million, compared to $1.1 million in the first quarter of last year. "Our first-quarter results reflect growth in...


Schwab team comes to Heidrick

April 23, 2008

Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) said the founder of Schwab Enterprise LLC and a team of three others have come over to Heidrick. Schwab Enterprise was an executive search firm specializing in the hedge fund industry. Schwab's founder, Claude Schwab, has published career guide...


Addison Professional Search buys Houston firm

April 23, 2008

Addison Professional Search acquired HireSynergy, a Houston-based executive search firm with a focus on the accounting, finance, and information technology industries. Terms of the deal were not announced. The acquisition of the 38-person firm expands Addison's presence in the southeast. HireSyne...


Robert Half profit flat

April 23, 2008

First-quarter net income at Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) was relatively flat, edging up 0.1% year-over-year, the company reported Tuesday afternoon. The Menlo Park CA-based staffing firm reported first-quarter net income of $70.8 million, compared with $70.7 million in the same peri...