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Canadian employment cools slightly

July 11, 2008

Employment in Canada edged down by 5,000 jobs in June, remaining roughly flat, with total employment at around 17.1 million, Statistics Canada reported today. The country lost 39,200 full-time jobs, but gained 34,200 part-time jobs. In Ontario, employment fell by almost 24,000 jobs in June, accor...

Latest Staffing Industry Report released

July 11, 2008

The July issue of the Staffing Industry Report newsletter is now available in PDF format at www.staffingindustry.com. To download a copy, click here. Top stories from this month's issue: -The 25% Club list of the fastest-growing privately held staffing firms. -Staffing industry growth forecast -V...

Talent Technology buys PeopleFilter firm

July 10, 2008

Recruiting software firm Talent Technology Corp. acquired Profind Inc., provider of the PeopleFilter applicant tracking system. PeopleFilter will continue to be based in Arlington Heights IL and Kevin Harrison, president of PeopleFilter Technology, will join the Talent Technology management team....


July 10, 2008

Paul Buonaiuto was named CEO of Candidates on Demand Group Inc., a New York-based search firm. Buonaiuto was previously a practice head at CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI). Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) named three new executives to its Frankfurt, Germany, office. They include Christian Groh, wh...

CEO confidence edges up

July 10, 2008

The Conference Board's measure of CEO confidence rose one point to 39 in the second quarter from 38 in the first quarter. Less than 7% of CEOs said economic conditions had improved, according to The Conference Board's survey, but that's up from 3% in the first quarter. Twenty-four percent of CEOs...

Jobless claims drop 14%

July 10, 2008

In the week ended July 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 346,000, a decrease of 58,000, or 14.4%, from the previous week's figure of 404,000. The four-week moving average was 380,500, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week's average of 390,500.

Futurestep hires RPO exec

July 9, 2008

Futurestep said today it named Dan Catlin as leader of U.S. recruitment process outsourcing. Catlin has more than 15 years of experience in recruiting and talent management including at Talent Tree and has owned his own recruiting and consulting business. Futurestep is the RPO division of Korn/Fe...

Job openings fall year-over-year

July 9, 2008

The number of U.S. job openings fell by approximately 507,000 year-over-year in May for a total of more than 3.6 million, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. There were approximately 4.1 million job openings in May 2007. The job openings rate was 2.6% in May compared with 2.9% a y...

Accounting and finance pros tough to find

July 9, 2008

More than half of finance and human resources managers worldwide, 56%, reported difficulty finding skilled accounting and finance job candidates, according to a survey released by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). In the U.S. 73% of respondents had concern about losing their top perform...

Analysts International sells unit, ends relationship

July 8, 2008

Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANLY) sold its Symmetry Workforce Solutions managed services business, ended its staffing relationship with Lexmark International and cut 30 internal staff positions. Analysts International said Comsys IT Partners Inc. (NASD: CITP) acquired Symmetry. Terms of t...