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People - Right Management, Analysts International, Adea

March 25, 2008

Right Management, a division of Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), named Stephen Cohen as senior VP of global product management for the company's leadership development consulting practice. Cohen has held senior leadership roles at the Carlson Cos., Dove Consulting, Wilson Learning, and Harbridge House....


Consumer confidence dives lower

March 25, 2008

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index fell further in March following a sharp decline in February and remains at a five-year low. The index now stands at 64.5, down from 76.4 in February. "Looking ahead, consumers' outlook for business conditions, the job market, and their income prosp...


Fewer employers to hire new grads

March 24, 2008

Fewer employers plan to hire new college graduates this year, according to a survey by Monster Worldwide Inc. (NASD: MNST). Only 59% of employers plan to hire new graduates this year, down 17% year-over-year. In addition, 29% are unsure, almost twice as many as those who reported indecision in 20...


Majority of CIOs would listen to recruiter

March 24, 2008

More than half of chief information officers would entertain a call from a recruiter regarding a new job, according to a survey released by Harvey Nash USA, the U.S. division of London-based information technology staffing firm Harvey Nash Group PLC. Only 17% would not consider other jobs, 10% sa...


Westaff posts first-quarter loss

March 24, 2008

Westaff Inc. (NASD: WSTF) swung to a $1.9 million loss in its fiscal first quarter ended Jan. 26 compared with a profit of $404,000 in the first quarter of the previous year, according to a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company reported the softening economy...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

March 24, 2008

Here is a list of research reports released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - 4Q07 Outplacement growth update Outplacement appears to be growing again after a more than two-year stall. Over the course of 2007, both Manpower's Right Management brand as well as Adecco's Human Capi...


Honors - Kelly, ADP

March 21, 2008

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) received a 2007 "Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement" award from Intel Corp. The award is Intel's top honor for suppliers. Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NYSE: ADP) was added to the "Companies That Care Honor Roll" by the Center for Companies That Care, a no...


Mass layoffs highest since September 2005

March 21, 2008

Employers took 1,672 mass layoff actions in February, the highest level since September 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, according to seasonally adjusted numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mass layoff actions were up 23.7% from 1,352 in February 2007. In addition, the nu...


Latest Staffing Industry Report released

March 21, 2008

The March 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: - Growth in the staffing industry is expected to stall this year. - Revenues rise, profits slip in the fourth...


Fastest-growing counties are in Louisiana

March 21, 2008

The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday named two areas hit hard by Hurricane Katrina, St. Bernard and Orleans parishes in Louisiana, as the fastest-growing counties in 2007. St. Bernard Parish's population rose by 42.9% from July 1, 2006 to July 1, 2007, according to the bureau. Orleans Parish, home...