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CDI revenue up 8%

August 6, 2014

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI), a Philadelphia-based engineering and technology staffing and solutions provider, reported second-quarter revenue rose 7.9 percent year over year to $284.3 million. However, gross margin narrowed to 18.6 percent from 19.6 percent in the year-ago quarter.Net income rose 27.3...


IT, engineering job growth strong in July

August 6, 2014

The number of U.S. information technology jobs rose by 0.3 percent month over month in July to a total of approximately 4.67 million, TechServe Alliance reported. The number was up 3.4 percent on a year-over-year basis.In addition, the number of engineering jobs in the U.S. rose 0.3 percent month...


Healthcare workers’ confidence rises in Q2

August 6, 2014

Healthcare workers’ confidence improved for the second consecutive quarter, according to the Randstad Healthcare employee confidence index. The index rose to a reading of 59.8 in the second quarter from a reading of 58.0 in the first quarter.Only 28 percent of healthcare workers say they are like...


Blog: There’s an app for staffing

August 6, 2014

App Academy is a full-time program that teaches candidates the skills needed to be Web developers in exchange for 18 percent of their first-year salary. Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram discusses the training model in a new post in The Contingent Blog. For the full post, click here.


Allied, advanced practice benchmarking survey opens

August 6, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Allied Health and Advanced Practice Benchmarking Survey is now open. This survey is for any company that provides temporary staffing of allied health or advanced practice (e.g., CRNA, nurse practitioner, physician assistant) workers. Companies that complete the su...


Kforce deal includes only medical coder segment

August 6, 2014

On Monday, Kforce Inc. (NYSE: KFRC) announced the sale of its healthcare information management business to RCM Acquisition Inc. for an aggregate sale price of $119 million in cash. This business places certified medical coders on a temporary and permanent basis. It posted revenue of $78.2 millio...


TSR revenue rises 5%, net loss reported

August 5, 2014

Information technology staffing firm TSR Inc. (NASD: TSRI) reported revenue rose 4.8 percent year over year to $13.1 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended May 31. However, the Hauppauge, N.Y.-based firm reported a net loss attributable to TSR of $38,000 compared to net income of $11,000 in t...


Kforce revenue up 15%, sells health information management business

August 5, 2014

Kforce Inc. (NASD: KFRC) reported second-quarter revenue rose 15.4 percent to $327.4 million. Net income at the Tampa, Fla.-based professional staffing firm rose 54.0 percent to $10.7 million.However, Kforce’s gross margin narrowed to 31.5 percent in the second quarter from 32.7 percent in the sa...


Non-manufacturing activity hits record high in July

August 5, 2014

Economic activity in the U.S. non-manufacturing sector grew in July at a faster rate than June, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index released today.ISM’s non-manufacturing index rose in July to a reading of 58.7 from June’s reading of 56.0. July’s reading is...


IT workers’ confidence edges down

August 5, 2014

The Randstad Technologies Employee Confidence Index edged down in the second quarter to a reading of 58.7 from a first-quarter reading of 60.0. The index measures workers’ confidence in their personal employment situation and optimism in the economic environment.“As the economy recovers at a quic...