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September 9, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts: INSIGHT - IT solutions growth update *Median firms down 2.9%, larger firms outperform *Firms report stabilization, but pricing pressure still prevails *Spending cut for H-1B visas


Contract watch: MPS Group

September 9, 2009

MPS Group Inc. (NYSE: MPS), a Jacksonville FL-based professional staffing firm, announced its Modis Inc. information technology division was chosen as a Tier 1 vendor to provide temporary and direct hire IT staff to ATB Financial, a Canadian financial institution. ATB serves almost 700,000 custo...


The RightThing buys RPO operations

September 9, 2009

The RightThing, a Findlay OH-based provider of recruitment process outsourcing, acquired Capital H Group's RPO division. Terms of the deal were not announced. Capital H's RPO division is based in Milwaukee. The RightThing reported the acquisition includes several national accounts and will incre...


Iplacement buys Minneapolis staffing firm

September 9, 2009

Orlando-based staffing firm iplacement, which does business as Source2, acquired substantially all the assets of Professional Alternatives LLC, a Minneapolis-based firm that provides human resources staffing and executive search in several areas including human resources, healthcare and finance...


Korn/Ferry revenue falls 43%

September 9, 2009

Executive search firm Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) reported fee revenue fell 43.2% year over year to $116.8 million in its fiscal first quarter ended July 31 amid the economic slowdown. North American fee revenue fell 41.2% to $55.3 million. The number of executive search engagement...


Job openings fall year over year in July

September 9, 2009

U.S. job openings fell 38.9% year over year in July to approximately 2.4 million, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate fell to 1.8% in July from 2.8% in July 2008. The number of hires fell 13.9% in July year over year to approximately...


Contract watch: MPS Group

September 9, 2009

MPS Group Inc. (NYSE: MPS), a Jacksonville FL-based professional staffing firm, announced its Modis Inc. information technology division was chosen as a Tier 1 vendor to provide temporary and direct hire IT staff to ATB Financial, a Canadian financial institution. ATB serves almost 700,000 custo...


Job openings fall year over year in July

September 9, 2009

U.S. job openings fell 38.9% year over year in July to approximately 2.4 million, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate fell to 1.8% in July from 2.8% in July 2008. The number of hires fell 13.9% in July year over year to approximately...


Census: Staffing industry revenue down 12%

September 9, 2009

Second-quarter revenue in the U.S. employment services industry fell 11.6% from the year-ago quarter to $41.21 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. Second-quarter employment services revenue fell 0.7% compared with the first quarter. The employment services industry category includes...


The RightThing buys RPO operations

September 9, 2009

The RightThing, a Findlay OH-based provider of recruitment process outsourcing, acquired Capital H Group's RPO division. Terms of the deal were not announced. Capital H's RPO division is based in Milwaukee. The RightThing reported the acquisition includes several national accounts and will incre...