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Manpower completes Comsys buy

April 6, 2010

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) reported Monday that it completed its acquisition of Comsys IT Partners Inc. Houston-based Comsys provides information technology staffing and ranked No. 3 on Staffing Industry Analysts' list of largest IT staffing firms. "The acquisition of Comsys is consistent with ou...


Contract watch: Johnson Service Group

April 6, 2010

Johnson Service Group, a staffing firm with principal offices in Atlanta and Burr Ridge IL, and Ashvins Group Inc., an information technology services firm, announced they were awarded two Florida-based government agency IT contracts. The length of each contract is three years. In general, JSG w...


Job openings down by 4%

April 6, 2010

U.S. job openings fell by 3.8% on a year-over-year basis in February to approximately 2.7 million, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate was unchanged at 2.1% in February from February 2009. The number of hires fell 3.3% year-over-year...


SFN employee confidence index edges up

April 6, 2010

The SFN Group Inc.'s (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index rose 0.3 points in March to a reading of 49.2 as workers became more confident in the strength of the economy and job availability. The index's survey found that 24% of workers believe the economy is getting stronger, up one percentage p...


Employment trends index rises in March

April 6, 2010

The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index rose to a reading of 94.4 in March from 93.7 in February. The index is also up 5.5% from a year ago. "The solid rise in the [employment trends index] and the widespread improvement across its components suggest that the March increase in employ...


Survey now taking monthly industry pulse

April 5, 2010

Interested in learning the pulse of the U.S. staffing industry? Take part in Staffing Industry Analysts' monthly Pulse survey, which is now open. Firms participating in the survey will receive a copy of the results, which include sector-by-sector and segment-by-segment analyses of industry trend...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

April 5, 2010

The latest research for Staffing Industry Analysts corporate members includes: the initial findings of the 2010 Staffing Firm Survey, the 2010 Temporary Jobs Guidebook, growth updates for several staffing segments, an analysis of staffing stocks and a Citation regarding the Canadian staffing mar...


Employment trends index rises in March

April 5, 2010

The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index rose to a reading of 94.4 in March from 93.7 in February. The index is also up 5.5% from a year ago. "The solid rise in the [employment trends index] and the widespread improvement across its components suggest that the March increase in employ...


Service sector expands more quickly in March

April 5, 2010

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector increased in March at a faster rate than in February, according to the Institute for Supply Management's nonmanufacturing index released today. The institute's nonmanufacturing index rose to a reading of 55.4 in March from 53.0 in February. Readings o...


Manpower completes Comsys exchange offer

April 5, 2010

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) announced today the completion of its exchange offer for shares of Comsys IT Partners Inc. (NASD: CITP). Manpower said 89% of Comsys' outstanding shares were tendered by the deadline of midnight on April 2. Comsys shareholders choosing a cash option will receive $9.81 p...