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ASA releases VMS/MSP best practices

July 27, 2009

The American Staffing Association released a set of best practices for staffing firms and staffing buyers to help reduce their risks when dealing with vendor management systems and managed services providers. The information comes as the industry continues to feel the effects of the collapse of...


Mass layoffs up 61% in June

July 27, 2009

The number of mass layoffs rose 60.9% in June compared with the same month last year, and the initial claims for unemployment insurance related to mass layoffs rose 59.8%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. In June, there were 2,763 mass layoff actions compared with 1,717 in t...


San Francisco area posts highest average pay

July 27, 2009

Average pay was 19% above the national average for civilian workers in the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland metropolitan area in 2008, according to a report released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The area's pay difference was the highest among 77 metropolitan areas studied. The New...


Adecco searching for pharmacy techs

July 27, 2009

Adecco North America announced it's searching for 300 licensed pharmacy technicians in Orange County CA and 100 licensed pharmacy technicians in Oklahoma City. The need for workers in pharmaceuticals is strong as demand for medicines and new products is expected to increase in coming years, accor...


Adecco searching for pharmacy techs

July 27, 2009

Adecco North America announced it's searching for 300 licensed pharmacy technicians in Orange County CA and 100 licensed pharmacy technicians in Oklahoma City. The need for workers in pharmaceuticals is strong as demand for medicines and new products is expected to increase in coming years, acco...


San Francisco area posts highest average pay

July 27, 2009

Average pay was 19% above the national average for civilian workers in the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland metropolitan area in 2008, according to a report released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The area's pay difference was the highest among 77 metropolitan areas studied. The Ne...


ASA releases VMS/MSP best practices

July 27, 2009

The American Staffing Association released a set of best practices for staffing firms and staffing buyers to help reduce their risks when dealing with vendor management systems and managed services providers. The information comes as the industry continues to feel the effects of the collapse of E...


Contract watch: Monarch Staffing, Analysts International

July 24, 2009

Both Monarch Staffing and Analysts International announced deals this week. Analysts International Corporation (ANLY) announced that it won a three-year criminal justice contract in Alabama. The contract with the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center is for the enhancement of its existi...


IT employee confidence up

July 24, 2009

  The IT Employee Confidence Index increased 6.1 points to 45.8 in the second quarter of 2009, according to a recent survey commissioned by Technisource, the technology placement division of Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN). The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, indicates that overall confiden...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

July 24, 2009

  Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts: CITATION - Japanese labor market deregulation and the rise of temporary staffing * University of Manchester research series, Working Paper 11 * Labor market deregulation and the evolution of employment in Japan * List of major staffi...