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Manpower third-quarter revenue falls 26%

October 21, 2009

Third-quarter revenue at Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) fell 26.0% to $4.19 billion from $5.67 billion in the same period a year ago. The decline was 21.5% on a constant currency basis. "We continued to experience sluggish demand for our services as the labor markets throughout the world were hampere...


Pulse of the staffing industry

October 21, 2009

Want a current snapshot on the pulse of the staffing industry? Do you offer temporary staffing, direct hire, retained search, temp-to-hire, PEO/staff leasing or outplacement in the U.S.? If so, you are eligible to participate in Staffing Industry Analysts' monthly Pulse survey. Those taking part...


Direct hire - Down but not out

October 21, 2009

Direct hire has taken a hit during the recession. But don't forget that direct hire grew quickly back when times were good, and there is some evidence things may be picking up now. And for the first time since 2006, Staffing Industry Analysts is putting together its list of the largest direct-hi...


Dakotas, Nebraska post lowest jobless rates

October 21, 2009

North Dakota registered the lowest jobless rate among all states in September at 4.2%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. South Dakota posted the second-lowest rate at 4.8%. Nebraska reported the third-lowest at 4.9%. Michigan posted the highest unemployment rate among all state...


Survey: Seasonal hiring plans little changed

October 21, 2009

Eighteen percent of hiring managers plan to hire seasonal workers for the upcoming holidays, about even with last year when 17% said the same, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.com. Forty-four percent of hiring managers plan to pay $10 or more per hour and 12% plan to pay $16 per hour or mo...


Survey: Seasonal hiring plans little changed

October 21, 2009

Eighteen percent of hiring managers plan to hire seasonal workers for the upcoming holidays, about even with last year when 17% said the same, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.com. Forty-four percent of hiring managers plan to pay $10 or more per hour and 12% plan to pay $16 per hour or mo...


Tri-State acquires insurance staffing firm

October 21, 2009

Tri-State Employment Services acquired Overload Staffing, a Dallas-based provider of insurance professionals, merger and acquisition advisory firm De Bellas & Co. announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not released. Insurance Overload was founded in 1983. It provides workers in claims, underw...


Dakotas, Nebraska post lowest jobless rates

October 21, 2009

North Dakota registered the lowest jobless rate among all states in September at 4.2%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. South Dakota posted the second-lowest rate at 4.8%. Nebraska reported the third-lowest at 4.9%. Michigan posted the highest unemployment rate among all state...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

October 21, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. To access the research, please go to www.staffingindustry.com and click on "Additional new research" under the Latest Research category in the center of the page. BRIEFING - Adecco to buy MPS group *Deal valued at $1.3 billion *Adecco...


Adecco to buy MPS Group

October 20, 2009

Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, agreed to acquire MPS Group Inc. (NYSE: MPS) in a deal that would bolster its position in the professional staffing sector in the U.S. and elsewhere. MPS, a Jacksonville FL-based professional staffing firm, ranked No. 13 both on Staffing Industry Ana...