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Ajilon Lists Top Cities to Find a Job

March 15, 2011

Minneapolis-St. Paul is the best metropolitan area to find a job, Ajilon Professional Staffing said today in its second annual list of the 10 best cities for finding employment in the United States.

Ajilon compiled its list using Department of Labor statistics and insights from its regional market branches....


Nuclear Site to Bring in 1,800 Temps

March 15, 2011

A Washington state nuclear power plant is shutting down next month for maintenance that will require the hiring of about 1,800 temporary workers, the Tri-City Herald newspaper reports.

The Columbia Generating Station in Hanford, Wash., will undergo refueling and condenser replacement. The project will take...


Contract Watch: Adecco RPO, Atterro

March 14, 2011

Adecco RPO announces deal with The SI Organization. Atterro Human Capital signs three-year contract with Toshiba International Corporation.

Adecco RPO, a division of Adecco Group, reported that The SI Organization Inc. has chosen it to provide recruitment process outsourcing services on an enterprise-wide...


Online IT Job Ads Up 19%

March 14, 2011

New online job ads for computer specialists posted over the past 120 days are up 19 percent year over year, according to Wanted Technologies, which tracks online job postings.

Companies are experiencing a talent shortage in computer specialist occupations, Wanted reports. The company found nearly 10,000...


Fortune Regains Listing Compliance

March 14, 2011

Fortune Industries Inc. (AMEX: FFI) announced earlier this month that it is back in compliance with NYSE Amex listing policies.

The exchange sent a notice of noncompliance to the company in July 2010 because the company's audit committee was not comprised of at least two independent directors. The situation...


Office Openings: Ashley Ellis, Lawton

March 14, 2011

Ashley Ellis opens Houston office. The Lawton Group opens Cape Coral, Fla., office …

Ashley Ellis, an information technology staffing and recruiting firm, has opened a new office in Houston. Randy Lohmeier will lead the new branch office. Lohmeier recently worked at the company's Naperville, Ill., branch....


Spherion Poll: Office Pool Policies Unclear

March 14, 2011

Companies that don't have a clear corporate policy on office pool participation can expect lower productivity during March Madness basketball, according to a recent survey from Spherion Staffing Services, a division of SFN Group Inc. (NYSE: SFN). According to the 2011 Office Pool Survey, companies are...


U.S. Job Openings Fell in January

March 11, 2011

U.S. job openings fell by 5.5 percent in January from December 2010, but were still up 15.0 percent from January 2010, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Total job openings fell by 161,000 in January to approximately 2.8 million, remaining well...


Canada Adds 15,100 Jobs

March 11, 2011

Canada's employment edged up in February by 15,100 to more than 17.2 million jobs, Statistics Canada reported today. The unemployment rate of 7.8 percent in February was unchanged from January.

Part-time employment rose by 38,900 in February, partly offset by a decline of 23,800 full-time jobs.

The services-producing...


Employers Respond to Economy

March 11, 2011

Fewer employers froze wage increases, cut employee bonuses and implemented layoffs in the last six months, according to a survey of human resources professionals released this week by the Society for Human Resource Management.

"Organizations are responding to minor improvements in the economy by...