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Monthly Pulse Survey opens

October 11, 2010

The Staffing Industry Monthly Pulse Survey is now open. Staffing firms taking part will receive a free 30-page report. Those taking part will also have a chance to win $100.

The deadline to take part in the survey is Oct. 26.

To go to the survey, click here.


TSR revenue rises 3%

October 11, 2010

TSR Inc. (NASD: TSRI), a Hauppauge NY-based information technology staffing firm, reported revenue of $9.4 million for its fiscal first quarter ended Aug. 31, 2010, an increase of 3.0% compared with the same period in the previous year.

Gross margin edged up to 18.2% from 18.1% in the year-ago quarter....

Office openings: Hudson, SkillStorm, Kavaliro

October 11, 2010

Hudson Highland Group Inc. (NASD: HHGP) opens second document review site in New York City. SkillStorm opens Jacksonville FL office. Kavaliro opens third office …

Hudson Legal, a division of the Hudson Highland Group Inc., opened a second legal document review facility in New York City that can...

U.S. adds 16,900 temp jobs

October 8, 2010

U.S. temporary help payrolls rose by 16,900 in September to approximately 2.1 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, August's change in temporary employment was revised up to a gain of 17,700 jobs from the initially reported...

Economic index at highest level since May

October 8, 2010

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index of the U.S. economy rose to a level of 123.8 for the week ended Oct. 1. It was the highest reading since May.

The index's growth rate contracted at 7.0% in the week ended Oct. 1 compared with a contraction of 7.8% in the prior period. The...

Contract watch: Adecco

October 8, 2010

Adecco RPO announced a deal to provide recruitment process outsourcing services to Cydcor, a Westlake Village CA-based firm that provides outsourced sales teams. Cydcor has more than 2,700 sales professionals and almost 200 offices in North America.

The agreement is for an initial term of three years...

SFN employee confidence index edges up

October 8, 2010

SFN Group Inc.'s (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index edged up 0.5 points in September to a reading of 48.7.

The index's survey found that 19% of workers in September believed the economy is getting stronger, down two percentage points from August. However, 35% of workers in September said they are...

Canadian employment edges down

October 8, 2010

Canada lost 6,600 jobs in September with employment at approximately 17.2 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The unemployment rate fell to 8.0% in September from 8.1% in August.

Full-time jobs rose by 37,100, but that gain was offset by a loss of...

Survey: 27% of firms to hire temps in Q4

October 7, 2010

Twenty-seven percent of employers plan to hire contract or temporary workers in the fourth quarter, according to a new survey by CareerBuilder and USA Today. That compares with 30% who reported doing so in the third quarter; however, 24% said they are planning to transition some contract or temporary...

Monster index rises two points

October 7, 2010

The Monster Worldwide Inc. U.S. employment index of online job demand rose to a reading of 138 in September, up two points from August and up 19 points from September 2009.

"Although we have seen the growth rate slow a bit over the last two months, it is encouraging that the index continues to show...