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March 11, 2011

TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) board member to retire, The Computer Merchant promotes two executives, Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) announces new partner, System One hires VP, Diversified Search Odgers Berndtson  hires managing director …

TrueBlue Inc. announced Robert Sullivan,...


Jobless Average, Claims Up

March 10, 2011

The four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 0.8 percent in the week ended March 5, while total initial jobless claims rose by 7.0 percent.

In its weekly report released today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the four-week moving average of jobless claims rose...


Ciber Announces New CFO

March 10, 2011

Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR), an information technology consulting, services and outsourcing company, today announced that CFO Peter Cheesbrough is leaving the company. Claude Pumilia will replace Cheesbrough as CFO effective April 4.

Cheesbrough, who is leaving to pursue an interest in serving on other companies'...


Nevada Posts Highest Jobless Rate

March 10, 2011

Nevada recorded the highest unemployment rate among states in January at 14.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. It was followed by California at 12.4 percent and Florida at 11.9 percent.

North Dakota recorded the lowest jobless rate among states in January at 3.8 percent. Nebraska...


CEOs Facing Skill Gaps

March 10, 2011

More than half of CEOs of privately owned U.S. companies say they need to fill certain skill gaps to meet their business objectives over the next one to two years, according to PricewaterhouseCooper's private company trendsetter barometer survey. Fifty-one percent cited having a skill gap, while 49...


Census: Employment Services Revenue Rises

March 10, 2011

The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that revenue in the U.S. employment services industry rose 16.5 percent in 2010 from 2009. Total revenue in employment services was estimated at $213.2 billion.

The Census' employment services category includes temporary help services as well as employment placement...


Former Job Board Exec's Forfeiture Incorrect

March 10, 2011

An appeals court upheld the 2009 conviction of former Monster Worldwide Inc. Chief Operating Officer James Treacy for improperly accounting for backdated stock options, but found his $6.3 million forfeiture was incorrect, Bloomberg News reported. A new calculation would lower the amount.

For the full...


Acquisition Boosts AMN Revenue

March 9, 2011

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), a San Diego-based healthcare staffing company, reported fourth-quarter revenue rose 52.3 percent  to $220 million, driven in part by the company's acquisition of Medfinders in September. On an organic, same-store basis, consolidated revenue was rose 9 percent...


Cross Country Revenue Falls 8%

March 9, 2011

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN), a Boca Raton, Fla.-based healthcare staffing firm, reported fourth-quarter revenue fell 8.4 percent to $113.7 million compared to the year-ago quarter.

"The fourth quarter of 2010 appears to be the nadir of the most challenging period in our company's history...


Korn/Ferry Revenue Up 27%

March 9, 2011

Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) reported fee revenue rose 27.1 percent to $186.5 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Jan. 31. On a constant currency basis, fee revenue rose 28 percent.

The Los Angeles-based executive recruiter reported North American executive search revenue rose 35.3...