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PrO and staffing revenue up at Comforce

August 5, 2010

Second-quarter revenue at Comforce Corp. (AMEX: CFS) rose 15.4% on a year-over-year basis to $163.6 million with increases in the firm's PrO Unlimited and staff augmentation revenue.

PrO Unlimited second-quarter revenue rose 26.7% from the year-ago quarter. PrO provides vendor management and compliance/payrolling...

Jobless claims jump by 19,000

August 5, 2010

U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 19,000, or 4.1%, to 479,000 in the week ended July 31, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.

MarketWatch reported economists expected claims to fall to 453,000.

The four-week moving average of...

Ciber revenue rises 2%

August 5, 2010

Second-quarter revenue at Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR) rose 1.8% to $265.4 million from $260.6 million in the same period a year ago. The Greenwood CO-based firm, which provides IT solutions and staffing, said revenue rose 3% on a constant currency basis.

Gross margin narrowed to 25.1% in the second quarter...

Analysts International revenue dips

August 5, 2010

Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANLY) reported second-quarter revenue fell 33.8% year-over-year but was down only 7% when adjusted for a planned exit from non-core business lines.

The Minneapolis-based IT staffing and solutions firm posted second-quarter revenue of $26.8 million compared with $40.5...

Cross Country revenue falls 21%

August 5, 2010

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) reported second-quarter revenue fell 20.9% year-over-year with declines in nurse and allied staffing, physician staffing, and clinical trials services. However, revenue rose in the company's "other human capital management services" segment.

The Boca Raton...

Monster index slips three points in July

August 5, 2010

The Monster Worldwide Inc. employment index of online job demand fell three points in July after five consecutive months of increases. However, July's index reading of 138 is still 24 points above the July 2009 reading of 114.

"The Monster employment index monthly contraction in July was in line with...

Eliassen Group names CEO, COO

August 4, 2010

Eliassen Group named Dave MacKeen its new CEO and promoted Mike McBrierty to chief operating officer of the company's technology staffing division effective immediately.

Former CEO Ken Dreyer is taking on the role of executive vice chairman of the board of directors.

New CEO MacKeen formerly served...

Hudson revenue rises 12%

August 4, 2010

Hudson Highland Group Inc.'s (NASD: HHGP) second-quarter revenue rose 12.1% to $195.0 million from $173.8 million in the second quarter of last year.

Second-quarter Americas revenue fell 5.4% year-over-year to $40.8 million at the New York-based professional staffing firm. However, Hudson Europe revenue...

Blog: What do staffing firms hate the most?

August 4, 2010

What do staffing firms say is the biggest drag on the industry? Staffing Industry Analysts VP of Research Jon Osborne writes on this topic in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

ADP estimate: U.S. adds 42,000 jobs

August 4, 2010

The U.S. added an estimated 42,000 private sector jobs in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s (NYSE: ADP) monthly employment report released today.

Employment in the service sector rose by an estimated 63,000 in July, but that was offset by a decline of...