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Manufacturing's pace of growth slows

October 1, 2010

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September but at a slower rate than in August, according to the Institute for Supply Management's purchasing managers' index for manufacturing released today.

September's index reading of 54.4 was down from August's reading of 56.3. However,...

Resources Connection revenue rises 5%

October 1, 2010

Revenue rose 4.6% at Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) to $123.7 million in its fiscal first quarter ended Aug. 28 from $118.3 million in the same period of the previous year.

First-quarter U.S. revenue was $95.5 million, up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis.

Gross margin improved to 39.8% from 38.2%...

Analysts International CEO resigns

September 30, 2010

Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANLY) reported Andrew Borgstrom resigned as president, CEO and director. The company named Brittany McKinney as interim president and CEO.

Borgstrom left to devote his full attention to RapiDemand, a technology merger and acquisition advisory firm founded by him....

Medical Staffing Network exits bankruptcy

September 30, 2010

Medical Staffing Network Healthcare LLC, the fourth-largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm, is no longer under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

"We, as a company, can now operate from a more solid foundation, offering more flexible service options for our clients and better job opportunities to our...

Feds raise second-quarter GDP estimate

September 30, 2010

The U.S. Department of Commerce raised its growth estimate of real gross domestic product in the second quarter.

Real GDP increased at an annual rate of 1.7% in the second quarter, according to a third estimate released today by the Department of Commerce. An estimate released last month had growth...

Harvey Nash's U.S. revenue rises 5%

September 30, 2010

U.S. revenue at Harvey Nash Group PLC rose 5% to GBP16.6 million (US$26.0 million) in the first half of 2010 compared with the first half of last year.

Gross margin at the London-based information technology staffing and services firm's U.S. operations narrowed to 25.9% from 30.5%.

Harvey Nash's worldwide...

Jobless claims fall by 16,000

September 30, 2010

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance filed in the week ended Sept. 25 fell by 16,000 from the previous week, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Initial claims for the week ended Sept. 25 totaled 453,000, down 3.4% from the...

Paychex names new CEO

September 30, 2010

Paychex Inc. (NASD: PAYX), a Rochester NY-based payroll processing firm that also provides PEO and other services, named Martin Mucci as president and CEO effective today.

Mucci is the third president and CEO for the 40-year-old company. He was part of a three-member interim executive team that led...

Blog: From science fiction to staffing?

September 29, 2010

A company has developed a new robot to represent remote workers. Craig Johnson, senior editor of Staffing Industry Report, discusses possible trends for the staffing industry in The Contingent Blog.

For the full blog, click here.


California metro posts highest jobless rate

September 29, 2010

The Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area in Southern California recorded the highest unemployment rate in August, 14.8%, among all large U.S. metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The Las Vegas area posted the second-highest at...