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Staffmark Names New CEO

March 9, 2011

Staffmark announced yesterday Lesa Francis has been promoted to president and CEO from president and chief operating officer. Francis joined the company as COO in 2006. She began to take on responsibilities as president in 2009 in anticipation of Fred Kohnke's retirement.

Kohnke will continue to serve...

Manpower: U.S. Employer Confidence Grows

March 8, 2011

Confidence among U.S. employers is growing, according to the new second-quarter employment outlook survey of 18,000 U.S. employers released today by Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN).

Sixteen percent of U.S. employers expect their staff levels to increase in the second quarter while six percent expect decreases...

Canada: Employers Expect More Hiring

March 8, 2011

Canadian employers report steady hiring plans for the second quarter, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

Twenty-one percent of the more than 1,900 Canadian employers surveyed plan to increase their payrolls in the second quarter, while 5 percent plan cutbacks, for a net 16 percent...

Hudson Highland Names New CEO

March 8, 2011

Hudson Highland Group Inc. (NASD: HHGP) yesterday announced Manuel "Manolo" Marquez will become CEO of the company and chairman of the board. Marquez will be based in New York.

Before his most recent role as CEO of Amper S.A., a defense, homeland security and telecom services company in Spain,...

Robert Half: CIOs to Hire

March 8, 2011

Nine percent of chief information officers plan to expand their information technology departments in the second quarter of 2011 and 2 percent plan to cut staff, for a net 7 percent to increase hiring, according to the Robert Half Technology IT hiring index released yesterday by Robert Half International...

Employment Trends Index Up

March 7, 2011

The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index rose in February to a reading of 101.7, its fifth straight monthly increase. January's revised reading was 100.1. The index is up more than 8 percent from a year ago.
"In the past half year, the economy has been adding, on average, about...

Robert Half: Hiring To Stay Flat

March 7, 2011

Seven percent of CFOs plan to hire full-time accounting and finance employees in the second quarter of 2011 and 7 percent plan personnel reductions, for a net of zero, according to Robert Half financial hiring index released today by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Eighty-five percent of...

Michael Page: North America Profit Up

March 7, 2011

Michael Page International PLC reported today that its North American fourth-quarter gross profit rose 42 percent year-over-year. Its 2010 revenue for the Americas region was GBP77.2 million (US$119.4 million), up 49.5 percent from GBP51.6 million on 2009.

The Americas region includes Latin America, which...

Barrett Evaluating Accounting Practice

March 7, 2011

Vancouver, Wash.-based Barrett Business Services Inc. (NASD: BBSI) announced today it is evaluating its accounting for legal expenses related to its self-insured workers' compensation program, and that it may need to restate its financials for the previous five years.

BBSI currently recognizes legal expenses...

Aviation Hiring on the Rise

March 7, 2011

Hiring in the aviation industry is set to rise in 2011, according to the Aviation Hiring Trends Survey just released by JSfirm, an online aviation employment firm, according to ainonline.com.

Forty-eight percent of survey respondents plan to hire up to 10 employees this year; 8 percent expect to add more...