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Spherion employee confidence index slips

August 10, 2009

Spherion Corp.'s (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index slipped 1.3 points to an index level of 46.7 in July as fewer workers believed the economy is getting stronger and the percentage of workers confident in their ability to find a new job declined. Sixteen percent of workers felt the economy w...


Employment trends index flat

August 10, 2009

The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index remained flat in July with a reading of 88.3, the same as the revised readings for the last two months. "The employment trends index has been flat in the last three months," said Gad Levanon, senior economist at The Conference Board. "This sugg...


Staffmark revenue falls 37%

August 10, 2009

Staffmark, a Cincinnati-based staffing firm, reported second-quarter revenue fell 37.3% year over year to $169.4 million, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by parent company Compass Diversified Holdings (NASD: CODI). Staffmark, formerly CBS Personnel Holdings...


Institute: Economic prospects brighten

August 10, 2009

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index measuring the U.S. economy continued its upswing in its most recent reading released Friday. "With [weekly leading index] growth soaring into the double-digit range, prospects for U.S. economic growth have brightened significantly," sa...


Institute: Economic prospects brighten

August 10, 2009

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index measuring the U.S. economy continued its upswing in its most recent reading released Friday. "With [weekly leading index] growth soaring into the double-digit range, prospects for U.S. economic growth have brightened significantly," sa...


TempNet elects officers

August 10, 2009

TempNet, a network of independent staffing firms, announced that Bill Gage of Gage Personnel Services in Wyomissing PA was elected TempNet president. In addition, Denise Sutton of A.J. O'Neil & Associates, of Tampa FL, was named vice president. Jeff Thalmayer of Arrow Staffing Services, of Redla...


Jobless claims post decline

August 6, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 6.5% to 550,000 in the week ended Aug. 1 from the previous week's revised number of 588,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 0.9% to 555,250 from the previous week's revised a...


People: Corestaff, Korn/Ferry, Analysts

August 6, 2009

Corestaff Services named Greg Wykoff as VP and general manager of its Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region. Wykoff comes to Corestaff from Strategic Business Alliance Inc. Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) announced that Jeffrey Wierichs joined its New York office as senior client partner and m...


On Assignment revenue falls 35%

August 6, 2009

On Assignment Inc. (NASD: ASGN) reported second-quarter revenue declined 34.8% year over year to $101.8 million. However, the Calabasas CA-based healthcare and professional staffing firm reported second-quarter physician staffing revenue rose 6.9% year over year to $23.3 million. Second-quarter...


People: Corestaff, Korn/Ferry, Analysts

August 6, 2009

Corestaff Services named Greg Wykoff as VP and general manager of its Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region. Wykoff comes to Corestaff from Strategic Business Alliance Inc. Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) announced that Jeffrey Wierichs joined its New York office as senior client partner and me...