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U.S. Gains 15,500 Temp Jobs

March 4, 2011

U.S. temporary help payrolls rose by 15,500 in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. There were more than 2.2 million jobs in temporary help services in February.

February's gain of 15,500 temporary jobs compares to a loss of 4,900 temporary jobs in January -- which had been revised...


SFN Employee Confidence Index Up

March 4, 2011

The SFN Group Inc.'s employee confidence index rose 0.8  of a point in February to a reading of 53.6, its highest level since October 2007.

The index's survey found that 29 percent of workers believe the economy is getting stronger, no change from last month's survey. Fifty-one percent believe there...


TEKsystems: IT Salaries to Rise

March 4, 2011

A survey released Wednesday by TEKsystems found that a majority of information technology leaders expect IT salaries to rise in 2011. Expected to see the greatest increases are project managers, security specialists, database administrators and enterprise architects.

The majority of survey respondents...


Economic Index Level Down

March 4, 2011

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index of the U.S. economy dipped to a level of 129.8 in the week ended Feb. 25 from a level of 130.5 in the previous period, which was the index's highest reading since May.

However, the index's growth rate was 6.5 percent in the week ended Feb. 25,...


Office Openings

March 4, 2011

Interim HealthCare and Celestial Systems LLC announce office openings; new search firm opens …

Interim HealthCare has opened a new franchise office in Eagle, Idaho. The office is owned by partners Eric Mott, Jerry Darnall and Donn Wilson. Interim HealthCare is a home care, staffing and in-home senior...


Names in the News

March 4, 2011

Russell Reynolds appoints managing directors; JBCConnect gets director and senior VP …

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates announced Kevin Butler has been hired as a managing director of the firm's healthcare sector in the Americas. He will be based in New York and Boston. With...


Adecco: North America Revenue Rises

March 3, 2011

Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, reported fourth-quarter North America revenue rose by 18 percent on an organic basis, which excludes the effects of currency, acquisitions and divestitures. On a nonorganic basis, fourth-quarter North America revenue rose 70 percent to euro953 million (US$1.26...


Jobless Average, Claims Fall

March 3, 2011

The four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance was down by 3.2 percent in the week ended Feb. 26, while total initial jobless claims fell by 5.2 percent.

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


Nonmanufacturing Index Quickens Expansion

March 3, 2011

Economic activity in the U.S. nonmanufacturing sector expanded at a faster pace in February, according to the Institute for Supply Management's nonmanufacturing index released today.

The index rose to a reading of 59.7 in February from 59.4 in January. February marks the 15th straight month of growth....


Ares to Buy Global Defense

March 3, 2011

Global Defense Technology & Systems Inc. (NASD: GTEC), whose services include information technology staffing and solutions for national security agencies and programs of the U.S. government, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Ares Management...