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Weekly jobless claims down by 11,000

April 29, 2010

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended April 24 fell by 11,000, or 2.4%, to 448,000 from the previous week's revised figure, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Last week's number was revised up to 459,000 from 456,000. The four-week moving avera...


CDI revenue down 8%

April 29, 2010

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) reported first-quarter revenue fell 8.2% from the year-ago quarter to $209.9 million. The Philadelphia-based company's engineering solutions segment posted a 14.7% decline in first-quarter revenue to $109.7 million. In addition, first-quarter revenue at CDI's Management Rec...


SFN revenue rises 9%, industrial up 26%

April 29, 2010

First-quarter revenue at SFN Group Inc. (NYSE: SFN) rose 8.7% from the year-ago quarter to $463.1 million. Growth segments for the Fort Lauderdale-based staffing firm included industrial staffing and finance/accounting. SFN's light industrial staffing revenue totaled $104.7 million in the first...


Staffing firm owners indicted

April 29, 2010

The owners of a Florida staffing firm face criminal charges in relation to a human trafficking scheme, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida announced Wednesday. Sophia Manuel and Alfonso Baldonado Jr., owners of Quality Staffing Services Corp. of Boca Raton FL, alleged...


Mentor-protégé list coming out

April 29, 2010

Ever heard of the federal government's mentor/protégé program, by which staffing firms can get help navigating the government's procurement process? Probably not, but it's the easiest path to selling to the feds -- if you qualify, and Staffing Industry Analysts has initiated a process to help. M...


Computer Task Group revenue rises 5%

April 28, 2010

First-quarter revenue rose 5.3% year-over-year at Computer Task Group Inc. (NASD: CTGX). The Buffalo NY-based information technology staffing and services firm reported first-quarter revenue of $78.5 million compared with $74.6 million in the year-ago quarter. Demand for healthcare solutions pro...


Robert Half revenue falls 11%

April 28, 2010

Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) announced first-quarter revenue fell 10.5% to $737.2 million from revenue of $823.3 million in the year-ago quarter. The Menlo Park CA-based professional staffing firm reported revenue in its largest division, Accountemps, fell 12.2% on a year-over-year...


Mastech revenue down, buys healthcare firm

April 28, 2010

Mastech Holdings Inc. (AMEX: MHH), a Pittsburgh-based information technology staffing firm, reported a decline in first-quarter revenue of 23.5%, and said it acquired healthcare staffing firm Curastat Inc. Mastech posted first-quarter revenue of $15.7 million compared with revenue of $20.6 milli...


New Orleans posts lowest jobless rate in March

April 28, 2010

The New Orleans area reported the lowest jobless rate in March, 6.0%, among all U.S. metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. New Orleans had also posted the lowest unemployment rate among large metros in February. Oklahoma Cit...


Randstad North American revenue up, IT 'strong'

April 28, 2010

Randstad Holding NV, the world's second-largest staffing firm, reported first-quarter North American revenue of euro389.6 million (US$524.1 million). That's up 9% from the year-ago quarter on an organic basis, which excludes the effects of currency, acquisitions and disposals. North American rev...