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Elwood acquires regional staffing firm

August 27, 2009

Elwood Staffing Services Inc. announced it acquired the assets of Time Services Inc., a Fort Wayne IN-based staffing firm with five branches. Time Services Inc. provides light industrial, administrative and professional staffing. Terms of the deal were not announced. The acquisition gives Elwood...


Survey: Large firms plan fewer IT cuts

August 27, 2009

Fewer large companies plan to cut information technology staff in the next six months, according to the CDW IT monitor survey released today by CDW, a seller of computer products and services. Ten percent of large companies said they may cut IT staff in the next six months, down from 17% who sai...


Survey: Large firms plan fewer IT cuts

August 27, 2009

Fewer large companies plan to cut information technology staff in the next six months, according to the CDW IT monitor survey released today by CDW, a seller of computer products and services. Ten percent of large companies said they may cut IT staff in the next six months, down from 17% who sai...


GDP's estimated decline holds at 1%

August 27, 2009

Real gross domestic product in the U.S. decreased at 1.0% in the second quarter, according to a second estimate released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The second estimate was unchanged from the advance estimate released last month. Both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg reported...


GDP's estimated decline holds at 1%

August 27, 2009

Real gross domestic product in the U.S. decreased at 1.0% in the second quarter, according to a second estimate released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The second estimate was unchanged from the advance estimate released last month. Both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg reported...


Weekly jobless claims fall by 10,000

August 27, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 10,000, or 1.7%, to 570,000 in the week ended Aug. 22 from the previous week's revised number of 580,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 0.8% to 566,250 from the previou...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

August 26, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts: INSIGHT - PEO staffing growth update *PEOs seeing comparatively modest decline *Big PEOs project continued contraction in 3Q *Resetting pricing to reflect influx of COBRA participants  INSIGHT - Locum tenens growth update *Radiology,...


People: Pasona; Winter, Wyman

August 26, 2009

The Pasona Group Inc., a Tokyo-based staffing firm, announced that Heizo Takenaka was appointed chairman at the company's annual shareholder meeting today. The company also announced that Kouichi Morimoto was newly appointed to the board. The Winter, Wyman Companies, a Waltham MA-based staffing...


Hudson's European division CEO leaving

August 26, 2009

The president and CEO of the Hudson Highland Group Inc.'s (NASD: HHGP) European division is leaving, the company announced today. Hudson Chairman and CEO Jon Chait will oversee the European operations on an interim basis. Christine Raynaud, president and CEO of Hudson/Europe, joined the company...


Blog: Marketing in a bad economy

August 26, 2009

What's in your marketing mix? Hinda Chalew, head of marketing and interactive services at Staffing Industry Analysts, discusses putting together a marketing mix in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.