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ASA Index Rises in February

February 25, 2011

The American Staffing Association's staffing index rose to a reading of 90 in February, the ASA announced today. That is up one point from January and up 13 percent from February 2010.

The index measures changes in the number of temporary and contract workers both weekly and monthly. Its baseline value...


Mass-Layoff Claims Rise in January

February 25, 2011

Initial claims for unemployment insurance caused by mass layoff events -- where 50 or more workers are laid off from a single workplace -- rose in January from December 2010, but fell compared to a year ago, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, 149,799 initial...


CDI Fourth Quarter Revenue Up 14%

February 22, 2011

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) reported today revenue rose 14.2 percent in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2010, due in part to an acquisition made in the second quarter. In constant currency, revenue rose 14.6 percent.

"I am pleased to report solid year-over-year fourth-quarter revenue growth, which reflects...


Heidrick's Americas Revenue Rises 19.1%

February 22, 2011

Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) reported fourth-quarter revenue from the Americas was $66.5 million, up 19.1 percent from the year-ago quarter. Overall, the company reported consolidated revenue rose 15.5 percent to $133.0 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2010, over...


Ciber Revenue Rises 6%

February 22, 2011

Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR) reported today its fourth-quarter revenue rose 5.8 percent over the 2009 quarter. Revenue for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2010, was $277.4 million. The increase is the largest the company has seen in eight quarters.

"We are undergoing an important transformation at Ciber,"...


Index Shows Growing Optimism

February 22, 2011

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index continued to improve in February, rising to 70.4 (1985=100) from January's reading of 64.8.

"The Consumer Confidence Index is now at a three-year high (Feb. 2008, 76.4), due to growing optimism about the short-term future," said Lynn Franco, director...


Advantage xPO Inks U.K. Recruiting Deal

February 22, 2011

Advantage xPO, which provides recruitment process outsourcing, announced a deal to provide recruiting services for Torex, a provider of integrated technology solutions to the extended retail marketplace. Advantage xPO will recruit for Torex's U.K.-based permanent hires.

Advantage xPO will source, screen,...


Names in the News

February 22, 2011

Advantage xPO hires senior VP of strategic solutions. Kforce Government Solutions hires senior VP and strategic development officer …

Advantage xPO announced the addition of Penny Queller as senior VP, of strategic solutions, a newly created position. Queller brings to Advantage xPO 17 years' experience...


Census Jobs in Canada

February 22, 2011

Statistics Canada announced last week it is hiring 35,000 across Canada to work on the country's 2011 Census. The census begins in May.


On Assignment Revenue Up 21%

February 18, 2011

On Assignment Inc. (NASD: ASGN) reported today revenue for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2010, rose 21.2 percent from the year-ago quarter.

The Calabasas, Calif.-based life sciences, healthcare and technology staffing company reported fourth-quarter revenue of $121.2 million, compared to $99.9 million...