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Employee confidence flat in September

October 2, 2009

Spherion Corp.'s (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index posted little change in September -- falling to a reading of 49.4, down 0.5 of a point from August. The number of U.S. workers who believe the economy is getting stronger rose to 27% in September, up three percentage points from August, acco...


Premier buys North Carolina staffing firm

October 2, 2009

The Premier Alliance Group Inc. (OTCBB: PIMO.OB) acquired PeopleSource Inc., a privately held staffing firm based in Winston Salem NC. Premier agreed to pay $500,000 in cash and stock for the company, and the deal closed Oct. 1. PeopleSource had $3 million in revenue in its last year in business...


Resources Connection revenue down 43%

October 2, 2009

Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) revenue fell 43.0% year over year to $118.3 million in the company's fiscal first quarter ended Aug. 29, 2009. The Irvine CA-based firm -- which provides finance/accounting, information technology and legal personnel through its Resources Global Professiona...


Premier buys North Carolina staffing firm

October 2, 2009

The Premier Alliance Group Inc. (OTCBB: PIMO.OB) acquired PeopleSource Inc., a privately held staffing firm based in Winston Salem NC. Premier agreed to pay $500,000 in cash and stock for the company, and the deal closed Oct. 1. PeopleSource had $3 million in revenue in its last year in business...


Temp payrolls fall by only 1,700

October 2, 2009

Temporary help payrolls fell by only 1,700 jobs in September after having fallen by 6,900 in August, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The decreases are down from the average monthly loss of 44,000 over the past 12 months....


Temp payrolls fall by only 1,700

October 2, 2009

Temporary help payrolls fell by only 1,700 jobs in September after having fallen by 6,900 in August, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The decreases are down from the average monthly loss of 44,000 over the past 12 months....


People: Heidrick, CDI

October 1, 2009

Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) tapped Bonnie Gwin to lead its North American board practice. Gwin has been with Heidrick for 11 years and has held several leadership positions including as president of the Americas division. CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) reported that Cecilia Vengl...


Temp firm owner, office assistant get prison

October 1, 2009

A judge sentenced the owner of a temporary staffing firm and an office assistant to prison in a case involving illegal workers who gained access to secure areas at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported Wednesday. Mary Gurin, the owner of Ideal...


Monster index edges down two points

October 1, 2009

The Monster Worldwide Inc. employment index fell two points in September to a reading of 119 after having risen seven points in August. "Despite recent improvements in economic sentiment, U.S. employers continue to exhibit caution when it comes to hiring," said Jesse Harriott, senior VP and chie...


Legal updates coming to staffing firms

October 1, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts announced an alliance with Littler Mendelson, the largest U.S.-based law firm exclusively devoted to representing management in employment and labor law matters. The companies will co-produce the new "Legs & Reg Advisor" on a monthly basis. The Legs & Reg Advisor will...