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Changing the image of our industry

August 24, 2009

The question of what can be done to change the temporary staffing industry's image is raised by Noël Calvi, senior research analysts at Staffing Industry Analysts, in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


Temp employment dips 30%

August 24, 2009

The number of U.S. temporary and contract workers employed per day in the second quarter fell 30.2% compared to the second quarter of 2008, according to the American Staffing Association's quarterly staffing employment survey released today. However, compared with the first quarter, the second q...


Temp employment dips 30%

August 24, 2009

The number of U.S. temporary and contract workers employed per day in the second quarter fell 30.2% compared to the second quarter of 2008, according to the American Staffing Association's quarterly staffing employment survey released today. However, compared with the first quarter, the second q...


Acquisitions push Skilled revenue up

August 21, 2009

Skilled Group Limited, the largest Australian staffing firm, reported revenue rose 0.7% to AUS$1.94 billion (US$1.56 million) in its fiscal year ended June 30. Excluding acquisitions, however, revenue fell 8.8%, according to the company. Full-year net income fell 28.2% to AUS$28.3 million (US$22...


Jobless rates exceed 10% in 15 states

August 21, 2009

July unemployment rates exceeded 10% in 15 states, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Michigan reported the highest jobless rate among all states in July at 15.0%. Other states with unemployment rates of more than 10.0% were Rhode Island, 12.7%; Nevada,12.5%; California and Oreg...


Contract watch: Pinstripe

August 21, 2009

Pinstripe Inc., a Brookfield WI-based recruitment process outsourcing firm, said it was chosen by Agilent Technologies to provide RPO services for hiring exempt and non-exempt workers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil. The vendor-selection process included a simulation stress tests where fi...


July mass layoffs up 41% over year

August 21, 2009

The number of U.S. mass layoffs rose 40.5% in July compared with the same month last year, and the initial claims for unemployment insurance related to mass layoffs rose 35.6%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In July, there were 2,157 mass layoff actions compared with 1,535 i...


Contract watch: Pinstripe

August 21, 2009

Pinstripe Inc., a Brookfield WI-based recruitment process outsourcing firm, said it was chosen by Agilent Technologies to provide RPO services for hiring exempt and non-exempt workers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil. The vendor-selection process included a simulation stress tests where fi...


Acquisitions push Skilled revenue up

August 21, 2009

Skilled Group Limited, the largest Australian staffing firm, reported revenue rose 0.7% to AUS$1.94 billion (US$1.56 million) in its fiscal year ended June 30. Excluding acquisitions, however, revenue fell 8.8%, according to the company. Full-year net income fell 28.2% to AUS$28.3 million (US$22...


Jobless rates exceed 10% in 15 states

August 21, 2009

July unemployment rates exceeded 10% in 15 states, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Michigan reported the highest jobless rate among all states in July at 15.0%. Other states with unemployment rates of more than 10.0% were Rhode Island, 12.7%; Nevada,12.5%; California and Oreg...