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Calian revenue falls 7%, cites decline in government spending

August 7, 2014

Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX: CTY) reported revenue fell 7.4 percent to C$53.8 million (US$50.5 million) in its fiscal third quarter ended June 30. The Ottawa-based firm cited continued contraction in government spending.Revenue fell 3.6 percent to C$39.7 million (US$37.2 million) in Calian’s bu...


Command Center revenue falls on store closures, gross margin improves

August 7, 2014

Command Center Inc. (OTCMKTS: CCNI) reported revenue fell 7.0 percent in the second quarter to $21.6 million primarily because of the closure of five underperforming stores. Gross margin at the industrial staffing provider rose to 27.0 percent in the second quarter from 25.3 percent in the same p...


US jobless claims average falls to eight-year low

August 7, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week reached its lowest level since Feb. 25, 2006, falling by 4,000 to a total of 293,500 from the previous week’s upwardly revised figure of 297,500, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the...


DLH revenue rises 17%

August 7, 2014

DLH Holdings Corp. (NASD: DLHC) reported revenue rose 16.6 percent to 15.7 million in its fiscal third quarter ended June 30. The increase in revenue resulted primarily from new business awarded in 2013 and 2014, as well as expansion on current programs, according to the company.Gross margin was...


Recruiters must educate candidates on market realities — Staffing Stream

August 7, 2014

One of the hardest battles as a recruiter is to try to educate candidates that the market fluctuates often and cannot always bear the rates they desire, writes Romona Rivere in the Staffing Stream. Rivere, a recruiting training manager at MedSys Group, discusses why recruiters must educate candid...


Kelly Services revenue rises 3%

August 6, 2014

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA), the fifth-largest U.S. staffing firm and seventh-largest global staffing firm, reported revenue rose 3.2 percent in the second quarter to $1.34 billion.Revenue in Kelly’s Outsourcing and Consulting Group rose 16.5 percent, or 16.8 percent in constant currency, t...


CDI revenue up 8%

August 6, 2014

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI), a Philadelphia-based engineering and technology staffing and solutions provider, reported second-quarter revenue rose 7.9 percent year over year to $284.3 million. However, gross margin narrowed to 18.6 percent from 19.6 percent in the year-ago quarter.Net income rose 27.3...


IT, engineering job growth strong in July

August 6, 2014

The number of U.S. information technology jobs rose by 0.3 percent month over month in July to a total of approximately 4.67 million, TechServe Alliance reported. The number was up 3.4 percent on a year-over-year basis.In addition, the number of engineering jobs in the U.S. rose 0.3 percent month...


Healthcare workers’ confidence rises in Q2

August 6, 2014

Healthcare workers’ confidence improved for the second consecutive quarter, according to the Randstad Healthcare employee confidence index. The index rose to a reading of 59.8 in the second quarter from a reading of 58.0 in the first quarter.Only 28 percent of healthcare workers say they are like...


Blog: There’s an app for staffing

August 6, 2014

App Academy is a full-time program that teaches candidates the skills needed to be Web developers in exchange for 18 percent of their first-year salary. Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram discusses the training model in a new post in The Contingent Blog. For the full post, click here.