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Firm to pay for discrimination against temps

June 18, 2009

A supplier to the military must pay $110,000 for sex and age discrimination against three female temporary workers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday. Simula Inc., based in Phoenix, paid the women less than male workers who performed the same job, according to t...


Jobless claims edge up 0.5%

June 18, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits rose 0.5% to 608,000 in the week ended June 13 from the previous week's revised number of 605,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported. The four-week moving average of claims fell 1.1% to 615,750 from the previous week's revised averag...


Jobless claims edge up 0.5%

June 18, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits rose 0.5% to 608,000 in the week ended June 13 from the previous week's revised number of 605,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported. The four-week moving average of claims fell 1.1% to 615,750 from the previous week's revised aver...


Empresaria reports bright spots amid downturn

June 18, 2009

The Empresaria Group PLC announced revenue was down 4% year-over-year through April in a report following its annual general meeting. However, the United Kingdom-based staffing firm noted some positive trends. "Although we are not seeing any dramatic improvement in specific economics and markets,...


U.S. leading index up 1.2%

June 18, 2009

The Conference Board's U.S. leading index of economic indicators released today rose 1.2% in May. The index now stands at 100.2 (2004=100).


Firm to pay for discrimination against temps

June 18, 2009

A supplier to the military must pay $110,000 for sex and age discrimination against three female temporary workers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday. Simula Inc., based in Phoenix, paid the women less than male workers who performed the same job, according to...


Real average weekly earnings slip 0.3%

June 17, 2009

Real average weekly earnings fell 0.3% in May from April, according to preliminary seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Average weekly earnings of production and nonsupervisory workers on private payrolls were $609.84 in May before seasonal adjustment.


Franchise separates from larger staffing firm

June 17, 2009

A Washington DC-based staffing firm changed its name to Parker Tide from Snelling Metro Personnel after the company separated from Snelling Staffing Services. Snelling is allowing franchisees to buy out of their agreements for the first time, according to Parker Tide. Parker Tide specializes in t...


Adecco to cut 350 in France

June 17, 2009

Adecco SA announced today plans to cut 350 employees at its Adia division in France. French law requires consultation with French works councils, made up of company management and workers, prior to the change. Adecco plans to make the cuts by the end of this year with the reorganization cost es...


Adecco to cut 350 in France

June 17, 2009

Adecco SA announced today plans to cut 350 employees at its Adia division in France. French law requires consultation with French works councils, made up of company management and workers, prior to the change. Adecco plans to make the cuts by the end of this year with the reorganization cost esti...