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Openings, Hires Below Pre-Recession Levels

February 8, 2011

U.S. job openings fell by 4.3 percent in December from November, but were still up 21.0 percent from December 2009, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Despite rising to 3.06 million in December, the number of job openings was still down from the...

Employment Trends Index Rises

February 7, 2011

The Conference Board employment trends index increased in January for the fourth consecutive month. The index now stands at 100.5, up from December's revised figure of 100.3. The index is up 7 percent from a year ago.

"Despite anemic job gains in January, the employment trends index suggests that...

Employee Confidence on the Upswing

February 7, 2011

The SFN Group Inc.'s (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index increased 1.7 points to a reading of 52.8 in January. The index, which measures workers' confidence in their personal employment situation and optimism in the economic environment, reveals for the second consecutive month that more workers believe...

Survey: Temp Jobs Best Option After Layoff

February 7, 2011

Fifty-four percent of U.S. adults agree that finding a temporary jobs is the best option following a layoff, according to a new online survey commissioned by Employment Group, a Midwest staffing and contracted services firm. The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive.

The survey found pursuing a temporary...

Office Openings: EverStaff, OnCall Staffing

February 7, 2011

EverStaff opening Toledo, Ohio, office. OnCall Staffing opening Tampa, Fla., office …

EverStaff is opening an office in Toledo, Ohio. The company now has seven offices in Ohio and three in Pennsylvania.

EverStaff is part of the EverStaff Family of Companies, which provides professional services,...

Max Messmer to Receive Staffing Innovator Award

February 7, 2011

Staffing Industry Analysts announced today that Harold "Max" Messmer Jr., chairman and CEO of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI), will receive the Peter Yessne Staffing Innovator Award March 2 at the Staffing Industry Executive Forum.

"Max Messmer has had a profound impact on the...

Temp Numbers Fall by 11,400

February 4, 2011

The number of U.S. temporary help jobs fell by 11,400 in January after rising by an average of 25,000 over the last 12 months, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The temporary help penetration rate slipped to 1.68 percent in January from 1.69...

Total Employment Rises in Canada

February 4, 2011

Canada added 69,200 jobs in January for total employment of approximately 17.2 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The number of full-time jobs increased by 31,100, and the number of part-time jobs rose by 38,000.

The Canadian unemployment rate edged...

Monster Index Falls in January, Up Over Year

February 4, 2011

Monster's U.S. employment index fell to a reading of 122 in January from the reading of 130 in December. However, the index was still up 7 percent on a year-over-year basis in January.

"We're seeing positive year-over-year growth as economic recovery progresses at a measured pace," said Jesse...

People: Paychex, EventPro

February 4, 2011

Paychex Inc. (NASD: PAYX) announces new VPs. EventPro Strategies promotes chief operating officer/president and names VP.

Paychex Inc., a Rochester, N.Y.-based payroll processing firm that provides PEO and other services, named Andrew Childs as VP of marketing and Laurie Zaucha as VP of human resources...