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Mastech revenue down 28%

August 13, 2009

Second-quarter revenue fell 27.7% at Mastech Holdings Inc. (AMEX: MHH), a Pittsburgh-based information technology staffing firm, to $17.7 million. Gross margin narrowed to 19.3% in the second quarter from 19.5% in the same period last year. Mastech reported second-quarter net income of $256,000...


Weekly jobless claims edge higher

August 13, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits rose 0.7% to 558,000 in the week ended Aug. 8 from the previous week's revised number of 554,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims rose 1.5% to 565,000 from the previous week's revised...


Report: Manufacturer hiring to pick up

August 12, 2009

The percentage of manufacturers planning to hire reached its highest level since October 2008, although employers in the manufacturing sector still plan less hiring in August than a year ago, according to the leading indicators of national employment report released by the Society for Human Reso...


Job openings, hires and separations fall

August 12, 2009

U.S. job openings fell 33.6% in June from a year ago to approximately 2.6 million, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate fell to 1.9% from 2.7% in June 2008. The number of hires fell 21.5% in June compared with June 2008 to approximatel...


Job openings, hires and separations fall

August 12, 2009

U.S. job openings fell 33.6% in June from a year ago to approximately 2.6 million, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate fell to 1.9% from 2.7% in June 2008. The number of hires fell 21.5% in June compared with June 2008 to approximatel...


Report: More managers to use staffing firms

August 12, 2009

More hiring managers plan to use staffing firms in the third quarter than in the second, according to a report released by CareerBuilder.com. A survey conducted for the report found a weighted percentage of 13.0% of hiring managers planned to use a staffing firm in the third quarter compared wit...


Command Center revenue falls 42%

August 12, 2009

Command Center Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI.OB) reported second-quarter revenue of $12.4 million, down 41.7% from the second quarter of last year. However, the Post Falls ID-based commercial staffing firm said second-quarter gross margin was 23.3%, unchanged from the same period in 2008. Second-quarter net...


Blog: Staffing by the book

August 12, 2009

Could this be the best Staffing Industry Sourcebook ever? Staffing Industry Analysts Senior Research Analyst Sona Sharma describes the new Staffing Industry Sourcebook. For the full blog, click here.


Report: Manufacturer hiring to pick up

August 12, 2009

The percentage of manufacturers planning to hire reached its highest level since October 2008, although employers in the manufacturing sector still plan less hiring in August than a year ago, according to the leading indicators of national employment report released by the Society for Human Reso...


Report: More managers to use staffing firms

August 12, 2009

More hiring managers plan to use staffing firms in the third quarter than in the second, according to a report released by CareerBuilder.com. A survey conducted for the report found a weighted percentage of 13.0% of hiring managers planned to use a staffing firm in the third quarter compared wit...