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Index: U.S. manufacturing growth slows

July 1, 2010

Growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector slowed in June, according to the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing purchasing managers' index released today.

June's index reading of 56.2 represents further slowing from the index's 12-month high of 60.4 in April.

Any reading above 50 indicates...

ADP announces deal to buy Workscape

July 1, 2010

Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASD: ADP) announced it struck a deal to acquire Workscape Inc., a privately held firm that provides Web-based benefits administration and human resource management software.

Terms of the transaction were not announced. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter....

U.S. jobless claims rise by 13,000

July 1, 2010

U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 13,000, or 2.8%, to 472,000 in the week ended June 26 compared with the previous week, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.

The number of initial claims from the previous week was also revised upward to 459,000 from the first report of...

Blog: Gold in IT niches?

July 1, 2010

Staffing Industry Analysts released its list of fastest-growing staffing firms and a majority of the firms are in IT. VP of Research Jon Osborne comments more about this trend in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

People: Adecco RPO, Tatum, Pinstripe

June 30, 2010

Adecco RPO, a recruitment process outsourcing division of Adecco SA, announced that Lydia Wilson will serve as senior VP of business development, Kim Davis as senior VP of program management, Mir Ali as VP of information technology, Elaine Nicol as VP of implementation and consulting, and Erica Blake...

Firm pushes back bankruptcy filing

June 30, 2010

Medical Staffing Network Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MSNW.PK) said it now expects to file its previously announced bankruptcy on July 2 and reported a third amendment to its forbearance agreement with lenders, according to a filing on Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company had...

Number of online job ads essentially flat

June 30, 2010

The number of online job ads in June was essentially unchanged from May, according to The Conference Board's measure of online job ads released today.

There were 4.15 million online job ads in June, up by only 19,600 from May. However, the number of online job ads still rose by more than 500,000 during...

Las Vegas posts highest jobless rate

June 30, 2010

Las Vegas posted the highest jobless rate in May, 14.1%, among U.S. metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

The Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area in Southern California recorded the second-highest rate in May at 13.9%. It was...

ADP: Job growth slows in June

June 30, 2010

Growth in private employment looks to have slowed, according to Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s (NYSE: ADP) monthly employment report released today.

The U.S. added just 13,000 nonfarm, private sector jobs in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the report. That compares to estimated...

CDI buys engineering services firm

June 29, 2010

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) announced Monday it acquired L. Robert Kimball & Associates, a provider of engineering services.

L.R. Kimball is a 550-person firm based in Ebensburg PA with nine offices primarily in the mid-Atlantic region.

L.R. Kimball's focus is on engineering services and the firm does almost...