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Jobless claims rise by 11,000

October 22, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 11,000, or 2.1%, to 531,000 in the week ended Oct. 17, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The number of initial claims for the previous week was also revised upward to 520,000 from 514,000. Initial claims rose more th...


Jobless claims rise by 11,000

October 22, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 11,000, or 2.1%, to 531,000 in the week ended Oct. 17, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The number of initial claims for the previous week was also revised upward to 520,000 from 514,000. Initial claims rose more th...


TrueBlue revenue down 27%

October 22, 2009

Third-quarter revenue fell 26.6% at industrial staffing firm TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) to $284.8 million from $387.9 million in the third quarter of last year. Gross margin at the Tacoma WA-based firm narrowed to 29.0% from 29.7%. Net income slimmed 49.6% to $8.2 million from $16.3 million in th...


U.S. mass layoffs rise 12%

October 22, 2009

The number of U.S. mass layoffs rose 11.8% in September compared with the same month last year on a seasonally adjusted basis, and the initial claims for unemployment insurance related to mass layoffs rose 3.0%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In September, there were 2,561 m...


U.S. mass layoffs rise 12%

October 22, 2009

The number of U.S. mass layoffs rose 11.8% in September compared with the same month last year on a seasonally adjusted basis, and the initial claims for unemployment insurance related to mass layoffs rose 3.0%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In September, there were 2,561 m...


Robert Half revenue dips 37%

October 22, 2009

Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) reported third-quarter revenue fell 37.4% to $725.9 million from $1.16 billion in the third quarter of last year. At the company's Robert Half Finance & Accounting division, which specializes in direct hire, third-quarter revenue fell 60.4% over the yea...


Manpower third-quarter revenue falls 26%

October 21, 2009

Third-quarter revenue at Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) fell 26.0% to $4.19 billion from $5.67 billion in the same period a year ago. The decline was 21.5% on a constant currency basis. "We continued to experience sluggish demand for our services as the labor markets throughout the world were hampere...


Tri-State acquires insurance staffing firm

October 21, 2009

Tri-State Employment Services acquired Overload Staffing, a Dallas-based provider of insurance professionals, merger and acquisition advisory firm De Bellas & Co. announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not released. Insurance Overload was founded in 1983. It provides workers in claims, underw...


Manpower third-quarter revenue falls 26%

October 21, 2009

Third-quarter revenue at Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) fell 26.0% to $4.19 billion from $5.67 billion in the same period a year ago. The decline was 21.5% on a constant currency basis. "We continued to experience sluggish demand for our services as the labor markets throughout the world were hampere...


Pulse of the staffing industry

October 21, 2009

Want a current snapshot on the pulse of the staffing industry? Do you offer temporary staffing, direct hire, retained search, temp-to-hire, PEO/staff leasing or outplacement in the U.S.? If so, you are eligible to participate in Staffing Industry Analysts' monthly Pulse survey. Those taking part...