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Surveys: CIOs, CFOs to hold back on hiring

September 1, 2009

Chief information officers and chief financial officers plan to hold back on hiring in the fourth quarter, according to a pair of surveys released today by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). The firm's survey of CIOs found that 6% plan to expand their information technology teams in the...


Manufacturing expands after 18 months

September 1, 2009

The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in August following 18 months of contraction, according to the Institute for Supply Management's key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing released today. In August, the index reached a level of 52.9, up from 48.9 in July. Readings of more than 50 in...


Blog: Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain made low

September 1, 2009

The best job markets right now are found among smaller metropolitan areas while the worst tend to be the larger areas, according to research by Staffing Industry Analysts. Director of Research and Analysis Jon Osborne comments on the trend in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


Contract watch: The RightThing

September 1, 2009

The RightThing, a Findlay OH-based provider of recruitment process outsourcing, announced it was chosen by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to provide recruiting and hiring support for its North American employee base. The RightThing's services will include an enhanced applicant tracking syste...


Manufacturing expands after 18 months

September 1, 2009

The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in August following 18 months of contraction, according to the Institute for Supply Management's key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing released today. In August, the index reached a level of 52.9, up from 48.9 in July. Readings of more than 50 in...


Surveys: CIOs, CFOs to hold back on hiring

September 1, 2009

Chief information officers and chief financial officers plan to hold back on hiring in the fourth quarter, according to a pair of surveys released today by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). The firm's survey of CIOs found that 6% plan to expand their information technology teams in the...


Blog: Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain made low

September 1, 2009

The best job markets right now are found among smaller metropolitan areas while the worst tend to be the larger areas, according to research by Staffing Industry Analysts. Director of Research and Analysis Jon Osborne comments on the trend in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


MDI sells finance and accounting division

August 31, 2009

MDI Group, an Atlanta-based staffing firm, sold its finance and accounting staffing business to UHY Advisors GA Inc. The sale will allow MDI to focus on its core information technology business. "MDI Group is now positioned to focus its full resources and expertise on the area we know best: IT w...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

August 31, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts: INSIGHT - Best and worst metro job markets *Many smaller and mid-sized markets outperforming *Best: Harrisonburg VA, McAllen TX, Jackson MS *Worst: Detroit, Phoenix, Las Vegas


Brainhunter announces default notice

August 31, 2009

Brainhunter Inc. (TSX: BH), a Toronto-based information technology staffing and solutions firm, announced Friday it received a default notice from its bank over requirements relating to its financial position and results of operation as well as the obtaining of a letter of intent for the sale or...