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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...


Arcadia healthcare staffing revenue falls

August 13, 2009

Arcadia Resources Inc. (AMEX: KAD) announced healthcare staffing revenue fell 38.3% year over year to $5.0 million in its fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2009. Travel nurse revenue fell 45% year over year in the first quarter, and per diem healthcare staffing revenue fell 35%. In addition to...


Temp work raises mental health risks?

August 13, 2009

Researchers at McGill University in Montreal say temporary workers face a higher risk of developing mental health problems. The research was presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association on Aug. 9. "This research shows that temporary work strains employee mental health...


Temp work raises mental health risks?

August 13, 2009

Researchers at McGill University in Montreal say temporary workers face a higher risk of developing mental health problems. The research was presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association on Aug. 9. "This research shows that temporary work strains employee mental health...


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...