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Service sector falls back in November

December 3, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector contracted in November following two previous months of expansion, according to the Institute for Supply Management's nonmanufacturing index released today. The two previous months of expansion had followed a year of contraction for the index. And eco...


Unemployment claims decline by 5,000

December 3, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended Nov. 28 fell by 5,000, or 1.1% to 457,000 from the previous week's revised number of 462,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Bloomberg reported that economists had forecast the number would rise. The fo...


Online job ads up, but pace of increases is slow

December 2, 2009

The number of U.S. jobs advertised online rose by 106,500 in November to almost 3.4 million, according to The Conference Board's measure of online help-wanted ads released today. But the organization said the rate of increase since has been sluggish since the measure hit a low point in April. "W...


Washington area posts lowest jobless rate

December 2, 2009

The Washington DC metropolitan area's jobless rate of 6.2% in October was the lowest among all U.S. metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The Oklahoma City metropolitan and Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News metropolitan ar...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 2, 2009

The Daily News represents just a small portion of the information and research Staffing Industry Analysts provides. Here are a few of the most recent research items available to corporate members: BRIEFING - Many states raising unemployment taxes in 2010 *Staffing firms must absorb cost or pass...


Brainhunter seeking court protection

December 2, 2009

Brainhunter Inc. (TSX: BH) said today it will seek court protection as it works to restructure or sell its business. The Toronto-based firm also announced it received a stalking horse bid from its CEO, Raj Singh. The company provides information technology and engineering staffing and services....


ADP report: U.S. loses 169,000 jobs

December 2, 2009

The U.S. lost an estimated 169,000 private-sector nonfarm jobs in November on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s (NYSE: ADP) monthly national employment report released today. November represented the eighth consecutive month of declining job losses. The m...


Online job ads up, but pace of increases is slow

December 2, 2009

The number of U.S. jobs advertised online rose by 106,500 in November to almost 3.4 million, according to The Conference Board's measure of online help-wanted ads released today. But the organization said the rate of increase since has been sluggish since the measure hit a low point in April. "W...


Brainhunter seeking court protection

December 2, 2009

Brainhunter Inc. (TSX: BH) said today it will seek court protection as it works to restructure or sell its business. The Toronto-based firm also announced it received a stalking horse bid from its CEO, Raj Singh. The company provides information technology and engineering staffing and services....


ADP report: U.S. loses 169,000 jobs

December 2, 2009

The U.S. lost an estimated 169,000 private-sector nonfarm jobs in November on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s (NYSE: ADP) monthly national employment report released today. November represented the eighth consecutive month of declining job losses. The m...