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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 area and Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News metropolit...


Blog: Humorous leading economic indicators

December 2, 2009

There are traditional economic indicators and then there are others -- such as Appalachian Trail hikers and the reselling of cemetery plots. Senior Research Analyst Noël Calvi writes about these in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


Blog: Humorous leading economic indicators

December 2, 2009

There are traditional economic indicators and then there are others -- such as Appalachian Trail hikers and the reselling of cemetery plots. Senior Research Analyst Noël Calvi writes about these in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


People: Judge, Seven Simple Machines

December 1, 2009

The Judge Group hires former hockey pro; Seven Simple Machines names CEO. The Judge Group, a Philadelphia-based professional staffing firm, hired former Philadelphia Flyers hockey player Brian Propp as VP of its strategic account management team. Propp was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1...


CHG puts H1N1 plan in place

December 1, 2009

CHG Healthcare Services announced an action plan to handle H1N1 flu pandemic. The plan includes severity level updates -- green, orange, yellow and red -- to indicate percentage of staff absent due to illness and the extent to which business operations are impacted, according to the company. Eac...


Blog: Art imitating life

December 1, 2009

Will President Obama hear from staffing industry executives at his employment summit? Senior Research Analyst Noël Calvi ponders the question in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


Medical Staffing Network meets with lenders

December 1, 2009

Medical Staffing Network Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MNSW.PK) said it's in discussions with General Electric Capital Corp. and first lien lenders over a default, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The healthcare staffing company reported it missed on a financial ra...


CHG puts H1N1 plan in place

December 1, 2009

CHG Healthcare Services announced an action plan to handle H1N1 flu pandemic. The plan includes severity level updates -- green, orange, yellow and red -- to indicate percentage of staff absent due to illness and the extent to which business operations are impacted, according to the company. Eac...


Medical Staffing Network meets with lenders

December 1, 2009

Medical Staffing Network Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MNSW.PK) said it's in discussions with General Electric Capital Corp. and first lien lenders over a default, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The healthcare staffing company reported it missed on a financial ra...


Surveys: CIOs plan hiring, CFOs cautious

December 1, 2009

Chief information officers plan to resume some hiring in the first quarter, but chief financial officers remain cautious about adding staff, according to a pair of surveys released today by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). The firm's survey of CIOs found that 7% plan to add technology...