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Economists: Economy, jobs picture are improving

April 26, 2010

Business conditions improved and the jobs outlook is getting better over the next six months, according to the National Association for Business Economics' April industry survey released today. The survey included responses from 68 NABE members, and was taken between March 25 and April 10. NABE...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

April 26, 2010

The Daily News is just a small part of what Staffing Industry Analysts produces. New research available for corporate members includes a report on which staffing firms are hiring (and firing), staffing company spending plans, the best and worst U.S. metro job markets, historical staffing growth...

Healthcare reform gets closer look

April 26, 2010

The impact of healthcare reform legislation gets a closer look in the April issue of the Legs & Reg Advisor. Attorneys for the Littler Mendelson law firm look at the effects of reform on staffing firms and buyers. A full table of contents for the April Legs & Reg Advisor includes: *President Oba...

M+W buys technical staffing provider

April 23, 2010

M+W Group announced its M+W Americas Inc. subsidiary acquired NSTAR Global Services, a Clayton NC-based firm that provides staffing of technicians and engineers. Most of NSTAR's clients are process equipment manufacturers who bring in NSTAR staff for installation and maintenance technician skill...

Mass layoffs fall 44% in March

April 23, 2010

There were 1,628 mass layoffs in March, down 44.1% from the 2,913 in March 2009 on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Initial claims for unemployment insurance associated with mass layoffs in March totaled 150,864, down 49.0% from the 295,970 initial...

Reform: 62% say they must add doctors

April 23, 2010

A survey by AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS) found that 62% of healthcare executives said the new healthcare reform legislation will cause them to add more doctors. Also, 56% said healthcare reform will cause them to add more nurses, and 56% also said it will cause them to add more allie...

Survey: More optimism about Q2 hiring

April 23, 2010

Human resources managers are more optimistic about hiring in the second quarter than they were a year ago, according to a survey of 400 human resources professionals by the Society for Human Resource Management. The study found 24% of human resources managers expect their companies to hire in th...

New federal bill targets misclassification

April 23, 2010

A new federal bill to get tough on companies that misclassify employees as independent contractors was introduced Thursday by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, and U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-CA. The "Employee Misclassification and Prevention Act" would require employers to keep records on the status...

List blog: You want fast?

April 23, 2010

Fastest car? The SSC Ultimate Aero. Fastest land animal? The cheetah. Fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms? Staffing Industry Report Senior Editor Craig Johnson writes about the 2010 list of fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

TrueBlue revenue up 7%, gets Boeing boost

April 22, 2010

TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) reported Wednesday that first-quarter revenue rose 6.9% on a year-over-year basis to $239.9 million. "The improvement in revenue trends was widespread across nearly every geography and industry we serve, outside of construction," CEO Steve Cooper said in a conference ca...