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IT, Finance/Accounting Confidence Up

January 17, 2011

Confidence among information technology and finance/accounting workers improved in the fourth quarter, according to two new reports from Technisource and The Mergis Group.

The Technisource IT employee confidence index rose to a reading of 58.2 in the fourth quarter of 2010, up 7.6 points from the third-quarter...

Report: IT jobs rise by 100,000 in 2010

January 17, 2011

Employment in information technology rose by approximately 100,000 jobs, or 2.6 percent in December 2010 compared to December 2009, according to an index of IT jobs developed by the TechServe Alliance.

IT employment stood at more than 3.9 million in December, the TechServe Alliance reported.


Global Search Upbeat on 2011

January 17, 2011

Global executive search industry confidence is rising following a low point at the end of 2008, according to a survey by the Association of Executive Search Consultants.

The association's 2011 outlook survey of its members from around the globe found 68 percent of respondents had positive sentiments about...

Firms Announce Certifications

January 17, 2011

Slate Professional Resources, Rx relief, ReadyNurse and Banner Personnel announce certifications …

Slate Professional Resources was certified as a women's business enterprise by the Women's Presidents' Education Organization - New York, a division of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council...

Caldwell Revenue Rises 69%

January 14, 2011

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL), a Toronto-based executive search firm, reported revenue rose 69 percent on a year-over-year basis to C$6.5 million (US$6.3 million) in its fiscal first quarter ended Nov. 30, 2010.

Contributing to the increase were investments in new offices, partners...

People in the News

January 14, 2011

CTPartners (AMEX: CTP) names vice chairman, Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) appoints global automotive managing partner. Hudson RPO hires managing director for Europe and the Middle East. SkillStorm hires associate VP. Futurestep promotes two executives. Spencer Stuart announces...

Average hourly earnings edge up

January 14, 2011

Average hourly earnings in the U.S. edged up to $19.21 in December for private-sector production employees and nonsupervisory employees on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Average hourly earnings include earnings from both full-time and part-time jobs.


Jobless Claims Move Higher

January 13, 2011

The four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance rose 1.3 percent in the week ended Jan. 8 after falling in the two previous weeks. Total jobless claims jumped 8.5 percent.

In its report today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the four-week moving average of jobless claims...

Beige Book: Staffing Demand Rises

January 13, 2011

Demand for staffing continued to rise, according to the new Federal Reserve Beige Book report released Wednesday.

Increases in demand for staffing were reported in the New York; Philadelphia; Richmond, Va.; and Chicago Federal Reserve districts.

The New York district reported increased demand for staffing...

Employment Services Index Edges Down

January 13, 2011

The U.S. producer price index for the employment services industry edged down to a reading of 125.3 in December (1996=100) from 125.6 in November, according to numbers reported today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The index number is not seasonally adjusted.

Employment services represents just...