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U.S. Jobless claims fall by 12,000

November 12, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 12,000, or 2.3%, to 502,000 in the week ended Nov. 7 from the previous week's revised figure of 514,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims for the week ended Nov. 7 fell by 4,50...


Fortune revenue slips 11%

November 12, 2009

Fortune Industries Inc. (AMEX: FFA), an Indianapolis-based provider of professional employer organization services, said revenue fell 11.4% to $14.8 million in its fiscal first quarter ended Sept. 30 compared with $16.7 million in the year-ago quarter. Fortune's gross margin, however, increased...


Calian revenue rises 11%

November 12, 2009

Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX: CTY) revenue rose 11.2% to C$54.4 million (US$50.1 million) in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Sept. 30 from C$48.9 million in the fourth quarter of last year, according to a company announcement today. Calian provides information technology, healthcare and technic...


Attorneys cite top criteria for mid-level hires

November 11, 2009

For law firms hiring mid-level associates, practice area expertise and business development experience are the most important criteria, according to a survey of attorneys by Robert Half Legal, the legal staffing division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Of the 150 lawyers questione...


Office openings: Q Analysts, Mom Corp.

November 11, 2009

Q Analysts, an information technology staffing firm, announced the opening of a new office in Atlanta. Q Analysts, based in Santa Clara CA, specializes in IT quality assurance and testing as well as business intelligence and data warehousing. Mom Corp., an Atlanta-based staffing firm and job boa...


Certifications: Dean's Professional Services

November 11, 2009

Smith & Dean Inc., which does business as Dean's Professional Services, received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. Dean's Professional Services is a Houston-based staffing firm. In addition to healthcare staffing, it provides administrative, environmental and finance/accountin...


Certifications: Dean's Professional Services

November 11, 2009

Smith & Dean Inc., which does business as Dean's Professional Services, received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. Dean's Professional Services is a Houston-based staffing firm. In addition to healthcare staffing, it provides administrative, environmental and finance/accountin...


Attorneys cite top criteria for mid-level hires

November 11, 2009

For law firms hiring mid-level associates, practice area expertise and business development experience are the most important criteria, according to a survey of attorneys by Robert Half Legal, the legal staffing division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Of the 150 lawyers questione...


Pulse survey now open

November 11, 2009

Interested in learning the pulse of the U.S. staffing industry? Take part in Staffing Industry Analysts' monthly Pulse survey, which is now open. Firms participating in the survey will receive a copy of the results, which include sector-by-sector and segment-by-segment analyses of industry trend...


Office openings: Q Analysts, Mom Corp.

November 11, 2009

Q Analysts, an information technology staffing firm, announced the opening of a new office in Atlanta. Q Analysts, based in Santa Clara CA, specializes in IT quality assurance and testing as well as business intelligence and data warehousing. Mom Corp., an Atlanta-based staffing firm and job boa...