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Elwood acquires regional staffing firm

August 27, 2009

Elwood Staffing Services Inc. announced it acquired the assets of Time Services Inc., a Fort Wayne IN-based staffing firm with five branches. Time Services Inc. provides light industrial, administrative and professional staffing. Terms of the deal were not announced. The acquisition gives Elwood...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

August 27, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts: BRIEFING - Temporary staffing bill rate trends *Industrial bill rates see notable decline *Technical/professional rates stabilizing *Unemployment trends appear to be driver


Blog: VMS and diversity

August 27, 2009

Some vendor management systems are accommodating staffing buyers' need to source from a diverse population. Staffing Industry Analysts' Senior Research Associate Sona Sharma writes about the trend in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here. http://www.staffingindustry.com/ME2/dirmod.a...


Weekly jobless claims fall by 10,000

August 27, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 10,000, or 1.7%, to 570,000 in the week ended Aug. 22 from the previous week's revised number of 580,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 0.8% to 566,250 from the previou...


Elwood acquires regional staffing firm

August 27, 2009

Elwood Staffing Services Inc. announced it acquired the assets of Time Services Inc., a Fort Wayne IN-based staffing firm with five branches. Time Services Inc. provides light industrial, administrative and professional staffing. Terms of the deal were not announced. The acquisition gives Elwood...


Survey: Large firms plan fewer IT cuts

August 27, 2009

Fewer large companies plan to cut information technology staff in the next six months, according to the CDW IT monitor survey released today by CDW, a seller of computer products and services. Ten percent of large companies said they may cut IT staff in the next six months, down from 17% who sai...


Survey: Large firms plan fewer IT cuts

August 27, 2009

Fewer large companies plan to cut information technology staff in the next six months, according to the CDW IT monitor survey released today by CDW, a seller of computer products and services. Ten percent of large companies said they may cut IT staff in the next six months, down from 17% who sai...


GDP's estimated decline holds at 1%

August 27, 2009

Real gross domestic product in the U.S. decreased at 1.0% in the second quarter, according to a second estimate released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The second estimate was unchanged from the advance estimate released last month. Both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg reported...


GDP's estimated decline holds at 1%

August 27, 2009

Real gross domestic product in the U.S. decreased at 1.0% in the second quarter, according to a second estimate released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The second estimate was unchanged from the advance estimate released last month. Both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg reported...


Weekly jobless claims fall by 10,000

August 27, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 10,000, or 1.7%, to 570,000 in the week ended Aug. 22 from the previous week's revised number of 580,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 0.8% to 566,250 from the previou...