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Employment trends index up for ninth month

June 7, 2010

The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index rose to a reading of 95.7 in May, its ninth consecutive monthly increase. April's revised reading was 95.2. "The ongoing growth in the employment trends index suggests that the disappointing uptick in payroll employment in May could just be a o...

Canada adds 24,700 jobs in May

June 4, 2010

Canada added approximately 24,700 jobs in May, bringing total employment to almost 17.1 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. May's unemployment rate was unchanged from the prior month at 8.1%. Canada gained approximately 67,300 full-time jobs, bu...

More temps, but Census fuels job numbers

June 4, 2010

U.S. temporary help payrolls rose by 31,000 in May while total nonfarm payrolls rose by 431,000 jobs with a boost from U.S. Census hiring, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The U.S. unemployment rate edged down to 9.7% in May from 9.9...

AIM Consulting Group announces merger

June 4, 2010

AIM Consulting Group, a provider of information technology staffing and solutions, announced a merger with Sage IT Services. Sage, a Bellevue WA-based IT staffing and solutions firm, will operate under the AIM Consulting Group brand. The deal closed on June 2; terms of the transaction were not a...

RCM Technologies rejects offer from CDI

June 4, 2010

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD: RCMT) rejected a bid to be acquired by CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI). The company reported its board of directors "has determined that it would not be in the best interests of the company to pursue the transaction as presently structured by CDI Corp." RCM's announcement Thur...

Contract watch: AMN Healthcare Services

June 4, 2010

NACHC is a nonprofit organization that represents a network of more than 1,200 federally qualified health centers in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. The association first signed a locum tenens preferred partnership agreement with...

Index: Economic growth slowing

June 4, 2010

Economic growth is slowing, according to the Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index of the U.S. economy. "With a 28-point plunge in [weekly leading index] growth since October we're clearly seeing a downturn in forward-looking data that has inevitably been followed by a slowdow...

ADP report: U.S. gains 55,000 jobs in May

June 3, 2010

The U.S. added an estimated 55,000 nonfarm, private sector jobs in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s (NYSE: ADP) monthly employment report released today. In addition, the report revised its estimate of jobs gained in April to an increase of 65,000...

General Employment buys staffing operation

June 3, 2010

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB) acquired assets of staffing provider On-Site Service Inc. Under the deal, General Employment will issue shares with a value equal to $600,000. In addition, there is a potential earn-out in the deal for $1.02 million more. On-Site had annual revenue...

Blog: Temp training

June 3, 2010

Roughly a year ago, in May 2009, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration over the death of a temporary worker. For the full blog, click here.