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Contract watch - STG, CentralCare, Modis

June 4, 2009

STG International Inc. and CentralCare Inc. landed a nurse contract with the U.S. Department of Defense. Modis Inc. was chosen as a preferred vendor to the state of New York/Office of the Attorney General. STG, an Alexandria VA-based staffing and human resources services firm, and CentralCare, a...


E-Verify federal contractor rule delayed again

June 4, 2009

A rule requiring federal contractors to use e-Verify to check on employees was delayed for a third time, the Society for Human Resource Management announced this week. The date the rule takes effect is now Sept. 8 instead of June 30. E-Verify is a federally operated Web-based service for employ...


Jobless claims fall 0.6%

June 4, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 0.6% to 621,000 in the week ended May 30 from the previous week's revised number of 625,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims rose 0.6% to 631,250 from the previous week's revised a...


Monster index slips two points in May

June 4, 2009

The Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW) employment index fell two points in May from the previous month to a reading of 118. Year-over-year, the index is down 48 points. "Although the Monster Employment Index experienced a mild decline in May, there are emerging signs of stability in the hiring ma...


E-Verify federal contractor rule delayed again

June 4, 2009

A rule requiring federal contractors to use e-Verify to check on employees was delayed for a third time, the Society for Human Resource Management announced this week. The date the rule takes effect is now Sept. 8 instead of June 30. E-Verify is a federally operated Web-based service for employer...


Monster index slips two points in May

June 4, 2009

The Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW) employment index fell two points in May from the previous month to a reading of 118. Year-over-year, the index is down 48 points. "Although the Monster Employment Index experienced a mild decline in May, there are emerging signs of stability in the hiring...


Jobless claims fall 0.6%

June 4, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 0.6% to 621,000 in the week ended May 30 from the previous week's revised number of 625,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims rose 0.6% to 631,250 from the previous week's revised...


Contract watch - STG, CentralCare, Modis

June 4, 2009

STG International Inc. and CentralCare Inc. landed a nurse contract with the U.S. Department of Defense. Modis Inc. was chosen as a preferred vendor to the state of New York/Office of the Attorney General. STG, an Alexandria VA-based staffing and human resources services firm, and CentralCare,...


RCN hit with independent contractor suit

June 3, 2009

A Massachusetts worker sued RCN Corp., a Herndon VA-based cable TV firm with operations in several states, claiming he was improperly classified as an independent contractor. The complaint was filed this week as a class action in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts to include all such workers in...


New Orleans posts lowest jobless rate

June 3, 2009

The New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area in Louisiana recorded the lowest jobless rate in April, 5.3%, among metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This was the third month in a row New Orleans posted the lowest unemployment rat...