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Monster index slips three points in July

August 5, 2010

The Monster Worldwide Inc. employment index of online job demand fell three points in July after five consecutive months of increases. However, July's index reading of 138 is still 24 points above the July 2009 reading of 114.

"The Monster employment index monthly contraction in July was in line with...

Eliassen Group names CEO, COO

August 4, 2010

Eliassen Group named Dave MacKeen its new CEO and promoted Mike McBrierty to chief operating officer of the company's technology staffing division effective immediately.

Former CEO Ken Dreyer is taking on the role of executive vice chairman of the board of directors.

New CEO MacKeen formerly served...

Hudson revenue rises 12%

August 4, 2010

Hudson Highland Group Inc.'s (NASD: HHGP) second-quarter revenue rose 12.1% to $195.0 million from $173.8 million in the second quarter of last year.

Second-quarter Americas revenue fell 5.4% year-over-year to $40.8 million at the New York-based professional staffing firm. However, Hudson Europe revenue...

Blog: What do staffing firms hate the most?

August 4, 2010

What do staffing firms say is the biggest drag on the industry? Staffing Industry Analysts VP of Research Jon Osborne writes on this topic in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

ADP estimate: U.S. adds 42,000 jobs

August 4, 2010

The U.S. added an estimated 42,000 private sector jobs in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s (NYSE: ADP) monthly employment report released today.

Employment in the service sector rose by an estimated 63,000 in July, but that was offset by a decline of...

Diversity and retained search lists out

August 4, 2010

The 2010 list of diversity staffing firms and 2010 list of largest providers of retained search are now available to corporate members of Staffing Industry Analysts.

INSIGHT - 2010 list of diversity staffing firms
*149 firms on this year's list of diversity staffing firms
*Of those, 13 had revenue...

Kforce revenue up 9% with tech boost

August 4, 2010

Second-quarter revenue rose 8.9% year-over-year at Kforce Inc. to $246.1 million with the technology segment leading the way.

Technology revenue at the Tampa FL-based professional staffing firm rose 18.2% to $134.1 million in the second quarter from $113.5 million in the year-ago quarter.

Kforce also...

Service sector activity quickens in July

August 4, 2010

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector expanded at a faster rate in July than in June, according to the Institute for Supply Management's nonmanufacturing index.

The index rose to a reading of 54.3 in July from 53.8 in June. Readings of more than 50 generally indicate expansion.

Reuters reported...

TEKsystems: 29% to hire more IT temps

August 3, 2010

A survey by TEKsystems found that 29% of companies plan to increase their IT hiring in the third quarter compared with 29% who said the same in the second quarter.

The survey also found that 59% of IT leaders say project needs will increase in the next six months.

The survey also reported increased...

People: Manpower, SFN, TriNet, Anteo

August 3, 2010

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) appointed Libby Sartain to its board of directors. Sartain formerly served as chief human resources officer at Yahoo Inc. and at Southwest Airlines. Presently, Sartain is an independent business advisor and also serves on the board of Peet's Coffee & Tea Inc.

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