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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.

SourceRight Solutions,...

Blog: What is par for the course?

August 3, 2010

How does your staffing firm compare to the competition? The biannual Staffing Industry Benchmarking Consortium survey can show how your firm compares with other staffing firms. Staffing Industry Analysts' Senior Research Analyst Noël Calvi writes on the consortium in The Contingent Blog. For the full...

Canadian and outplacement lists now online

August 3, 2010

The 2010 list of largest Canadian staffing firms and the 2010 list of largest U.S. outplacement firms are now available to Staffing Industry Analysts corporate members.

INSIGHT - 2010 list of largest Canadian staffing firms
*22 firms break C$50 million barrier in 2009, combined revenue over C$3.4 billion...

Nelson revenue jumps, opening new offices

August 3, 2010

The Nelson Family of Companies announced second-quarter revenue rose 72% from the year-ago quarter and that the company is opening new offices in the U.K. and India.

Nelson's U.K. and India offices, which will be for its WorkforceLogic division, will open by the end of this month.

The Sonoma CA-based...

Online jobs rise by 139,200

August 2, 2010

The number of online job ads rose by 139,200 in July for a total of 4.29 million, according to the online jobs report by The Conference Board.

"After rising sharply in December and January, online job demand for the nation as a whole has settled into a more modest pattern over the last six months,...