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Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

July 9, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts: INSIGHT - 2009 fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms *Criteria for list: Had to average 25%+ growth over last 4 yrs *52 companies make list, down from 65 last year *Common denominator: Firms selling IT prominent in list *For your conve...


Jobless claims fall 8.4% in holiday week

July 9, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 8.4% to 565,000 in the week ended July 4 from the previous week's revised number of 617,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 1.6% to 606,000 from the previous week's revised a...


New York refunding illegal employment fees

July 9, 2009

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs announced last week it received $40,000 in restitution from employment agencies that charged illegal fees. The department is reaching out to city residents who paid the illegal fees and may be eligible for a refund of as much as $100. The restituti...


Pulse of the Staffing Industry

July 9, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts recently opened its current Staffing Industry Monthly Pulse Survey, a brief questionnaire intended to provide real-time information on U.S. staffing revenue growth trends, by segment and by industry.  The deadline to participate is 10 a.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, Jul...


Jobless claims fall 8.4% in holiday week

July 9, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 8.4% to 565,000 in the week ended July 4 from the previous week's revised number of 617,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 1.6% to 606,000 from the previous week's revised...


CEO confidence gains in second quarter

July 8, 2009

The Conference Board's measure of CEO confidence rose to a reading of 55 in the second quarter from 30 in the first quarter -- readings of more than 50 reflect more positive responses than negative responses. Almost 55% of CEOs expect economic conditions to improve in the next six months. And 32%...


Survey: Executives still open to new jobs

July 8, 2009

Despite the recession, 75% of currently employed executives are likely or very likely to consider a new job opportunity, according to the 2009 BlueSteps executive mobility survey released today by the Association of Executive Search Consultants. "Poor company values" was cited as the most import...


CEO confidence gains in second quarter

July 8, 2009

The Conference Board's measure of CEO confidence rose to a reading of 55 in the second quarter from 30 in the first quarter-- readings of more than 50 reflect more positive responses than negative responses. Almost 55% of CEOs expect economic conditions to improve in the next six months. And 32%...


Administration backs federal E-Verify rule

July 8, 2009

The Obama Administration supports a rule requiring federal contractors to use the E-Verify system to check employees, Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security announced today. The government also announced plans to rescind a proposed Social Security "no-match" rule. The...


Poor-performing workers lose in recession

July 8, 2009

Sixty-three percent of companies are using the recession as an opportunity to replace poor-performing employees, according to a survey released Tuesday by Veritude, a Boston-based staffing firm. The survey questioned human resources and procurement professionals at companies with at least 2,000...