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GDP's estimated decline holds at 1%

August 27, 2009

Real gross domestic product in the U.S. decreased at 1.0% in the second quarter, according to a second estimate released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The second estimate was unchanged from the advance estimate released last month. Both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg reported...


GDP's estimated decline holds at 1%

August 27, 2009

Real gross domestic product in the U.S. decreased at 1.0% in the second quarter, according to a second estimate released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The second estimate was unchanged from the advance estimate released last month. Both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg reported...


Weekly jobless claims fall by 10,000

August 27, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 10,000, or 1.7%, to 570,000 in the week ended Aug. 22 from the previous week's revised number of 580,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 0.8% to 566,250 from the previou...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

August 26, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts: INSIGHT - PEO staffing growth update *PEOs seeing comparatively modest decline *Big PEOs project continued contraction in 3Q *Resetting pricing to reflect influx of COBRA participants  INSIGHT - Locum tenens growth update *Radiology,...


People: Pasona; Winter, Wyman

August 26, 2009

The Pasona Group Inc., a Tokyo-based staffing firm, announced that Heizo Takenaka was appointed chairman at the company's annual shareholder meeting today. The company also announced that Kouichi Morimoto was newly appointed to the board. The Winter, Wyman Companies, a Waltham MA-based staffing...


Hudson's European division CEO leaving

August 26, 2009

The president and CEO of the Hudson Highland Group Inc.'s (NASD: HHGP) European division is leaving, the company announced today. Hudson Chairman and CEO Jon Chait will oversee the European operations on an interim basis. Christine Raynaud, president and CEO of Hudson/Europe, joined the company...


Blog: Marketing in a bad economy

August 26, 2009

What's in your marketing mix? Hinda Chalew, head of marketing and interactive services at Staffing Industry Analysts, discusses putting together a marketing mix in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


Staffing index rises

August 26, 2009

The American Staffing Association's index measuring changes in temporary employment rose to a monthly reading of 75 in August from 71 in July. The index has risen for six consecutive weeks since the July 4 holiday, the first time it has risen for six weeks in a row since the fall of 2007. The in...


Hudson's European division CEO leaving

August 26, 2009

The president and CEO of the Hudson Highland Group Inc.'s (NASD: HHGP) European division is leaving, the company announced today. Hudson Chairman and CEO Jon Chait will oversee the European operations on an interim basis. Christine Raynaud, president and CEO of Hudson/Europe, joined the company...


People: Pasona; Winter, Wyman

August 26, 2009

The Pasona Group Inc., a Tokyo-based staffing firm, announced that Heizo Takenaka was appointed chairman at the company's annual shareholder meeting today. The company also announced that Kouichi Morimoto was newly appointed to the board. The Winter, Wyman Companies, a Waltham MA-based staffing...