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Employment trends index slips

September 8, 2009

The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index fell 0.1% in August from its revised July number. It now stands at 88.1, and is down 18.5% from a year ago. "The flatness of the employment trends index in recent months suggests that we won't see job growth until the end of the year," said Gad...


Impellam's U.S. revenue falls 26%

September 8, 2009

Impellam Group PLC, a United Kingdom-based staffing firm, reported this week its U.S. staffing revenue for the first six months of 2009 fell 26.4% year over year in U.S. dollars. Total U.S. was GBP85.2 million (US$140.7 million). Revenue for the entire company in the first half of 2009 was GBP50...


Manpower survey: Hiring expectations decline

September 8, 2009

U.S. employers plan to cut back on hiring in the fourth quarter compared with the third quarter and the same period a year ago, according to the employment outlook survey released today by Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN). The survey questioned more than 72,000 employers around the world, including mo...


Employment trends index slips

September 8, 2009

The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index fell 0.1% in August from its revised July number. It now stands at 88.1, and is down 18.5% from a year ago. "The flatness of the employment trends index in recent months suggests that we won't see job growth until the end of the year," said Gad...


People: Analysts, Jackson & Coker, SkillStorm

September 8, 2009

Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANLY) named James Anderson as its senior VP of client services operations. Anderson most recently served as a partner with Element Consulting Group. Jackson & Coker, an Atlanta-based physician recruitment firm, appointed David Booher as VP of its emergency med...


People: Analysts, Jackson & Coker, SkillStorm

September 8, 2009

Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANLY) named James Anderson as its senior VP of client services operations. Anderson most recently served as a partner with Element Consulting Group. Jackson & Coker, an Atlanta-based physician recruitment firm, appointed David Booher as VP of its emergency med...


Report: Employers to hire more than they cut

September 4, 2009

Manufacturing and service-sector industries plan to add more staff than they cut in September, but hiring will be at a slower pace than the same period a year ago, according to the leading indicators of national employment report released by the Society for Human Resource Management. A survey f...


Index: Employee confidence highest since 2007

September 4, 2009

Spherion Corp.'s (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index rose to a reading of 49.9 in August, its highest level since December 2007. The reading is up 3.2 points from July. The index's survey found that 24% of U.S. workers believed the economy was getting stronger in August, up eight percentage po...


Canada adds 27,100 jobs in August

September 4, 2009

Canada gained 27,100 jobs in August bringing the total employment number to approximately 16.8 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The increase came from part-time jobs, of which the country added 30,600. The number of full-time jobs fell by 3,5...


Report: Employers to hire more than they cut

September 4, 2009

Manufacturing and service-sector industries plan to add more staff than they cut in September, but hiring will be at a slower pace than the same period a year ago, according to the leading indicators of national employment report released by the Society for Human Resource Management. A survey fo...