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Weekly jobless claims rise

August 20, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance rose 2.7% to 576,000 in the week ended Aug. 15 from the previous week's revised number of 561,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims rose 0.8% to 570,000 from the previous week's revise...


Weekly jobless claims rise

August 20, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance rose 2.7% to 576,000 in the week ended Aug. 15 from the previous week's revised number of 561,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims rose 0.8% to 570,000 from the previous week's revise...


U.S. leading index edges up 0.6%

August 20, 2009

The Conference Board's U.S. leading index of economic indicators released today rose 0.6% in July. The index now stands at 101.6 (2004 = 100).


Accountabilities revenue falls 15%

August 20, 2009

Accountabilities Inc. (OTCBB: ACBT.OB), a Manalapan NJ-based staffing firm, reported revenue fell 15.3% to $12.9 million in its fiscal third quarter ended June 30 compared with the year-ago period, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Gross margin narrowed to 1...


Oasis buys National HR Advantage

August 20, 2009

Oasis Outsourcing Holdings Inc. acquired National HR Advantage Inc., a Palm Beach Gardens FL-based firm that provides professional employer organization and other services to small- and mid-size employers. Terms of the deal were not announced. National HR Advantage's primary office in Palm Beach...


Poll: 48% expect recovery in first half of 2010

August 19, 2009

Almost half, 48%, of executives expect the economy to rebound in the first half of 2010, according to a poll by BlueSteps.com, an online career site operated by the Association of Executive Search Consultants. Another 25% said they believe the economy will recover in the second half of 2009. And...


More employers check social networking sites

August 19, 2009

Forty-five percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates, up from 22% when asked last year, according to a survey released today by CareerBuilder.com. Of employers who use social networking sites to find candidates or do background checks, 29% use Facebook, 26% use...


Resources Connection names president and COO

August 19, 2009

Resources Connection Inc., an Irvine CA-based finance and accounting staffing and services firm, announced today Anthony Cherbak will serve as president and chief operating officer. Cherbak had served as executive VP of operations at Resources Connection beginning in 2005 and took on the duties...


Only two states netted fourth-quarter gains

August 19, 2009

Only two states gained more private-sector jobs than they lost in the fourth quarter of 2008 -- Louisiana and North Dakota, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And only two industries gained more jobs than they lost in the fourth quarter -- utilities and e...


More employers check social networking sites

August 19, 2009

Forty-five percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates, up from 22% when asked last year, according to a survey released today by CareerBuilder.com. Of employers who use social networking sites to find candidates or do background checks, 29% use Facebook, 26% use...