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Commerce Department raises GDP estimate

February 26, 2010

The U.S. Department of Commerce today released an increased estimate of fourth-quarter 2009 growth in real gross domestic product to 5.9%. An earlier estimate had put fourth-quarter GDP growth at 5.7%. GDP had grown by only 2.2% in the third quarter of 2009. It had fallen 0.7% in the second quar...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

February 26, 2010

The latest research for Staffing Industry Analysts corporate members includes: a listing of the staffing industry's most-frequent acquirers, discussion on the impact of state unemployment tax hikes and a panel commentary on Manpower Inc.'s (NYSE: MAN) acquisition of Comsys It Partners Inc. (NASD...


People: Manpower, LocumTenens.com, Boyden

February 26, 2010

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) board member J. Thomas Bouchard will retire from the board effective at the close of the company's 2010 annual meeting, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. LocumTenens.com promoted Lisa Kaeck to executive VP. Kaeck is a founding partn...


Annual staffing trends survey

February 26, 2010

The annual survey of staffing firms by Staffing Industry Analysts is still open. Participants will be entered into a raffle for prizes valued at $4,000 and will receive immediate access to a valuable report on increasing staffing buyer satisfaction. To go to the survey, please click here.


Research: State unemployment taxes

February 25, 2010

State unemployment taxes are rising but by where and how much? A new Insight available to Staffing Industry Analysts' corporate members looks into the question. It includes a spreadsheet with trend data on state unemployment taxes. INSIGHT - SUTA and FUTA: Higher unemployment taxes hitting staff...


Jobless claims rise by 22,000

February 25, 2010

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended Feb. 20 rose by 22,000, or 4.6%, to 496,000 from the previous week's revised number of 474,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. CNNMoney reported that recent snow storms in the Northeast that put some p...


Annual staffing trends survey ongoing

February 25, 2010

The annual survey of staffing firms by Staffing Industry Analysts is still open. Participants will be entered into a raffle for prizes valued at $4,000 and will receive immediate access to a valuable report. To go to the survey, please click here.


Global staffing revenue fell 1% in 2008

February 25, 2010

Global revenue of private employment agencies fell by 1% to euro232 billion (US$327.01 billion) in 2008, according to the 2010 annual economic report released today by the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett). The U.S., Japan and the United Kingdom together represen...


Report: Belcan CEO dies

February 25, 2010

The chairman and CEO of Belcan Corp, Ralph Anderson, 86, died Feb. 13, the Business Courier of Cincinnati reported. Anderson founded Cincinnati-based Belcan in 1958. The company has revenue of $500 million and 60 offices, according to its Web site. Belcan, which provides engineering and informat...


Analysts revenue falls 53%, margins rise

February 25, 2010

Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANLY) reported fourth-quarter revenue fell 53.2% on a year-over-year basis, but gross margin improved. The Minneapolis-based information technology services and staffing firm posted fourth-quarter revenue of $26.6 million compared with revenue of $56.8 million...