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U.S. temp payrolls fall by 6,500 in August

September 4, 2009

Temporary help payrolls fell by 6,500 jobs in August to approximately 1.7 million, a smaller decrease than the 7,600 temporary jobs lost in July, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The temporary help penetration rate edged...


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...


Economic index continues climb

September 4, 2009

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index measuring the U.S. economy continued to increase, according to its most recent reading released today. "With [weekly leading index] growth rising to a new 38-year high, U.S. economic growth is poised for a stronger snap-back than most...


U.S. temp payrolls fall by 6,500 in August

September 4, 2009

Temporary help payrolls fell by 6,500 jobs in August to approximately 1.7 million, a smaller decrease than the 7,600 temporary jobs lost in July, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The temporary help penetration rate edged...


Economic index continues climb

September 4, 2009

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index measuring the U.S. economy continued to increase, according to its most recent reading released today. "With [weekly leading index] growth rising to a new 38-year high, U.S. economic growth is poised for a stronger snap-back than most...


No Daily News Monday

September 4, 2009

The Contingent Workforce Strategies Daily News will not be published Monday, Sept. 7, because of the Labor Day holiday. Look for your next issue on Tuesday, Sept. 8.


No Daily News Monday

September 4, 2009

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published Monday, Sept. 7, because of the Labor Day holiday. Look for your next issue on Tuesday, Sept. 8.


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...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

September 4, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts: BRIEFING - Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis * SISI up 7.1% for the month, 14 gainers, 6 decliners * Manpower and Kforce reach 52wk highs * Earnings beats driven by cost-cutting


Union cites classification in FedEx letter

September 3, 2009

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters urged FedEx Corp. shareholders to call for an independent chairman citing the issue of classifying some drivers as independent contractors instead of employees. In its letter, the union said the current arrangement of founder Frederick Smith serving as...