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IT temp sales bouncing back?

July 15, 2009

Preliminary results of the latest Staffing Industry Monthly Pulse Survey indicate that staffing firms specializing in selling information technology skills are by far the most likely to have reported an improvement in sales trends in June versus May. Among more than 50 such firms reporting so far...


Employers struggling with ill-prepared workforce

July 15, 2009

U.S. employers continue to struggle with an ill-prepared workforce with new hires lacking important basic and applied skills, according to a new report. Almost half of 217 employers surveyed reported they have to provide readiness training for new hires and the majority rate their programs as onl...


Survey: 46% of IT outfits to cut headcount

July 14, 2009

Almost half (46%) of all information technology organizations plan to cut headcount this year, according to a survey of 200 IT executives released on Monday by Computer Economics, an Irvine CA-based IT metrics and advisory firm. Twenty-seven percent of IT executives plan to add staff this year,...


Volt names president of new division

July 14, 2009

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE: VOL) announced Larry Kaylor will serve as president of a new division -- Volt Consulting Managed Services Programs. The division will be comprised of managed services programs previously provided through its Volt Workforce Solutions staffing division and Proc...


Survey: 46% of IT outfits to cut headcount

July 14, 2009

Almost half (46%) of all information technology organizations plan to cut headcount this year, according to a survey of 200 IT executives released on Monday by Computer Economics, an Irvine CA-based IT metrics and advisory firm. Twenty-seven percent of IT executives plan to add staff this year, a...


Ex-staffing firm operator gets five years

July 14, 2009

A former employment agency operator was sentenced to five years in federal prison on charges of conspiring to harbor illegal aliens, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia reported. Laing Yang, 37, of Duluth GA operated an employment agency that provided illegal workers t...


Ex-staffing firm operator gets five years

July 14, 2009

A former employment agency operator was sentenced to five years in federal prison on charges of conspiring to harbor illegal aliens, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia reported. Laing Yang, 37, of Duluth GA operated an employment agency that provided illegal workers...


Volt names president of new division

July 14, 2009

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE: VOL) announced Larry Kaylor will serve as president of a new division -- Volt Consulting Managed Services Programs. The division will be comprised of managed services programs previously provided through its Volt Workforce Solutions staffing division and Pro...


Quiet M&A boom or business as usual?

July 14, 2009

People have been asking how many staffing firms have been going out of business as of late. Staffing Industry Analysts Director of Research and Analysis Jon Osborne discusses the new Pulse survey which sheds some light on the subject in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


I wanted a V-shaped recovery but all I got was this lousy T-shirt

July 13, 2009

The June jobs data was consistent with an economic recovery that will be choppy and slow. Staffing Industry Analysts Senior Research Analyst Tony Gregoire writes more on this in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.