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Manpower: Think long term about talent

September 27, 2010

Companies must create a long-term workforce strategy that aligns with their business strategy, or they will struggle to find the talent they need to grow, according to a report by Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN).

"In the current economic environment, employers are thinking short term about talent needs,...

Report: Adecco cuts job board spending

September 27, 2010

Reuters reported Friday that Adecco SA cut its spending on paid job boards in the U.S. to $2 million in 2009 from $6 million in 2007. Instead, Adecco is turning toward LinkedIn, according to the article.

Paid job boards generated 65% of candidates placed through AdeccoUSA.com in 2008 but fell to 20%...

PRG wants move to major exchange

September 27, 2010

PRG Group Inc. (OTCBB: PRGJ.PK) announced it plans to move to a major stock exchange in the next 12 to 18 months and is looking as the Nasdaq or Amex, according to an open letter to shareholders from CEO Uma Pandey. The company is now working on the completion of audits to become a fully reporting...

Hudson receives second SEC notice

September 27, 2010

The Hudson Highland Group (NASD: HHGP) reported it received a second "Wells Notice" from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement that it may pursue "unspecified civil money penalty" against the company.

Hudson reported the second notice was received Sept. 23 and is related...

People: CDI, Jacobson, Certes

September 24, 2010

CDI Corp. announced Anna Seal was elected to its board if directors as of Sept. 20. Seal will serve on the audit committee. Seal is presently senior VP and CFO of GlaxoSmithKline's global manufacturing and supply division.

The Jacobson Group promoted Diana Stebbins to national territory manager as...

Congress OKs 'Small Business Jobs Act'

September 24, 2010

The House approved the "Small Business Jobs Act" and the legislation is set to go to the president for his signature on Monday. The bill will make $30 billion available to banks for small business loans and $12 billion in tax cuts, according to reports.

The National Small Business Association lauded...

Unemployed workers rejecting jobs

September 24, 2010

Seventeen percent of unemployed workers received at least one job offer since they became unemployed, but 92% rejected the offer, according to a survey by Personified, a talent consulting arm of CareerBuilder.

The No. 1 reason for rejecting the offer was insufficient pay, according to the survey. Fifty-four...

Canadian workers see earnings rise

September 24, 2010

Average weekly earnings of nonfarm payroll employees in Canada rose by 3.9% to C$855.66 between July 2010 and July 2009 on a seasonally adjusted basis -- the fastest year-over-year increase since February 2008, Statistics Canada reported today.

The accommodation and food services industry posted the...

Jobless claims rise by 12,000

September 23, 2010

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance filed in the week ended Sept. 18 rose by 12,000 from the previous week, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Initial claims for the week ended Sept. 18 totaled 465,000, up 2.7% from the...

Canadian employment insurance numbers fall

September 23, 2010

The number of people receiving employment insurance in Canada fell in July, but initial and renewal claims for employment insurance rose.

Those receiving employment insurance benefits fell to 672,170 in July, down 4.5% from June, Statistics Canada reported today. Compared to the peak in June 2009,...