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Survey: 53% of employers plan to hire

August 25, 2009

Fifty-three percent of employers plan to hire full-time employees in the next 12 months, and 40% plan to hire contract, temporary or project professionals, according to a survey released today by CareerBuilder.com and Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). The survey also found that 47% of...


Radia names global president

August 25, 2009

Radia Holdings Inc., a Tokyo-based provider of staffing and other services, named Richard Piske III as global president of its nontechnical staffing operations in the U.S., Asia and Europe. Piske has more than 30 years of experience in the staffing industry. He previously served as president of...


Consumer confidence improves in August

August 25, 2009

Consumer confidence rebounded in August, according to The Conference Board's consumer confidence index released today. The index rose to a level of 54.1 in August (1985=100) from 47.4 in July. "Consumer confidence, which had posted back-to-back monthly declines, appears to be back on the mend,"...


Pomeroy staffing revenue falls, margin up

August 25, 2009

Second-quarter technical staffing revenue at Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc. (NASD: PMRY) fell 76.9% year over year to $7.3 million, but its staffing gross margin rose, the company reported today. Pomeroy said it declined to renew a contract with a major staffing customer in June 2008 because it woul...


Delta first-half revenue up 22%

August 24, 2009

The Delta Companies, a privately held Dallas-based staffing firm, announced its revenue rose 22% in the first half of 2009 compared with the first half of 2008 with a growing healthcare staffing business. The firm also reported it's phasing out its Liquid Medical Recruiting division, which place...


Pomeroy agrees to settle shareholder suit

August 24, 2009

Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc. (NASD: PMRY) agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by shareholder Kenneth Hanninen to prevent the company from being acquired by founder David Pomeroy II, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The suit had claimed Pomeroy's board breached it...


Pomeroy agrees to settle shareholder suit

August 24, 2009

Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc. (NASD: PMRY) agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by shareholder Kenneth Hanninen to prevent the company from being acquired by founder David Pomeroy II, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The suit had claimed Pomeroy's board breached it...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

August 24, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts: INSIGHT - Gross margin trends update *Good news: margins bottoming sequentially *But customers squeezing bill rates *Direct hire revenue sorely missed  INSIGHT - Healthcare staffing growth update *Q3 will be even worse than Q2, but sh...


Delta first-half revenue up 22%

August 24, 2009

The Delta Companies, a privately held Dallas-based staffing firm, announced its revenue rose 22% in the first half of 2009 compared with the first half of 2008 with a growing healthcare staffing business. The firm also reported it's phasing out its Liquid Medical Recruiting division, which place...


Changing the image of our industry

August 24, 2009

The question of what can be done to change the temporary staffing industry's image is raised by Noël Calvi, senior research analysts at Staffing Industry Analysts, in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.