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September 10, 2010

A report on the latest U.S. economic trends and an update on growth in the marketing/creative staffing segment are among the latest research available to corporate members of Staffing Industry Analysts.

INSIGHT - September Update: U.S. Economic Indicators & Projections
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Pulse survey opens

September 9, 2010

Check your staffing firm's pulse by completing Staffing Industry Analysts' monthly pulse survey. Respondents receive a 30-page report to help benchmark their firm. Participation is confidential and free.

Please complete the online survey by September 23. To go to the survey, click here.

Beige Book: Temp demand on 'upward trend'

September 9, 2010

Demand for temporary staffing "remained on an upward trend" from mid-July through the end of August, according to the Federal Reserve Beige Book report released Wednesday.

Federal Reserve Districts in Boston, Philadelphia, Richmond VA and Minneapolis noted increases in temporary staffing. However,...

Contract watch: Cirrus Allied, PeopleScout

September 9, 2010

Cirrus Allied announced it will be the exclusive source of allied health and therapy contractors for North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. It will provide the personnel on a travel and per diem basis. North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System operates 15 hospitals in the New York and Long...

Finance/accounting hiring to edge up in Q4

September 9, 2010

Finance/accounting hiring will edge up in the fourth quarter, according to the Robert Half financial hiring index released today by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).

The index's survey of CFOs found that 8% plan to hire full-time accounting and finance employees during the fourth quarter...

Korn/Ferry revenue rises 50%

September 9, 2010

Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) reported today that fee revenue rose to $175.1 million in its fiscal first quarter ended July 31, up 49.9% from the year-ago quarter. On a constant currency basis, fee revenue rose 51%.

North America fee revenue, which does not include Futurestep, rose 62.7%...

Jobless claims drop by 27,000

September 9, 2010

U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 27,000 to 451,000 in the week ended Sept. 4, a decline of 5.7% from the previous week, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The number of initial claims for the previous week -- ended Aug. 28...

Salary offers shrink 1% for college grads

September 9, 2010

The average starting salary offer to the college class of 2010 fell approximately 1%, according to results from the National Association of Colleges and Employers' fall 2010 salary survey released today.

For class of 2010 graduates with bachelor's degrees, the average starting salary offer is $48,288,...

Medrec acquires Complete Medical Staffing

September 8, 2010

Medrec Inc., a San Antonio-based healthcare staffing firm, acquired Complete Medical Staffing and California Medical Staffing, two firms who shared the same management.

CMS President Michael Jordan will join Medrec as director of nursing and nationwide travel, to grow the nursing business as well as...

Premier Alliance buys Q5Group

September 8, 2010

Premier Alliance Group Inc. (OTCBB: PIMO.OB) announced it acquired San Diego-based Q5Group Inc.

Q5Group's services include finance and accounting staffing, according to its Web site.

The deal closed Aug. 31, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Premier Alliance will...