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Employment trends index slips again

March 9, 2009

The Conference Board's employment trends index dropped 3.2% to a reading of 91.0 in February from its revised January reading of 94.0. The index is also down 21.7% from a year ago. "Over the past year, the employment trends index has declined faster than at any other time in its 35-year history...


People - FiveTen, Analysts, Kforce

March 9, 2009

The FiveTen Group, Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANLY) and Kforce Inc. (NASD: KFRC) announced personnel changes. The FiveTen Group, a London-based staffing firm, appointed John Rose as its new chief executive. Rose previously served as chief executive of Kellan Group PLC, whose operations...


Bill could hurt Ontario staffing firms

March 9, 2009

Legislation to amend Ontario's employment standards act, Bill 139, may hurt staffing firms, according to the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services. "We believe that most of the proposed amendments in the bill are very positive and constructive," Mary McIninch, directo...


City forms own temp pools

March 9, 2009

The city of Garland TX formed its own temporary worker pools to save on money it pays to staffing agencies, The Dallas Morning News newspaper reported. The city has two temporary worker pools — one made up of retired city employees and the other of city residents, the paper said. Garland benefits...


SThree reports demand down

March 6, 2009

SThree PLC, a London-based staffing firm, said today demand for its service fell in its fiscal first quarter that ended March 1. The company reported a 9.8% year-over-year decline in active contractors to 5,036. In addition, the number of permanent placements made in the quarter fell 24.5% year-o...


Robert Walters revenue rises 5.5%

March 6, 2009

Robert Walters PLC, a London-based professional staffing firm, reported a 5.5% increase in full-year 2008 revenue to GBP337.3 million (US$488.4 million). "Whilst the effects of the financial crisis were largely confined to the world's major financial centers during the first half of 2008, the e...


Index - Worker confidence lowest since 1967

March 6, 2009

Spherion Corp.'s (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index fell to a reading of 40.1 in February, its lowest level since 1967. January's reading was 42.7. The index's survey found that only 6% of workers believe the economy is getting stronger, down from 7% in January. In addition, 79% of U.S. work...


Services hiring to slow, manufacturers cutting

March 6, 2009

U.S. service-sector employers plan to add jobs at a much slower pace in March than a year ago while manufacturers plan to cut more jobs than they add, according to the leading indicators of national employment report from the Society for Human Resource Management. The report's survey found that...


Services hiring to slow, manufacturers cutting

March 6, 2009

U.S. service-sector employers plan to add jobs at a much slower pace in March than a year ago while manufacturers plan to cut more jobs than they add, according to the leading indicators of national employment report from the Society for Human Resource Management. The report's survey found that 2...


Index - Worker confidence lowest since 1967

March 6, 2009

Spherion Corp.'s (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index fell to a reading of 40.1 in February, its lowest level since 1967. January's reading was 42.7. The index's survey found that only 6% of workers believe the economy is getting stronger, down from 7% in January. In addition, 79% of U.S. worker...