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Blog: Sandwiches and screening

August 3, 2009

A mayonnaise maker released a study that says sandwich preferences correlate with personality types. Could this spread to employment screening? One employment agency already expressed interest in the sandwich study. Staffing Industry Analysts Senior Research Analysts Noël Calvi writes about this...


General Employment revenue down 30%

August 3, 2009

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB), an Oakbrook Terrace IL-based professional staffing firm, reported revenue fell 30.4% year over year to $2.5 million in its fiscal third quarter ended June 30. The company reported a third-quarter net loss of $2.3 million vs. a net loss of $582,000...


Administaff revenue slips 3.8%

August 3, 2009

Second-quarter revenue fell 3.8% at Administaff Inc. (NYSE: ASF), a Kingwood TX-based professional employer organization, to $404.3 million. The average number of worksite employees paid per month fell 6.5%, but was partially offset by a 2.9% increase in revenue per worksite employee. Gross marg...


U.S. manufacturing posts further improvement

August 3, 2009

The U.S. manufacturing sector contracted in July but at a slower rate than in June, according to the Institute for Supply Management's key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing released today. The index reading for July reached 48.9, the highest reading since August 2008. However, only rea...


General Employment revenue down 30%

August 3, 2009

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB), an Oakbrook Terrace IL-based professional staffing firm, reported revenue fell 30.4% year over year to $2.5 million in its fiscal third quarter ended June 30. The company reported a third-quarter net loss of $2.3 million vs. a net loss of $582,000...


Number of online job ads flat in July

August 3, 2009

The number of U.S. jobs advertised online was relatively flat in July compared with June at approximately 3.3 million, according to The Conference Board's measure of online help-wanted ads released today. Total U.S. jobs advertised online rose by only 700 in July. "Online job demand has held rel...


Administaff revenue slips 3.8%

August 3, 2009

Second-quarter revenue fell 3.8% at Administaff Inc. (NYSE: ASF), a Kingwood TX-based professional employer organization, to $404.3 million. The average number of worksite employees paid per month fell 6.5%, but was partially offset by a 2.9% increase in revenue per worksite employee. Gross margi...


GDP decline beats estimate

July 31, 2009

Real gross domestic product in the U.S. decreased at an annual rate of 1.0% in the second quarter, according to an advanced estimate released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Wall Street Journal reported economists had expected a 1.5% decline. The decrease in real GDP is smaller tha...


Census Bureau meets temp worker deadline

July 31, 2009

The U.S. Census Bureau said today it met its July 1 deadline to fill 2,200 temporary jobs for the 2010 U.S. Census. The bureau said it used $120 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to create the positions. The new jobs will last through the summer of 2010, when the 2010 Censu...


Survey sees demand for multilingual attorneys

July 31, 2009

Demand for attorneys who speak more than one language is growing, according to more than a third of respondents to a poll released this week by Robert Half Legal, the legal staffing division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). The survey's respondents included 300 lawyers from large la...