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Office and admin workers' wage rises 1.3%

April 15, 2010

The median weekly wage for office and administrative support workers in the first quarter reached $619, up 1.3% from the first quarter of 2009, according to wage data released today from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

For transportation and material moving occupations, the first-quarter median...

CDC Global Services names CEO

April 15, 2010

CDC Global Services, a provider of information technology solutions and staffing, named Chung Kiu Wong as CEO.

Wong takes over from Peter Yip, who will continue to serve as CEO of CDC Corp., the parent company of CDC Global Services.

Wong most recently served as managing principal of Hong Kong-based...

Research: Placing contractors brings in $1.63 billion

April 15, 2010

Revenue from independent contractor placement services totaled $1.63 billion, according to the 2007 Economic Census. A Citation from Staffing Industry Analysts available to corporate members refers readers to more information on independent contractor placement from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2007 Economic...

Beige Book: Temp firms cite hiring

April 15, 2010

Labor markets remain weak, but some hiring activity took place -- particularly for temporary staff, according to the Federal Reserve Beige Book report released Wednesday.

Federal Reserve districts in Cleveland, Richmond VA, Atlanta and Chicago reported strong demand for temporary workers, according...

Weekly jobless claims rise by 24,000

April 15, 2010

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended April 10 rose by 24,000, or 5.2%, to 484,000 from the previous week's unrevised number of 460,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.

A Labor Department official told The Associated Press that difficulties in seasonal...

People: Initio International, The Epitec Group

April 14, 2010

Initio International Ltd. named Matthew Briand, president of Monroe Staffing Inc., to its board of directors. London-based Initio manages staffing firms in several countries including Monroe in the U.S., ALG Consultores in Spain and Longbridge in the U.K. Monroe has offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts...

Blog: The coming boom in locum tenens

April 14, 2010

The supply of doctors will likely remain static even as demand increases. Staffing Industry Analysts VP of Research Jon Osborne writes in The Contingent Blog that boom times are coming for the locum tenens business. For the full blog, click here.

Yoh tech wage index rises 2%

April 14, 2010

The Yoh index of technology wages in March posted its first substantive uptick since October 2009 by rising 2.34%.

The index is produced by Yoh Services LLC, a provider of technical staffing, managed services, a vendor management system and more. The index measures wages in the information technology,...

Blog: Check your staffing firm's pulse

April 14, 2010

Medical practitioners check your pulse at every appointment. This procedure benchmarks your pulse to the norm and to your medical history. But how do you check your staffing firm's pulse? Senior Research Analysts Noël Calvi writes about this in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

Staffmark parent prices public offering

April 13, 2010

Staffmark's parent company, Compass Diversified Holdings (NASD: CODI), announced today it priced a public offering of 6.4 million shares at $15.10 each. The company said it expects to raise $73.4 million net of underwriting discounts and commissions.

Compass Diversified plans to use the proceeds for...