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Manpower survey - No further U.S. deterioration

June 9, 2009

U.S. employers will continue to be cautious in the third quarter, with hiring expectations similar to the second quarter, according to the employment outlook survey released today by Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN). However, hiring expectations remain down considerably year-over-year. "When we accoun...


Dutch temp staffing sales down 25%

June 9, 2009

The ABU, the Dutch association of temporary work agencies, reported that revenue in the Dutch temporary staffing market fell 25% in the four-week period to May 17, according to a Reuters report. ABU attributed the decline to continued weakness in the industrial and technical sectors. Hours work...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

June 9, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Vendors to Chimes get demand letters*Up to 1,000 staffing firms get demand letters*Companies may have to return VMS payments*Trustee's goal is to settle


Manpower survey - No further U.S. deterioration

June 9, 2009

U.S. employers will continue to be cautious in the third quarter, with hiring expectations similar to the second quarter, according to the employment outlook survey released today by Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN). However, hiring expectations remain down considerably year-over-year. "When we accoun...


People - Corestaff

June 9, 2009

Corestaff Services named Rick Carlson as VP and general manager of its technology division, which provides information technology, telecommunications, engineering and clinical research staffing. Carlson most recently served as market VP for Kforce Professional Staffing in Atlanta. Carlson will...


U.S. job openings down 36% in April

June 9, 2009

U.S. job openings fell 36.2% year-over-year in April to approximately 2.5 million, and the job openings rate fell to 1.9% in April from 2.8% a year ago, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hires and separations also decreased. The number of hires fell 15....


U.S. job openings down 36% in April

June 9, 2009

U.S. job openings fell 36.2% year-over-year in April to approximately 2.5 million, and the job openings rate fell to 1.9% in April from 2.8% a year ago, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hires and separations also decreased. The number of hires fell 15....


People - Corestaff

June 9, 2009

Corestaff Services named Rick Carlson as VP and general manager of its technology division, which provides information technology, telecommunications, engineering and clinical research staffing. Carlson most recently served as market VP for Kforce Professional Staffing in Atlanta. Carlson will...


Survey - It's taking longer to fill IT positions

June 8, 2009

Half of information technology human resource professionals and recruiters say it's taking longer to fill open positions this year compared to last, according to a survey by Dice Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DHX), operator of the Dice.com job board for IT professionals and other job sites. The most-cited...


Employment index up, worst may be over

June 8, 2009

The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index rose 0.2% in May to a reading of 89.9 from April's revised reading. The index is still down 20% from a year ago. "While it is too early to say that the [employment trends index] has bottomed, the moderation of the last two months is certainly...