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Survey: Q3 legal hiring to increase

June 9, 2010

Thirty-three percent of lawyers said they plan to add full-time legal jobs in the third quarter, according to a survey by Robert Half Legal, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Only 2% plan to cut staff for a net increase of 31% -- up five percentage points from the second-quarter...

Blog: The butler didn't do it … it was locums!

June 9, 2010

A reference to staffing in the "Victorian Tales of Terror" from 1899? Indeed so. For the full blog, click here.

Job openings up, separations fall

June 8, 2010

U.S. job openings rose by 10.5% in April compared with March, and they were up 24.4% compared with April 2009, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate was 2.3%.

The number of hires rose 0.6% on a month-over-month basis and 2.9% on a year-over-year...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

June 8, 2010

The Daily News is just a small part of what Staffing Industry Analysts produces. New research now available for corporate members includes an update on U.S. economic indicators; an Insight on what degree staffing firms subcontract out work to other staffing firms; an Insight on M&A multiples paid for...

Groups sue feds over anti-staffing rule

June 8, 2010

The TechServe Alliance and others filed a lawsuit today against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The suit targets a USCIS rule that information technology staffing firms are not "U.S. employers," and therefore aren't eligible to bring in tech workers on H-1B visas.

"USCIS' actions are a thinly...

Manpower cites hiring 'inflection point'

June 8, 2010

U.S. employers' hiring plans for the upcoming third quarter are improved over the third quarter of 2009, according to Manpower Inc.'s (NYSE: MAN) new outlook survey released today.

"We have been waiting for the labor market to show signs of a sustained recovery," Manpower Chairman and CEO Jeff Joerres...

Survey: CFOs plan net decrease in staff

June 7, 2010

Six percent of CFOs plan to hire full-time accounting and finance employees in the third quarter of 2010, and 9% anticipate staff reductions for a net decrease of 3%, according to Robert Half Financial hiring index released today by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Eighty-three percent of...

Employment agency owners in indictment

June 7, 2010

Several employment agency and restaurant owners in Georgia were indicted on suspicion of conspiring to induce undocumented workers to enter and remain in the U.S., the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia announced last week.

The employment agencies -- New Fuzhou, Zhong Mei and...

SFN Group confidence index edges down

June 7, 2010

SFN Group's (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index fell to a level of 52.6 in May from 53.1 in April as workers became somewhat less confident in the U.S. economy and the future of their current employers.

The index's survey found that 29% of U.S. workers believe the economy is getting stronger, down...

Adecco paying $12,000 in EEOC settlement

June 7, 2010

Adecco USA will pay $12,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Friday. The client company, Pittsburgh Plastics Manufacturing Inc. had already agreed to pay $79,500.

According to the EEOC, Veronica Jalpa,...