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New Best Staffing Firms to Work For List

July 2, 2009

Is your staffing company a great place to work? Then prove it! For the first time ever, Staffing Industry Analysts is conducting a survey of best places to work which will lead to a listing of the Best Staffing Firms to Work For 2009, which will be published in SI Review magazine. We know that en...


BRIEFING - JUNE EMPLOYMENT BULLETIN

July 2, 2009

  June temp loss: 37,600 jobs The June decline in temporary help payrolls, of 37,600 jobs, was higher than that of May but still well below the level of loss earlier in the year. It's also noteworthy that the temporary share of total employment loss has been moderating; in the first half of 2008...


Weekly jobless claims fall 2.5%

July 2, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 2.5% to 614,000 in the week ended June 27 from the previous week's revised number of 630,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 0.4% to 615,250 from the previous week's revised...


Agency ramps up I-9 audits

July 2, 2009

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Wednesday it will audit I-9 forms at 652 businesses nationwide. That's up from 503 audit notices issued throughout the whole of last year. The businesses were selected for the audits "as a result of leads and information obtained through other in...


Temp payrolls fall by 37,600 in June

July 2, 2009

The June decline in temporary help payrolls, of 37,600 jobs, was higher than that of May but still well below the level of loss earlier in the year, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The temporary share of total employment loss has been moderating; in th...


No Daily News Friday

July 2, 2009

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published Friday, July 3, because of the Independence Day holiday. Look for your next issue on Monday, July 6.


U.S. manufacturing activity improving

July 1, 2009

The U.S. manufacturing sector continued to contract in June but at a slower rate than in May, according to the Institute for Supply Management's key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing released today. The index rose to a level of 44.8 in June from 42.8 in May. However, only readings of...


ADP report: U.S. lost 473,000 jobs in June

July 1, 2009

The U.S. lost 473,000 private-sector nonfarm jobs between May and June on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the National Employment Report released today by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NYSE: ADP). It also revised downward its estimate of jobs lost in the previous month to 485,000 from...


People: Korn/Ferry, Corestaff

July 1, 2009

Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) named a new president for its Europe, Middle East and Africa operations. Corestaff Services appointed two new executives. Korn/Ferry's new president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa is Bernard Zen-Ruffinen, and he will be based in Zurich. He comes t...


Indemnification agreements: The dark side

July 1, 2009

Indemnification agreements can be scary for staffing firms, but staffing buyers should be concerned as well. Staffing Industry Analysts Director of Research Jon Osborne writes about indemnification agreements in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.