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Survey: Professional hiring to rise in second half

June 1, 2010

More than half (52%) of employers and recruiters plan to hire more professionals in the second half of 2010 than in the first, and a quarter report salaries for new hires are rising, according to a survey by Dice Holdings Inc.

Among those hiring, 49% said that they would hire 10% more employees in the...

Survey: 78% of IT hiring managers to add staff

June 1, 2010

Some 78% of human resource managers and recruiters in the information technology sector plan to hire IT workers in the next six months, according to a survey by Monster Worldwide Inc. conducted for Technisource, a division of SFN Group Inc. (NYSE: SFN).

Applications and infrastructure positions were...

Advantage Resourcing buys U.K. firm

May 28, 2010

Advantage Resourcing announced today it completed the acquisition of Atlan Resource Solutions, a U.K.-based firm that provides engineering and information technology staffing.

The buy includes all of Atlan's current operations with offices in Winchester, England; London; and Sale, England. It also includes...

Hawaii governor signs PEO law

May 28, 2010

The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations reported this week that Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle signed Senate Bill 1026 requiring licensing and operation standards for PEOs.

Hawaiian PEOs must now register annually with the state and show compliance with labor laws as well as post a...

No Daily News on Monday

May 28, 2010

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published Monday, May 31, because of the Memorial Day holiday. Look for your next issue on Tuesday, June 1.

People: Arcadia, Kelly, M Squared

May 28, 2010

Arcadia Resources Inc. (AMEX: KAD) reported today that Stephen Goldsmith will resign from its board of directors. Goldsmith was appointed as deputy mayor of operations for New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last month. In the past, Goldsmith had also served as mayor of Indianapolis. Arcadia...

Survey: Small businesses hold line on hiring

May 27, 2010

More than half of U.S. small business owners, 53%, plan to maintain current staffing levels, according to a survey for the Wells Fargo/Gallup small business index. And 52% said it is "very unlikely" tax credits for hiring unemployed workers would encourage them to hire new employees in 2010.


Department of Commerce lowers GDP estimate

May 27, 2010

U.S. real gross domestic product rose at an annual rate of 3.0% in the first quarter, according to a second estimate released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The second estimate is down compared to an advance estimate of 3.2% released in April.

MarketWatch reported economists had expected...

Jobless claims fall by 14,000

May 27, 2010

U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended May 22 fell by 14,000, or 3.0%, to 460,000 from the previous week's revised number, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Analysts had expected the number to fall to 455,000, The Associated Press reported.

The number of initial...

Report: Japan temp numbers down 42%

May 27, 2010

Japan Today reported the number of workers sent out by staffing companies in fiscal 2009 fell 42.4% to 2.3 million, according to the Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. It marked the first decline in five years.

For the Japan Today article, click here.