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Contract Watch: PeopleScout

January 5, 2010

PeopleScout signed a three-year recruitment process outsourcing deal with United States Infrastructure Corp., a company that provides underground utilities locating services. The RPO agreement includes employment branding, sourcing, screening, scheduling, offer administration and pre-employment...


Jobless claims fall by 22,000

January 4, 2010

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended Dec. 26 fell by 22,000, or 4.9%, to 432,000 from the previous week's revised number of 454,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday. The four-week moving average of claims for the week ended Dec. 26 fell b...


Wanted: U.S. adds jobs in December

January 4, 2010

The U.S. gained jobs in December for the first time in two years, according to an estimate by Wanted Technologies released today. The company estimates the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce a gain of 75,000 jobs when it reports December employment numbers on Friday. The U.S. had post...


Korn/Ferry buys government consulting firm

January 4, 2010

Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) acquired Sensa Solutions, a McLean VA-based provider of management consulting to the federal government and others. Terms of the transaction were not announced. Sensa provides strategic planning, training, executive coaching and other services. Sensa CEO...


Manufacturing's pace of growth quickens

January 4, 2010

The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded at a faster rate in December than in November, according to the Institute for Supply Management's key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing released today. The employment portion of the index also expanded at a faster rate. December's index reading w...


Former staffing execs plead guilty

January 4, 2010

The former owner of West Chester PA staffing firm International Personnel Resources, its CFO and two office managers pleaded guilty last week to visa fraud and conspiracy to commit visa fraud, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reported. International Personnel R...


Blog: Secret message to the CIA

December 30, 2009

The CIA is now using contractors as agents in clandestine raids as a way to bring flexibility to its talent mix, according to an article in The New York Times. Jon Osborne, director of research and analysis at Staffing Industry Analysts, writes about this in The Contingent Blog. For the full blo...


Kforce no longer suspended

December 30, 2009

Kforce Inc.'s (NASD: KFRC) government solutions division is no longer suspended from taking part in new government contracts, the company announced Tuesday afternoon. The company had reported earlier this month the U.S. Department of the Interior suspended it from future contracts because of con...


Blog: Secret message to the CIA

December 30, 2009

The CIA is now using contractors as agents in clandestine raids as a way to bring flexibility to its talent mix, according to an article in The New York Times. Jon Osborne, director of research and analysis at Staffing Industry Analysts, writes about this in The Contingent Blog. For the full blo...


No Daily News Thursday and Friday

December 30, 2009

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published Thursday, Dec. 31, and Friday, Jan. 1, because of the New Year's holidays. Look for your next issue on Monday, Jan. 4.