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Resources Connection revenue down 20%

April 1, 2010

Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) reported revenue fell 19.7% to $125.3 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Feb. 27 compared with the same period a year ago. Third-quarter revenue rose 3.1% compared with the second quarter.

The Irvine CA-based firm said its U.S. revenue fell 15.0% on a year-over-year...

People: Harvey Nash, Sanford Rose

April 1, 2010

Harvey Nash USA, an information technology services and staffing firm, promoted Andy Bookless to director, government services. Bookless will relocate to Washington DC from London to open a new office and head up services for the federal and state government markets. Bookless previously managed the...

Temp firm operator pleads guilty to bribes

April 1, 2010

A Philadelphia temporary employment agency operator pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribing a senior investigator with the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey reported.

The temporary firm operator, Thuan Nguyen, 38, of Philadelphia,...

Office openings: CHG, Harvey Nash USA

March 31, 2010

CHG Healthcare Services, a healthcare staffing firm, opened a new learning center at its Salt Lake City headquarters with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on hand for a ribbon cutting. The 3,000-square-foot learning center will provide sales and leadership training for CHG's 1,100 internal employees and also...

Blog: My moral quandary

March 31, 2010

One of the highest bang-to-buck marketing tactics for staffing firms is Web site development, according to a recent survey of staffing firms. The second is the subject of a moral quandary, Staffing Industry Analysts VP of Research Jon Osborne writes in The Contingent Blog. For the full block click here...

Online job ads fall for second month

March 31, 2010

The number of online job ads fell by 29,600 in March to approximately 3.9 million, according to The Conference Board's measure of online job ads released today.

March's decline comes after a decrease of 66,900 in February. However, online job ads had risen by 750,000 from November through January.


Hudson: Q1 revenue to be up 5% to 8%

March 31, 2010

The Hudson Highland Group Inc. (NASD: HHGP) expects first-quarter 2010 revenue to be up 5% to 8% over the first quarter of 2009, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

"We are seeing strong revenue recovery trends in the first quarter of 2010 in the United Kingdom and...

ADP says U.S. lost 23,000 nonfarm jobs

March 31, 2010

The U.S. lost an estimated 23,000 nonfarm, private sector jobs in March on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s (NYSE: ADP) monthly employment report released today.

However, the employment number to be reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Services on Friday may...

Canadian staffing revenue up 1% in 2008

March 31, 2010

Operating revenue in for the employment services industry in Canada rose by 1.0% in 2008 to C$9.2 billion, according to information released today by Statistics Canada.

The year-over-year increase is smaller than the 10.9% growth in 2007, 11.0% growth in 2006 and 18.1% growth in 2005.

Ontario generated...

Medical Connections revenue falls 13%

March 31, 2010

Medical Connection Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MCTH.OB), a Boca Raton FL-based healthcare staffing firm, reported full-year 2009 revenue fell 13.2% to $6.1 million from $7.1 million in 2008.

Gross margin fell to 27.2% from 39.7%.

Medical Connections' net loss increased to $7.7 million in 2009 from $7.5 million...