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Consumer confidence rises

April 28, 2009

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index rose in April to its highest reading so far this year, the organization reported today. The index increased to 39.2 in April (1985=100), up from 26.9 in March. "Consumer Confidence rose in April to its highest reading in 2009, driven primarily by...


Consumer confidence rises

April 28, 2009

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index rose in April to its highest reading so far this year, the organization reported today. The index increased to 39.2 in April (1985=100), up from 26.9 in March. "Consumer Confidence rose in April to its highest reading in 2009, driven primarily by a...


Heidrick revenue down 41.8%, plans more cuts

April 28, 2009

Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) reported first-quarter net revenue fell 41.8% year-over-year to $89.1 million as the number of executive searches confirmed fell 38.4%. The executive search firm also announced a $13.4 million restructuring charge for the quarter, and plans mor...


Kelly revenue falls 24.9%

April 28, 2009

First-quarter revenue fell 24.9% at Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) to $1.04 billion from $1.39 billion in the year-ago quarter. Revenue was down 19% on a constant currency basis. The Troy MI-based staffing firm reported declines in revenue across most of the geographic regions. In the U.S.,...


Canadian staffing revenue up 10.8% in 2007

April 28, 2009

Canadian staffing revenue rose 10.8% in 2007 from 2006, according to numbers released today by Statistics Canada. Staffing industry operating revenue was C$8.90 billion (US$9.08 billion based on the Dec. 31, 2007 exchange rate) in 2007 compared with C$8.03 billion in 2006, according to Statisti...


Kelly revenue falls 24.9%

April 28, 2009

First-quarter revenue fell 24.9% at Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) to $1.04 billion from $1.39 billion in the year-ago quarter. Revenue was down 19% on a constant currency basis. The Troy MI-based staffing firm reported declines in revenue across most of the geographic regions. In the U.S., fi...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

April 27, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - FedEx Home Delivery vs. National Labor Relations Board*Appeals court takes "evolutionary" approach to worker classification*Entrepreneurial opportunities for workers -- most favored criterion for IC classification?*Among othe...


People - National Technical, Korn/Ferry, Veritude

April 27, 2009

National Technical Systems Inc. (NASD: NTSC) appointed a new board member, Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) announced a new senior client partner and Veritude named a new senior sales executive. National Technical Systems appointed John Foster to its board of directors. Foster, chairman...


Awards - Select, Akraya, RCM, Aerotek

April 27, 2009

The Select Family of Staffing Companies, Akraya Inc., RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD: RCMT) and Aerotek announced the receipt of awards. Fred Pachon, VP of risk management and insurance for The Select Family of Staffing Companies was named risk manager of the year, an award presented by Business Ins...


People - National Technical, Korn/Ferry, Veritude

April 27, 2009

National Technical Systems Inc. (NASD: NTSC) appointed a new board member, Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) announced a new senior client partner and Veritude named a new senior sales executive. National Technical Systems appointed John Foster to its board of directors. Foster, chairma...