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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 fro...


Monster index down one point in June

July 1, 2009

The Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW) employment index fell one point in June from May to a reading of 117. Year-over-year, the index is down 46 points. "While U.S. online job availability has remained largely flat since January, the annual pace improved during the second quarter, suggesting som...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

July 1, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts: INSIGHT - Staffing firms' anonymous advice to buyers *400 staffing firms offer frank feedback *Wanted: partnership, communication, respect *"Price is NOT everything - you get what you pay for" INSIGHT - Hottest (and coldest) metro marke...


Survey: 15% of employers to add staff

July 1, 2009

Fifteen percent of employers plan to increase full-time staff in the third quarter, according to the quarterly job forecast survey from CareerBuilder.com and USA Today. Another 10% plan to cut staff, 68% anticipate no change and 7% are unsure. In comparison, 18% of employers said they increased s...


Oklahoma City posts lowest jobless rate

June 30, 2009

Oklahoma City OK registered the lowest unemployment rate, 5.7%, among U.S. metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The San Antonio area came next at 5.8%. The Detroit area reported the highest jobless rate among large metropoli...


Famous temps

June 30, 2009

Hollywood has not ignored temporary workers. Staffing Industry Analysts Senior Research Analysts Noël Calvi discusses famous temporary workers in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


Consumer confidence slips

June 30, 2009

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index fell in June to a reading of 49.3 (1985=100) from 54.8 in May. Consumers anticipating more jobs in the months ahead fell to 17.4% in June from 19.3% in May, according to the index's survey. Consumers saying business conditions are "bad" rose to 45...


Consumer confidence slips

June 30, 2009

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index fell in June to a reading of 49.3 (1985=100) from 54.8 in May. Consumers anticipating more jobs in the months ahead fell to 17.4% in June from 19.3% in May, according to the index's survey. Consumers saying business conditions are "bad" rose to 45....


Expansions: Albany Group, i3

June 30, 2009

The Albany Group expanded into Shanghai, China. UnitedHealth Group's i3 division expands into Japan. Albany reported it received an HR human resource management and deployment license from China. It will offer contingent workforce management, human resources consulting services and recruitment p...


Contract watch: CSC

June 30, 2009

The U.S. Census Bureau's new Baltimore Data Capture Center in Essex MD will hire 2,500 to 3,000 temporary workers starting September 2009 for the 2010 Census, contractors Lockheed Martin and CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced Monday. Falls Church VA-based CSC will manage the center and hiring efforts for...