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Labor firm charged under RICO

May 28, 2009

The operators of a labor leasing company and others were indicted on Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act charges relating to labor racketeering, forced labor trafficking and immigration and other violations in 14 states, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of...


Manpower survey - Some jobs still tough to fill

May 28, 2009

Some jobs — such as engineers, nurses and skilled/manual trades positions — remain difficult to fill despite the global economic slowdown, according to survey results released today by Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN). In the U.S., the 10 toughest jobs to fill included: ' Engineers' Nurses' Skilled ma...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

May 27, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Staffing industry forecast - May update*1Q09 worse than expected*Recent stabilization could be driven by seasonality*Expect slow recovery INSIGHT - Gross margin trends update*Gross margins slip in 1Q09 for most large firms*Key...


People - Brainhunter

May 27, 2009

Brainhunter Inc. (TSX: BH), a Toronto-based information technology and engineering services and staffing company, announced Tuesday that Rene Eichenberger has resigned from the board effective immediately.


Tech wages unchanged in first quarter

May 27, 2009

Wages for technology workers were mostly unchanged in the first quarter of 2009, according to the Yoh index of technology wages released today. The index ended the quarter at a level of 31.46, up just 0.05% year-over-year. "While the market for technology workers remains sluggish, we are starting...


Tech wages unchanged in first quarter

May 27, 2009

Wages for technology workers were mostly unchanged in the first quarter of 2009, according to the Yoh index of technology wages released today. The index ended the quarter at a level of 31.46, up just 0.05% year-over-year. "While the market for technology workers remains sluggish, we are starti...


Increase productivity - cancel that meeting

May 27, 2009

Could cutting down on meetings boost productivity? Senior Research Analysts Noël Calvi ponders the question in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


People - Brainhunter

May 27, 2009

Brainhunter Inc. (TSX: BH), a Toronto-based information technology and engineering services and staffing company, announced Tuesday that Rene Eichenberger has resigned from the board effective immediately.


Wal-Mart cited in trampling of temp worker

May 27, 2009

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was cited by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the death of a temporary worker trampled by a crowd of shoppers at its Valley Stream NY store the day after last Thanksgiving. The citation announced Tuesday carries a fine of $7,000. Temporary employee Jd...


Wal-Mart cited in trampling of temp worker

May 27, 2009

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was cited by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the death of a temporary worker trampled by a crowd of shoppers at its Valley Stream NY store the day after last Thanksgiving. The citation announced Tuesday carries a fine of $7,000. Temporary employee...