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Employment trends index: Job gains 'imminent'

December 7, 2009

The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index rose in November for the fourth month in a row and job gains appear "imminent." The index stands at 90.8, up 1.8% from October's revised level. "The very small number of job losses in November was to be expected given the increase in the employ...


Contract Watch: Spencer Stuart

December 7, 2009

General Motors Co. tapped Spencer Stuart to find a new CEO, The Wall Street Journal reported. The automaker announced earlier this month that President and CEO Fritz Henderson stepped down. Chairman Ed Whitacre took on the CEO role while a search for a new top executive takes place. Executive se...


SHRM: Firms planning December hiring

December 7, 2009

Manufacturing and service-sector companies plan to hire in December, a turnaround from their plans in the same month a year ago, according to the leading indicators of national employment report released by the Society for Human Resource Management. A survey for the report found that 28.2% of ma...


Spherion index: More workers to switch jobs

December 7, 2009

Spherion Corps.' (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index rose 0.7 points to 49.1 in November from the previous month with a jump in the number of workers saying they are likely to search for a new job in the next year. Thirty-seven percent of workers in November said they would likely seek a new j...


Contract Watch: Spencer Stuart

December 7, 2009

General Motors Co. tapped Spencer Stuart to find a new CEO, The Wall Street Journal reported. The automaker announced earlier this month that President and CEO Fritz Henderson stepped down. Chairman Ed Whitacre took on the CEO role while a search for a new top executive takes place. Executive se...


Employment trends index: Job gains 'imminent'

December 7, 2009

The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index rose in November for the fourth month in a row and job gains appear "imminent." The index stands at 90.8, up 1.8% from October's revised level. "The very small number of job losses in November was to be expected given the increase in the employ...


U.S. adds 52,400 temp jobs in November

December 4, 2009

U.S. temporary help payrolls rose by 52,400 jobs in November from October, continuing an upward trend that began in August, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Also, the bureau revised up the number of temporary jobs gained...


U.S. adds 52,400 temp jobs in November

December 4, 2009

U.S. temporary help payrolls rose by 52,400 jobs in November from October, continuing an upward trend that began in August, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Also, the bureau revised up the number of temporary jobs gained...


Economic index's growth slips, level still high

December 4, 2009

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index measuring the U.S. economy still indicates improvement despite a decline in its growth rate. The growth rate for the weekly leading index was 23.4% in the week ended Nov. 27, down from 24.2% in the prior period. However, the index leve...


USG People announces new CEO

December 4, 2009

USG People NV today announced plans to appoint Herman van Campenhout as CEO effective March 1. Van Campenhout has worked at Reed Elsevier since 2001 and presently serves as CEO of its science and technology division. He has also held various posts at Royal Dutch Shell Group from 1984 to 2001. Fo...