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People: Solomon Page, Auxis, Manpower

May 4, 2010

The Solomon Page Group appointed Steve Candland and Ron LeVan as managing directors of SPG Managed Services. Among the services SPG provides are MSP, payrolling, independent contractor compliance and recruitment process outsourcing. Solomon Page Group appeared on Staffing Industry Analysts' 2009 list...

Wanted estimates U.S. added 220,000 jobs

May 4, 2010

The U.S. will record a gain of 220,000 nonfarm jobs in April, according to an estimate released today by Wanted Technologies.

Official job numbers for April will be released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In March, the U.S. gained 162,000 nonfarm jobs.

Wanted forecasts a gain of 220,000...

General Employment revenue down 18%

May 4, 2010

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB) reported revenue fell 18.0% on a year-over-year basis to $2.0 million in its fiscal second quarter ended March 31.

The Oakbrook Terrace IL-based staffing firm posted a second-quarter net loss of $700,000 compared with a net loss of almost $1.09 million...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

May 3, 2010

The Daily News is just a small part of what Staffing Industry Analysts produces. New research available for corporate members includes reports on mergers and acquisitions in the first quarter of 2010, what staffing firms' top priorities are for 2010, a recap of full-year 2009 results and an update on...

Manufacturing index highest since 2004

May 3, 2010

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector increased in April at a faster rate than in March, according to the Institute for Supply Management's key purchasing managers index for manufacturing which reached its highest level in April since June 2004.

April's reading was 60.4, up from 59.6 in...

Largest, fastest-growing survey to wrap up

May 3, 2010

The annual survey to determine the lists of fastest-growing, largest and diversity staffing firms -- also known as the "buyers' shopping lists" because they are read by users of staffing services -- will soon close. Staffing firms wanting to be on these lists should apply as soon as possible via the...

Job ad numbers soar by 222,700

May 3, 2010

The number of online job ads rose by 222,700 in April following a decline of 29,600 in March, according to The Conference Board's measure of online job ads released today.

There were 4.15 million job ads in April, up 870,000 over the past six months.

"In a welcome sign for the job market, employers...

Premier acquires IT consulting and staffing firm

May 3, 2010

Premier Alliance Group Inc. (OTCBB: PIMO.OB) announced it acquired Intronic Solutions Group LLC, a privately held information technology consulting and staffing firm based in Overland Park KS.

The deal closed April 30.

Premier reported in March that Intronic had revenue of $4 million in its most recent...

Administaff earnings slip 0.9%

May 3, 2010

Administaff Inc. (NYSE: ASF), the largest PEO by revenue, reported first-quarter revenue edged down 0.9% to $457.7 million from $462.0 million in the first quarter of last year.

The Kingwood TX-based professional employer organization said the average number of worksite employees paid per month during...

Canadian staffing index up 11% in March

April 30, 2010

The Canadian staffing index rose 11% in March from February, the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services reported Thursday. The March index reading is up 15.5% over its February 2009 reading.

"Although some of the increase over February numbers reflects a seasonal correction,...