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Jobless claims jump by 37,000

July 22, 2010

U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 37,000, or 8.7%, to 464,000 in the week ended July 17, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Jobless claims for the previous week, ended July 10, were revised down by 2,000 to 427,000.

The four-week...

Robert Half second-quarter revenue up 2.6%

July 22, 2010

Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) reported second-quarter revenue rose 2.6% to $769.1 million from the year-ago quarter.

Revenue in the Menlo Park CA-based company's OfficeTeam division rose by 10.8% to $150.4 million and its Robert Half Finance & Accounting division recorded a 29.0% increase...

TrueBlue revenue rises 15%

July 22, 2010

Second-quarter revenue rose 15.3% year-over-year at TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) to $284.8 million.

"The stronger than expected revenue growth during Q2 was primarily driven by same-branch revenue growth across most geographies and industries other than construction," TrueBlue President and CEO Steve...

Blog: Have you been to Starbucks lately?

July 21, 2010

Could coffee houses prove fertile grounds for recruitment? Hinda Chalew, senior VP of marketing and interactive services at Staffing Industry Analysts, discusses the concept in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

People: Korn/Ferry, Arcus

July 21, 2010

Futurestep, a division of Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY), appointed Kelly Cartwright as VP and general manager of The Newman Group, a provider of talent management consulting. Cartwright previously served as VP of marketing and business development strategy at Futurestep.

Korn/Ferry also...

Manpower revenue rises 21%

July 21, 2010

Manpower Inc.'s (NYSE: MAN) second-quarter revenue rose 20.9% from the year-ago quarter to $4.59 billion. Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Joerres said staffing buyers are still adding temporary workers, and the company estimated third-quarter revenue would rise 13% to 15%.

"The improving secular trends are...

Resources Connection revenue up 1.4%

July 21, 2010

Revenue rose 1.4% at Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) to $133.9 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended May 29, 2010 from the same quarter a year ago.

The Irvine CA-based company provides finance and accounting, information technology and legal personnel through its Resources Global Professionals...

There's still time to take staffing's pulse

July 20, 2010

For staffing executives interested in the latest staffing trends, there's still time to take part in the Staffing Industry Monthly Pulse Survey.

The survey provides a snapshot of the staffing industry, but results are only available to those who respond to the survey. The deadline to take part is...

Pasona revenue falls 16%

July 20, 2010

Pasona Group Inc., a Tokyo-based staffing firm, reported revenue fell 16.1% to 183.52 billion yen (US$2.01 billion) in its fiscal year ended May 31, 2010.

Revenue in its temporary staffing/contracting, placement/recruiting segment fell 21.4% to 155.10 billion yen (US$1.70 billion). However, outplacement...

Nevada again posts highest jobless rate

July 20, 2010

Nevada registered the highest jobless rate among all states in June at 14.2%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. It was the second month in a row Nevada posted the highest unemployment rate among states.

Michigan recorded the second-highest jobless rate among states in June at 13.2%....