Daily News

Daily News-Staffing Industry Analysts RSS Feed Get the RSS Feed

Service sector's expansion pace quickens

March 3, 2010

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector increased in February at a faster rate than in January, according to the Institute for Supply Management's nonmanufacturing index released today.

The institute's nonmanufacturing index rose to a reading of 53.0 in February from 50.5 in January. Readings of...

Florida delays unemployment tax hike

March 3, 2010

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist signed legislation Tuesday delaying a major hike in state unemployment taxes. The Florida legislature had approved the delay (bill HB 7033) in its first day in session on Tuesday.

Under the proposed hikes, Florida's wage base on which unemployment taxes are charged would have...

Adecco North American revenue up sequentially

March 3, 2010

Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, reported today that North American revenue fell 23% on a year-over-year basis (down 14% in constant currency), but rose 0.7% from the third quarter to end a string of sequential declines.

Adecco posted North American revenue of euro562.0 million (US$805.5...

People: Medical Connections, Analysts

March 3, 2010

Medical Connections Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MCTH.OB) named Jeff Rosenfeld as its new chief operating officer. Rosenfeld's most recent role prior to coming to Medical Connections was as director of practice and business development at CBIZ. Prior to CBIZ, Rosenfeld had served as president of Medical Staffing...

Plains states post lowest 2009 jobless rates

March 3, 2010

North Dakota registered the lowest annual average unemployment rate among all states in 2009 at 4.3%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Nebraska posted the second-lowest at 4.6%. It was followed by South Dakota at 4.8%.

Still, annual average unemployment rates rose in all states in...

ADP: U.S. lost 20,000 private sector jobs

March 3, 2010

The U.S. lost an estimated 20,000 nonfarm, private sector jobs in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s (NYSE: ADP) monthly employment report released today.

However, the report said its estimate of jobs lost likely will differ from numbers slated for...

People: HrQ, EFL, Stephen James

March 2, 2010

HrQ, a Colorado-based executive search and professional services firm focused on the human resources profession, named Liz Sherman as managing director of its Denver office. Sherman comes to hrQ after serving as VP of business development at Lee Hecht Harrison, a division of Adecco SA.

Executive search...

Report predicts slow labor market recovery

March 2, 2010

The U.S. labor market is in for a long, slow recovery, according to The Conference Board.

"The high number of long-term unemployed and individuals working part-time for economic reasons, coupled with the likelihood that many employers remain uncertain that the economy is firmly on a recovery path suggests...

Wanted: U.S. added 5,000 jobs in February

March 2, 2010

Wanted Technologies forecasts the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce a gain of 5,000 non-farm jobs when it reports February 2010 job numbers on Friday. It would be the second monthly gain since the recession started in December 2007, according to Wanted.

The company said its hiring demand...

Blog: Lessons from staffing M&A history

March 2, 2010

A strategy of growth by acquisitions has worked well for some staffing firms but not for others. Senior Research Analyst Sona Sharma writes about lessons from the staffing industry's merger & acquisition history in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.