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Monster employment index improves

May 7, 2009

The Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW) employment index rose two points in April to a reading of 120 from its March reading of 118. The index was still down 54 points year-over-year in April. "April's rise in online recruitment activity was in line with seasonal expectations and suggests that the...


Cross Country revenue slips 2%

May 7, 2009

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) reported first-quarter revenue fell 2.1% year-over-year to $175.4 million. First-quarter revenue got a boost by the acquisition in July of Medical Doctor Associates, a locum tenens staffing firm, without which revenue would have declined further. CEO Jos...


Kforce first-quarter revenue falls 7.5%

May 6, 2009

First-quarter revenue fell 7.5% year-over-year at Kforce Inc. (NASD: KFRC) to $231.3 million. Revenue fell in all the Tampa FL-based professional staffing company's segments except for government solutions. Revenue there rose 54.5% to $28.0 million. Kforce acquired dNovus RDI, a supplier to the f...


Adecco revenue falls 26%, conditions still tough

May 6, 2009

First-quarter revenue fell 26.4% year-over-year at Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, to euro3.70 billion (US$4.89 billion). Adecco reported the business environment remains tough and there are no "clear signs of stabilization." The Switzerland-based company said it plans euro14 mill...


Report says U.S. job losses down

May 6, 2009

The U.S. shed fewer jobs from March to April than from February to March, according to the National Employment Report released today by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NYSE: ADP). The report said U.S. lost 491,000 private-sector nonfarm jobs between March and April, on a seasonally adjusted basis...


Kforce first-quarter revenue falls 7.5%

May 6, 2009

First-quarter revenue fell 7.5% year-over-year at Kforce Inc. (NASD: KFRC) to $231.3 million. Revenue fell in all the Tampa FL-based professional staffing company's segments except for government solutions. Revenue there rose 54.5% to $28.0 million. Kforce acquired dNovus RDI, a supplier to the...


Staffing index edges down for month

May 6, 2009

The American Staffing Association's index measuring temporary employment edged down one point to a reading of 71 in April from a reading of 72 in March. The association reported the index has been relatively flat since January. The index measures changes in the number of temporary and contract wo...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

May 6, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Government staffing: a steady partner in an uncertain world*Strategic perspectives and practical advice on becoming a government contractor*How Mentor-Protégé Agreements can generate wins for staffing firms, large and small*...


Adecco revenue falls 26%, conditions still tough

May 6, 2009

First-quarter revenue fell 26.4% year-over-year at Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, to euro3.70 billion (US$4.89 billion). Adecco reported the business environment remains tough and there are no "clear signs of stabilization." The Switzerland-based company said it plans euro14 millio...


Staffing index edges down for month

May 6, 2009

The American Staffing Association's index measuring temporary employment edged down one point to a reading of 71 in April from a reading of 72 in March. The association reported the index has been relatively flat since January. The index measures changes in the number of temporary and contract...