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The Conference Board: U.S. growth slows

July 14, 2010


"As the rebound effects from the recession have almost entirely dissipated, a growth slowdown starting this summer is becoming increasingly apparent," The Conference Board reported.

Second-quarter growth in U.S. gross domestic product may be the highest for the year, according to The Conference Board....


EEOC: Adecco settles suit for $62,500

July 14, 2010


The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced today it settled a retaliation suit against Adecco USA for $62,500. Adecco said it cooperated with the EEOC but is confident it did nothing wrong and that the complaint was without merit.

A former office supervisor for Adecco's Clearfield UT...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

July 14, 2010


The rate of entry by new firms into the staffing industry has slowed, according to the Insight "2010 Staffing Company Survey: Trend analysis of new firms entering the staffing industry" now available to Staffing Industry Analysts corporate members.

2010 Staffing Company Survey: Trend analysis of new...


Contract watch: Hill International

July 14, 2010


Hill International Inc. (NYSE: HIL), a Marlton NJ-based construction management firm that also provides staffing, announced a two-year contract valued at up to $15.0 million to provide construction management, professional staffing and consulting services to the New York City School Construction Authority....


Pulse: See where your firm stands

July 13, 2010

 
Each month the Staffing Industry Monthly Pulse Survey questions staffing firms on revenue trends across multiple staffing segments to get a snapshot of how markets are performing. However, only staffing firms taking part in the survey are sent the results.

The deadline to participate in this month's...


Job openings fall; hires and separations up

July 13, 2010


U.S. job openings fell by 2.9% in May from the previous month, but the number of openings was still up 28.9% over May 2009, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate -- a measure of job openings compared with total employment -- was 2.4% in May,...


Survey: 73% of IT workers under 45

July 13, 2010


A majority, 73%, of the today's information technology workforce is under age 45, according to a new survey released by TEKsystems.

According to the survey, generations that comprise the IT workforce include:
-"Silent Generation," born between 1922 and 1946; 1% of the IT workforce
-"Baby Boomers,"...


Express reports highest-volume week

July 13, 2010


Express Employment Professionals today reported sales of $29.0 million in the week of June 21 to June 27, marking the company's highest volume week ever.

The company said its previous highest-volume week was in October 2007.

Express also reported today that sales are up an average of 59% over the last...


Staffing Industry Report's July issue online

July 12, 2010


The list of fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms and the latest data on the upswing in use of outsourced recruiters are among the items in the July issue of Staffing Industry Report.

Staffing Industry Report, July 2010, Vol. XXI, No. 7 Full PDF
*List of fastest-growing staffing firms
*Outsourcing of...


Paychex CEO to leave

July 12, 2010


Paychex Inc. (NASD: PAYX) President and CEO Jonathan Judge will step down July 31 to pursue other interests, the company announced today.

A search is on for a replacement. In the interim, an executive committee will run the company. Committee members include Delbert Humenik, senior VP of sales and...