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Contract watch - STG, CentralCare, Modis

June 4, 2009

STG International Inc. and CentralCare Inc. landed a nurse contract with the U.S. Department of Defense. Modis Inc. was chosen as a preferred vendor to the state of New York/Office of the Attorney General. STG, an Alexandria VA-based staffing and human resources services firm, and CentralCare,...


RCN hit with independent contractor suit

June 3, 2009

A Massachusetts worker sued RCN Corp., a Herndon VA-based cable TV firm with operations in several states, claiming he was improperly classified as an independent contractor. The complaint was filed this week as a class action in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts to include all such workers in...


New Orleans posts lowest jobless rate

June 3, 2009

The New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area in Louisiana recorded the lowest jobless rate in April, 5.3%, among metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This was the third month in a row New Orleans posted the lowest unemployment rat...


New Orleans posts lowest jobless rate

June 3, 2009

The New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area in Louisiana recorded the lowest jobless rate in April, 5.3%, among metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This was the third month in a row New Orleans posted the lowest unemployment rate...


RCN hit with independent contractor suit

June 3, 2009

A Massachusetts worker sued RCN Corp., a Herndon VA-based cable TV firm with operations in several states, claiming he was improperly classified as an independent contractor. The complaint was filed this week as a class action in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts to include all such workers...


Report - Feds probing tech recruiting concerns

June 3, 2009

The Washington Post reported the U.S. Justice Department began a probe into top tech companies Google Inc., Yahoo, Apple and Genentech over concerns they violated antitrust laws by agreeing not to recruit top talent from one another. The newspaper's report cited two unnamed sources.


Contraction slows in service sector

June 3, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector contracted more slowly in May than in April, the Institute for Supply Management reported today. Its nonmanufacturing index rose to a reading of 44.0 in May from 43.7 in the previous month. However, only readings above 50 indicate expansion.


Report - Feds probing tech recruiting concerns

June 3, 2009

The Washington Post reported the U.S. Justice Department began a probe into top tech companies Google Inc., Yahoo, Apple and Genentech over concerns they violated antitrust laws by agreeing not to recruit top talent from one another. The newspaper's report cited two unnamed sources.


ADP - U.S. lost 532,000 jobs over last month

June 3, 2009

The U.S. lost 532,000 private-sector nonfarm jobs between April and May on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the National Employment Report released today by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NYSE: ADP). "This is a notable improvement over the first three months of the year when monthly l...


ADP - U.S. lost 532,000 jobs over last month

June 3, 2009

The U.S. lost 532,000 private-sector nonfarm jobs between April and May on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the National Employment Report released today by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NYSE: ADP). "This is a notable improvement over the first three months of the year when monthly los...