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Medical groups concerned about administration

April 10, 2009

A survey at the American Medical Group Association's annual conference in Las Vegas found that 83% of attendees surveyed were concerned about the effects of the new presidential administration on their ability to provide healthcare, according to a report released by The Delta Companies, a Dalla...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

April 10, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts STAFFING INDUSTRY REPORT - April 2009 issue*Staffing revenue to fall 13% in 2009*Pace of acquisitions still tepid*Average gross margin roughly unchanged at largest firms in U.S.*Optimism survives amid recession INSIGHT - Hottest (and col...


H-1B visa requests slow

April 9, 2009

Demand for H-1B visas slowed this year. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Wednesday it's still accepting H-1B visa petitions with the caps on visas not yet met. The cap is set at 65,000 for applicants with a bachelor's degree or higher with another 20,000 visas available for a...


CEO confidence improves, but less hiring foreseen

April 9, 2009

The Conference Board's measure of CEO confidence rose in the first quarter after hitting a historic low in fourth quarter. However, 86% of CEOs anticipate a decrease in hiring compared with 28% when asked in first quarter of 2008. The measure of CEO confidence rose to a level of 30 in the first...


Jobless claims fall 3% from previous week

April 9, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 3.0% to 654,000 in the week ended April 4 from the previous week's revised number of 674,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 0.1% to 657,250 from the previous week's revised...


Canada loses 61,300 jobs, unemployment at 8%

April 9, 2009

Canada lost 61,300 jobs in March, and the unemployment rate rose to 8.0% from 7.7% in February, Statistics Canada reported today. Employment in Canada totaled 16.8 million in March. Jobs lost include 79,500 full-time positions, which were partially offset by a gain of 18,200 part-time jobs. Ont...


H-1B visa requests slow

April 9, 2009

Demand for H-1B visas slowed this year. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Wednesday it's still accepting H-1B visa petitions with the caps on visas not yet met. The cap is set at 65,000 for applicants with a bachelor's degree or higher with another 20,000 visas available for app...


Jobless claims fall 3% from previous week

April 9, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 3.0% to 654,000 in the week ended April 4 from the previous week's revised number of 674,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 0.1% to 657,250 from the previous week's revise...


CEO confidence improves, but less hiring foreseen

April 9, 2009

The Conference Board's measure of CEO confidence rose in the first quarter after hitting a historic low in fourth quarter. However, 86% of CEOs anticipate a decrease in hiring compared with 28% when asked in first quarter of 2008. The measure of CEO confidence rose to a level of 30 in the first q...


Hays net fees fall 27% in quarter

April 9, 2009

Hays PLC, one of the largest European-based staffing firms, announced today that net fees fell by 27% year-over-year in its fiscal third quarter ended March 31. Net fees fell 31% on an organic basis excluding the effects of currencies. The London-based staffing firm also said it cut headcount b...