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Job openings, hires, separations fall in October

December 8, 2009

U.S. job openings fell 26.1% on a year-over-year basis in October to approximately 2.5 million, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate fell to 1.9% in October from 2.4% a year earlier. The number of hires fell 11.6% in October to approxi...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 8, 2009

The Daily News represents a small portion of the information and research Staffing Industry Analysts provides. Here are a few of the most recent research items -- including an Insight on contingent labor buyer satisfaction and a webinar on the latest U.S. employment numbers -- available to corpo...


Manpower: U.S. hiring to rise in first quarter

December 8, 2009

U.S. employers plan a moderate increase in hiring for the first quarter compared with the fourth, but hiring will still be down on a year-over-year basis, according to the employment outlook survey released today by Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN). "There is still a lot of ground to make up in the la...


SHRM: Firms planning December hiring

December 7, 2009

Manufacturing and service-sector companies plan to hire in December, a turnaround from their plans in the same month a year ago, according to the leading indicators of national employment report released by the Society for Human Resource Management. A survey for the report found that 28.2% of ma...


Spherion index: More workers to switch jobs

December 7, 2009

Spherion Corps.' (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index rose 0.7 points to 49.1 in November from the previous month with a jump in the number of workers saying they are likely to search for a new job in the next year. Thirty-seven percent of workers in November said they would likely seek a new j...


Employment trends index: Job gains 'imminent'

December 7, 2009

The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index rose in November for the fourth month in a row and job gains appear "imminent." The index stands at 90.8, up 1.8% from October's revised level. "The very small number of job losses in November was to be expected given the increase in the employ...


Contract Watch: Spencer Stuart

December 7, 2009

General Motors Co. tapped Spencer Stuart to find a new CEO, The Wall Street Journal reported. The automaker announced earlier this month that President and CEO Fritz Henderson stepped down. Chairman Ed Whitacre took on the CEO role while a search for a new top executive takes place. Executive se...


SHRM: Firms planning December hiring

December 7, 2009

Manufacturing and service-sector companies plan to hire in December, a turnaround from their plans in the same month a year ago, according to the leading indicators of national employment report released by the Society for Human Resource Management. A survey for the report found that 28.2% of ma...


Spherion index: More workers to switch jobs

December 7, 2009

Spherion Corps.' (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index rose 0.7 points to 49.1 in November from the previous month with a jump in the number of workers saying they are likely to search for a new job in the next year. Thirty-seven percent of workers in November said they would likely seek a new j...


Contract Watch: Spencer Stuart

December 7, 2009

General Motors Co. tapped Spencer Stuart to find a new CEO, The Wall Street Journal reported. The automaker announced earlier this month that President and CEO Fritz Henderson stepped down. Chairman Ed Whitacre took on the CEO role while a search for a new top executive takes place. Executive se...