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People - Mastech, Command Center

April 29, 2009

Mastech Holdings Inc. (AMEX: MHH) announced President and CEO Steven Shangold has resigned. Command Center Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI.OB) replaced its chief financial officer. Mastech, a Pittsburgh-based information technology staffing firm, named Sunil Wadhwani, the company's co-founder and co-chairman,...


Barrett revenue slips 22.8%

April 29, 2009

Barrett Business Services Inc. (NASD: BBSI) reported a 22.8% year-over-year decline in first-quarter revenue to $51.1 million. The Vancouver WA-based company said first-quarter staffing revenue fell 32.9% to $24.0 million from $35.8 million in the year-ago quarter. Barrett's first-quarter profe...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

April 29, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Hottest (and coldest) metro markets update*Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC still king of the hill*Metros near Phoenix, Detroit and Las Vegas continue to struggle*New to the bottom: Charlotte, New York and Silicon Valley


Barrett revenue slips 22.8%

April 29, 2009

Barrett Business Services Inc. (NASD: BBSI) reported a 22.8% year-over-year decline in first-quarter revenue to $51.1 million. The Vancouver WA-based company said first-quarter staffing revenue fell 32.9% to $24.0 million from $35.8 million in the year-ago quarter. Barrett's first-quarter profess...


CIBER revenue down 12.2%

April 29, 2009

First-quarter revenue fell 12.2% year-over-year to $258.5 million at information technology solutions and staffing company CIBER Inc. (NYSE: CBR). The Greenwood Village CO-based company's first-quarter net income fell 28.0% to $4.3 million from $5.9 million in the first quarter of 2008. CIBER Inc...


MPS revenue falls 24.4%, but slight pickup seen

April 29, 2009

MPS Group Inc. (NYSE: MPS) announced first-quarter revenue fell 24.4% year-over-year to $429.4 million amid a tough economy. However, CEO Timothy Payne said sales are showing some improvement in the second quarter. "As we enter the second quarter, we are somewhat encouraged that sales activity...


Canadian staffing revenue up 10.8% in 2007

April 28, 2009

Canadian staffing revenue rose 10.8% in 2007 from 2006, according to numbers released today by Statistics Canada. Staffing industry operating revenue was C$8.90 billion (US$9.08 billion based on the Dec. 31, 2007 exchange rate) in 2007 compared with C$8.03 billion in 2006, according to Statistics...


Heidrick revenue down 41.8%, plans more cuts

April 28, 2009

Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) reported first-quarter net revenue fell 41.8% year-over-year to $89.1 million as the number of executive searches confirmed fell 38.4%. The executive search firm also announced a $13.4 million restructuring charge for the quarter, and plans m...


Consumer confidence rises

April 28, 2009

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index rose in April to its highest reading so far this year, the organization reported today. The index increased to 39.2 in April (1985=100), up from 26.9 in March. "Consumer Confidence rose in April to its highest reading in 2009, driven primarily by...


Consumer confidence rises

April 28, 2009

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index rose in April to its highest reading so far this year, the organization reported today. The index increased to 39.2 in April (1985=100), up from 26.9 in March. "Consumer Confidence rose in April to its highest reading in 2009, driven primarily by a...