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Report takes issue with temp nurse quality

December 8, 2009

The quality of nurses provided by some temporary nurse staffing firms was taken to task in a report by a nonprofit journalism organization called ProPublica. Titled "Temp firms a magnet for unfit nurses," the report said some nurse staffing companies aren't doing adequate background checks, and...


Korn/Ferry revenue falls 26%

December 8, 2009

Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) reported fee revenue fell 26.0% on a year-over-year basis to $140.1 million in its fiscal second quarter ended Oct. 31. The Los Angeles-based executive search firm, however, said fee revenue increased 20.0% compared with the first fiscal quarter. The nu...


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...


Report takes issue with temp nurse quality

December 8, 2009

The quality of nurses provided by some temporary nurse staffing firms was taken to task in a report by a nonprofit journalism organization called ProPublica. Titled "Temp firms a magnet for unfit nurses," the report said some nurse staffing companies aren't doing adequate background checks, and...


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...