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Largest, fastest-growing staffing firm survey opens

April 3, 2009

The survey for Staffing Industry Analysts' rankings of largest, fastest-growing and diversity staffing firms is now open. The data collected from this survey will be used to create the following lists:' The largest global staffing firms' The largest U.S. staffing firms' Largest U.S. firms by segm...


Economic index hits 23-week high

April 3, 2009

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index measuring the U.S. economy is improving, according to its latest reading released today. "With [weekly leading index] growth rising to a 23-week high, an upturn in the U.S. growth rate cycle is now in clear sight," said Lakshman Achut...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

April 3, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts INSIGHT- Staffing mergers and acquisitions in 1Q09*14 acquisitions in 1Q09, up from 13 in 4Q08*But activity still well below typical level*Hot: locums, professional, healthcare IT, government


Spherion index - Worker confidence edges up

April 3, 2009

Spherion Corp.'s (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index edged in March to a reading of 41.4. The uptick comes after it reached its lowest level since 1967 with a reading of 40.1 in February. The index's survey found that 68% of U.S. workers in March believed the economy is getting weaker, down fro...


Report - Employers to cut more than they add

April 3, 2009

Employers in both the manufacturing and service sectors plan to cut more jobs than they add in April, according to the leading indicators of national employment report from the Society for Human Resources Management. The report's survey found that 27.2% of service-sector employers plan to cut sta...


Economic index hits 23-week high

April 3, 2009

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index measuring the U.S. economy is improving, according to its latest reading released today. "With [weekly leading index] growth rising to a 23-week high, an upturn in the U.S. growth rate cycle is now in clear sight," said Lakshman Achutha...


Report - Employers to cut more than they add

April 3, 2009

Employers in both the manufacturing and service sectors plan to cut more jobs than they add in April, according to the leading indicators of national employment report from the Society for Human Resources Management. The report's survey found that 27.2% of service-sector employers plan to cut s...


Service-sector activity shrinks at faster pace

April 3, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector shrunk at a faster pace in March than in February, the Institute for Supply Management reported today. Its nonmanufacturing index fell to a reading of 40.8 in March from 41.6 in February. Only index readings above 50 indicate expansion. March's reading...


Service-sector activity shrinks at faster pace

April 3, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector shrunk at a faster pace in March than in February, the Institute for Supply Management reported today. Its nonmanufacturing index fell to a reading of 40.8 in March from 41.6 in February. Only index readings above 50 indicate expansion. March's readi...


Monster index falls four points in March

April 2, 2009

The Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW) employment index fell four points in March to a reading of 118 from its February reading of 122. The index is down 49 points from its year-ago reading in March 2008. "The decline in U.S. online recruitment activity during March was a sober follow-up to Feb...