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Self-employed boost Canadian employment level

May 8, 2009

The number of people employed in Canada rose by 35,900 to almost 16.9 million in April amid an increase in self-employment, Statistics Canada reported today. Those reporting themselves self-employed rose by 37,000 while the number of people employed by others fell by 1,100. Canada's unemploymen...


Spherion index - Worker confidence on rise

May 8, 2009

Spherion Corp.'s (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index rose 4.0 points month-over-month in April to 45.4 as more workers believed the economy is getting stronger. "This month's employee confidence index has reached its highest level in 2009, which is similar to other U.S. confidence measures issu...


AMN revenue falls 15%, cites stabilization

May 8, 2009

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm, reported first-quarter revenue fell 15.0% year-over-year to $249.6 million. The company reported signs of stabilization in travel nurse orders and some growth in allied healthcare. However, it announced fewer n...


Spherion index - Worker confidence on rise

May 8, 2009

Spherion Corp.'s (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index rose 4.0 points month-over-month in April to 45.4 as more workers believed the economy is getting stronger. "This month's employee confidence index has reached its highest level in 2009, which is similar to other U.S. confidence measures is...


Medical Staffing Network revenue down 32%

May 8, 2009

First-quarter revenue fell 32.1% year-over-year at Medical Staffing Network Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MNSW.PK) to $98.6 million. "Weak hospital volumes and, in some cases, declining admissions have caused hospitals to focus more intently on reducing variable costs, including temporary staffing," sai...


Medical Staffing Network revenue down 32%

May 8, 2009

First-quarter revenue fell 32.1% year-over-year at Medical Staffing Network Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MNSW.PK) to $98.6 million. "Weak hospital volumes and, in some cases, declining admissions have caused hospitals to focus more intently on reducing variable costs, including temporary staffing," s...


Economic index posts further improvement

May 8, 2009

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index measuring the U.S. economy continued its improving trend, according to its latest reading today. "The level of the [weekly leading index] is fast approaching a six-month high, making it increasingly likely that the U.S. recession will...


Self-employed boost Canadian employment level

May 8, 2009

The number of people employed in Canada rose by 35,900 to almost 16.9 million in April amid an increase in self-employment, Statistics Canada reported today. Those reporting themselves self-employed rose by 37,000 while the number of people employed by others fell by 1,100. Canada's unemployment...


Mastech revenue down 18%

May 7, 2009

Pittsburgh-based information technology staffing firm Mastech Holdings Inc. (AMEX: MHH) announced first-quarter revenue fell 17.7% year-over-year to $20.6 million. "The recession continued to impact our operations during the first quarter of 2009," said interim CEO Sunil Wadhwani. "While the de...


Economy pulls Comforce revenue down 8%

May 7, 2009

First-quarter revenue fell 8.1% year-over-year at Comforce Corp. (AMEX: CFS) to $138.0 million. Revenue suffered mainly because of the declining global economy, management reported. Comforce reported first-quarter revenue in its human capital management services segment, which includes PRO Unlimi...