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General Employment revenue falls 32%

January 26, 2010

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB) reported revenue fell 31.7% on a year-over-year basis to $2.0 million in its fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 31, 2009.

The Oakbrook Terrace IL-based staffing firm posted a first-quarter net loss of $589,000 compared with a net loss of $776,000 in the same...

Survey says economy improving, but slowly

January 25, 2010

The U.S. economy continues to improve at a slow rate, and more companies plan to add jobs, according to the latest industry survey released today by the National Association for Business Economics.

"NABE's January 2010 industry survey provides new evidence that the U.S. recovery from the Great Recession...

People: Staffing Industry Analysts

January 25, 2010

Staffing Industry Analysts named Bryan Peña as director of contingent workforce strategies and research. In addition to providing guidance to the CWS Council, Peña's responsibilities have been expanded to include developing and implementing the company's North American buyer research agenda and conference...

Manpower CEO joins Federal Reserve board

January 25, 2010

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) Chairman and CEO Jeff Joerres was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's board through 2011.

Board directors are picked to represent a cross-section of the economy including consumers, industry, agriculture, the service sector, labor and commercial banks.

The board...

Contract watch: Ciber

January 25, 2010

Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR) said its Ciber Federal division was part of a team that won a contract to provide technology services at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville AL. Ciber will provide more than 60 people over a period of five years and will...

Executive search more upbeat about 2010

January 25, 2010

Ninety-one percent of executive search consultants worldwide hold a neutral or positive outlook for the search business in 2010, according to the Association of Executive Search Consultants member outlook survey for December released today.

Seventy-seven percent expect revenue to increase in 2010.


Albany claims U.K. difficulties don't affect U.S. operations

January 22, 2010

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The Albany Group said its U.S. and other operations outside the United Kingdom are not affected by recently reported difficulties with its U.K. bank and payments to contractors and staffing agencies.

This week U.K.-based Recruiter magazine reported that Albany Group apologized for any inconvenience...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

January 22, 2010

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The Daily News represents a small portion of the information and research Staffing Industry Analysts provides. The latest research out today for corporate members includes a complete collection of Staffing Industry Analysts' lists released in 2009.

INSIGHT - The 2009 Book of Lists: A complete collection...

Michigan jobless rate edges down, still highest

January 22, 2010

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Michigan's jobless rate edged down to 14.6% in December from 14.7% in November, but Michigan still posted the highest unemployment rate among states, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Nevada reported the second-highest unemployment rate in states in December at 13.0%. The Silver State's...

Canadian Employment Insurance rolls fall 0.9%

January 22, 2010

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The number of people receiving Canadian Employment Insurance jobless benefits fell by 7,330, or 0.9%, in November to 795,940, Statistics Canada reported today.

The number is down from its peak of 829,300 in June 2009.

In Ontario, the number of beneficiaries fell by just 0.2% in November to 274,550....