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Blog: Temp training

June 3, 2010

Roughly a year ago, in May 2009, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration over the death of a temporary worker. For the full blog, click here.

IT survey: 81% to raise or maintain staffing

June 3, 2010

Some 81% of information technology leaders are expected to increase or keep their IT staffing levels the same over the next six months, according to a survey by TEKsystems and the Inavero Institute.

Temporary IT hiring is expected to slightly outpace permanent IT hiring over the next six months, and...

Jobless claims fall by 10,000

June 3, 2010

U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended May 29 fell by 10,000, or 2.2%, to 453,000 from the previous week's revised number, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The Associated Press reported the decline nearly matches analysts' estimates.

The number of initial claims...

Service sector activity and employment rise

June 3, 2010

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector continued to post growth in May, and there was good news for employment, according to the Institute for Supply Management.

The institute's nonmanufacturing index's May reading of 55.4 was unchanged from March and April. Index readings of more than 50 indicate...

Allegis names leader of international operations

June 3, 2010

Allegis Group named Chris Hartman to lead its international operations. Chad Lane will replace Hartman as president of Allegis Group Services, an operating company within the Allegis Group family of companies.

Allegis Group Services' offerings include managed services programs, recruitment process outsourcing...

Monster index posts highest growth since 2007

June 3, 2010

The Monster Worldwide Inc. employment index of online job demand rose one point in May to a reading of 134, but it was up 16 points over May 2009 -- the highest year-over-year growth since April 2007.

"The sustained expansion of job opportunities, especially in some large industries is encouraging,"...

Growth in online job ads pauses in May

June 2, 2010

After a steep rise in April, the number of online job ads was unchanged in May, according to The Conference Board's measure of online job ads released today.

The number of online job ads was approximately 4.15 million, unchanged from April.

"After the large 223,000 April increase in online advertised...

Jobless rates lowest in Oklahoma City, Washington

June 2, 2010

The Oklahoma City and Washington DC metropolitan areas posted the lowest jobless rates, 5.9% each, among U.S. metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The New Orleans metropolitan area registered the next-lowest unemployment rate at...

Survey: 9% of execs plan Q3 professional hiring

June 2, 2010

Nine percent of executives plan to increase professional staff in the third quarter while 6% anticipate declines, according to the professional employment report survey released today by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). The net 3% increase is down from the prior quarter's forecast.

The survey...

People: Randstad US, Excelerate, Harvey Nash USA

June 2, 2010

Randstad US named Jim Link as managing director of human resources. Prior to Randstad US, Link most recently served as general manager of human resources at Porsche Cars North America for eight years. Before joining Porsche, Link was director of human resources at The Pillsbury Company for eight years....