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Kellan Group names new CEO

April 16, 2009

Kellan Group PLC, a United Kingdom-based staffing firm, appointed Ross Eades as its new chief executive officer. Eades comes to Kellan Group from InterQuest Group PLC. Eades has also served as CEO of MPS Group International PLC. Kellan provides information technology, accounting, hospitality, l...


Your biggest marketing mistake of the year •

April 16, 2009

... would be to skip participating in Staffing Industry Analysts' annual staffing firm rankings. Staffing Industry Analysts' Director of Research and Analysis Jon Osborne writes in The Contingent Blog about what will be ranked and how staffing firms can take part. For the full blog, click here.


Beige Book - U.S. labor market still weak

April 16, 2009

Labor market conditions remain weak, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve Beige Book released Wednesday. Staffing firms in several Federal Reserve districts reported demand for workers remained sluggish. Staffing firms in the Dallas district reported clients not renewing contracts on current per...


Beige Book - U.S. labor market still weak

April 16, 2009

Labor market conditions remain weak, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve Beige Book released Wednesday. Staffing firms in several Federal Reserve districts reported demand for workers remained sluggish. Staffing firms in the Dallas district reported clients not renewing contracts on current p...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

April 16, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Outplacement growth update*Outplacement projected to grow 20% in 2009*Key driver: layoffs running 33% higher year-over-year*CEOs see no end in sight for downsizings


Report - Yahoo seeking to sell HotJobs

April 16, 2009

The Financial Times reported that Yahoo.com is planning to sell its HotJobs employment Web site. The Financial Times cited people familiar with the company's plan as the source for the story. Yahoo bought the site in 2001 for $436.0 million, according to the report.


Report - Yahoo seeking to sell HotJobs

April 16, 2009

The Financial Times reported that Yahoo.com is planning to sell its HotJobs employment Web site. The Financial Times cited people familiar with the company's plan as the source for the story. Yahoo bought the site in 2001 for $436.0 million, according to the report.


Weekly jobless claims down 8%

April 16, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 8.0% to 610,000 in the week ended April 11 from the previous week's revised number of 663,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 1.3% to 651,000 from the previous week's revised...


Auditor - Staffing contracts cost extra $9 million

April 15, 2009

A report said Kentucky's Department of Mental Health could have saved as much as $9 million if it had hired 468 contract nursing services employees directly instead of going through agencies. The report by the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts said the state paid staffing firms $42 million du...


Auditor - Staffing contracts cost extra $9 million

April 15, 2009

A report said Kentucky's Department of Mental Health could have saved as much as $9 million if it had hired 468 contract nursing services employees directly instead of going through agencies. The report by the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts said the state paid staffing firms $42 million duri...