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Mass layoffs reach highest levels on record

April 23, 2009

Mass layoffs and their associated initial claims for unemployment benefits reached their highest levels on record in March, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of mass layoffs rose 85.0% year-over-year in March to 2,933, and initial unemployment claims associated with m...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

April 23, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. WEBINAR - Staffing Industry Trends and Outlook - April 2009*An exclusive event for Corporate Members*Video overview of recent staffing trends and research*Includes recent research to help boost your business CITATION - Overview of worke...


Jobless claims rise 4%

April 23, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits rose 4.4% to 640,000 in the week ended April 18 from the previous week's revised number of 613,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 0.7% to 646,750 from the previous week's unrevis...


Robert Half revenue falls 32.8%

April 23, 2009

Robert Half International Inc.'s (NYSE: RHI) first-quarter revenue fell 32.8% year-over-year to $823.3 million amid a difficult economy and pressure on bill rates. First-quarter revenue fell in all the Menlo Park CA-based company's reported divisions with Accountemps, Robert Half's largest divi...


TrueBlue revenue down 30.7%, scaling back

April 23, 2009

TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) reported Wednesday that first-quarter revenue fell 30.7% year-over-year, and the Tacoma WA-based industrial staffing firm said it's scaling back costs to match demand. TrueBlue reported it closed 40 branches in the first quarter, leaving it with 810. The company also red...


Robert Half revenue falls 32.8%

April 23, 2009

Robert Half International Inc.'s (NYSE: RHI) first-quarter revenue fell 32.8% year-over-year to $823.3 million amid a difficult economy and pressure on bill rates. First-quarter revenue fell in all the Menlo Park CA-based company's reported divisions with Accountemps, Robert Half's largest divisi...


Court rules for FedEx in NLRB case

April 22, 2009

A federal court ruled Tuesday that FedEx Home Delivery drivers are independent contactors, not employees. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia overturned a 2007 decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The court's majority opinion cited drivers' abi...


Court rules for FedEx in NLRB case

April 22, 2009

A federal court ruled Tuesday that FedEx Home Delivery drivers are independent contactors, not employees. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia overturned a 2007 decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The court's majority opinion cited drivers' abili...


Big fish in a small pond?

April 22, 2009

Is your staffing firm a big fish in a small pond? Last year, the cutoff for our largest legal staffing firms list was just $25 million. The cutoff for our finance/accounting top firms list was just $50 million. If you're firm is in this size range, don't think you're too small to make it on one o...


Ontario staffing bill moving ahead

April 22, 2009

A bill that would lay out new regulations for staffing firms in Ontario is moving ahead without changes called for by the staffing industry. According to the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services, Bill 139 was ordered earlier this month to go for a third reading in the...