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Employment trends index: Job gains 'imminent'

December 7, 2009

The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index rose in November for the fourth month in a row and job gains appear "imminent." The index stands at 90.8, up 1.8% from October's revised level. "The very small number of job losses in November was to be expected given the increase in the employ...


U.S. adds 52,400 temp jobs in November

December 4, 2009

U.S. temporary help payrolls rose by 52,400 jobs in November from October, continuing an upward trend that began in August, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Also, the bureau revised up the number of temporary jobs gained...


U.S. adds 52,400 temp jobs in November

December 4, 2009

U.S. temporary help payrolls rose by 52,400 jobs in November from October, continuing an upward trend that began in August, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Also, the bureau revised up the number of temporary jobs gained...


Economic index's growth slips, level still high

December 4, 2009

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index measuring the U.S. economy still indicates improvement despite a decline in its growth rate. The growth rate for the weekly leading index was 23.4% in the week ended Nov. 27, down from 24.2% in the prior period. However, the index leve...


USG People announces new CEO

December 4, 2009

USG People NV today announced plans to appoint Herman van Campenhout as CEO effective March 1. Van Campenhout has worked at Reed Elsevier since 2001 and presently serves as CEO of its science and technology division. He has also held various posts at Royal Dutch Shell Group from 1984 to 2001. Fo...


USG People announces new CEO

December 4, 2009

USG People NV today announced plans to appoint Herman van Campenhout as CEO effective March 1. Van Campenhout has worked at Reed Elsevier since 2001 and presently serves as CEO of its science and technology division. He has also held various posts at Royal Dutch Shell Group from 1984 to 2001. Fo...


Canada adds 79,100 jobs

December 4, 2009

Canada added 79,100 jobs in November from October, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. Canada's unemployment rate edged down to 8.5% in November from 8.6% in October. Of the jobs gained in November, 38,600 were full-time jobs and 40,400 were part-time. M...


Canada adds 79,100 jobs

December 4, 2009

Canada added 79,100 jobs in November from October, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. Canada's unemployment rate edged down to 8.5% in November from 8.6% in October. Of the jobs gained in November, 38,600 were full-time jobs and 40,400 were part-time. M...


Economic index's growth slips, level still high

December 4, 2009

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index measuring the U.S. economy still indicates improvement despite a decline in its growth rate. The growth rate for the weekly leading index was 23.4% in the week ended Nov. 27, down from 24.2% in the prior period. However, the index leve...


Service sector falls back in November

December 3, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector contracted in November following two previous months of expansion, according to the Institute for Supply Management's nonmanufacturing index released today. The two previous months of expansion had followed a year of contraction for the index. And eco...