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Canada loses 82,600 jobs in February

March 13, 2009

Canada lost 82,600 jobs in February, and its unemployment rate rose to 7.7% from January's reading of 7.2%, Statistics Canada reported today. More than half of the job losses came from the construction industry, which shed 43,200 jobs. However, manufacturing added 24,700 jobs in February with foo...


Medical Staffing Network revenue down 20.6%

March 13, 2009

Fourth-quarter revenue at Medical Staffing Network Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MNSW.PK) fell 20.6% to $113.7 million as demand eroded amid the recession. The Boca Raton FL-based healthcare staffing firm reported it closed 20 per diem locations in October and cut employment headcount during the quarte...


Volt staffing revenue falls 11.8% amid recession

March 13, 2009

Net staffing sales at Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE: VOL) fell 11.8% year-over-year to $425.0 million in the company's fiscal first quarter ended Feb. 1. The New York-based firm said the economic downturn hurt revenue with customers laying off workers and imposing hiring freezes. First-q...


People - Eliassen Group, Sapphire

March 13, 2009

The Eliassen Group and Sapphire Technologies announced personnel changes. The Eliassen Group, a technology, consulting and training firm, named Larry Hemley as chief marketing officer. Hemley previously served as chief marketing officer for On Assignment Inc. (NASD: ASGN). The Eliassen Group al...


Medical Staffing Network revenue down 20.6%

March 13, 2009

Fourth-quarter revenue at Medical Staffing Network Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MNSW.PK) fell 20.6% to $113.7 million as demand eroded amid the recession. The Boca Raton FL-based healthcare staffing firm reported it closed 20 per diem locations in October and cut employment headcount during the quarter....


Executive Forum starts, follow the Tweet

March 13, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts' Executive Forum starts today in Miami. Whether you're there in person for the forum or not, find out what we are doing and what is going on at the conference by following us at www.twitter.com/execforum.You can also follow our strategic services group by following Dian...


Volt staffing revenue falls 11.8% amid recession

March 13, 2009

Net staffing sales at Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE: VOL) fell 11.8% year-over-year to $425.0 million in the company's fiscal first quarter ended Feb. 1. The New York-based firm said the economic downturn hurt revenue with customers laying off workers and imposing hiring freezes. First-qua...


Latest Staffing Industry Report released

March 12, 2009

The March issue of the Staffing Industry Report newsletter is now available in PDF format. To download a copy, click here. Top stories from this month's issue include:*20 industries where employment is still booming*Fourth-quarter financials*Sizing of the marketing/creative staffing segment


Miami Tweet - Follow the Executive Forum

March 12, 2009

If you're at Staffing Industry Analysts' Executive Forum next week in Miami, or you couldn't make it, find out what we are doing and what is going on at the conference, by following us at www.twitter.com/execforum.You can also follow our strategic services group by following Diana Gabriel at www....


Jobless claims rise 1.4%

March 12, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits rose 1.4% to 654,000 in the week ended March 7 from the previous week's revised number of 645,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims rose 1.1% to 650,000 from the previous week's revised...