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Jobless claims fall by 7,000

May 6, 2010

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended May 1 fell by 7,000, or 1.6%, to 444,000 from the previous week's revised figure, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.

Last week's number was revised up to 451,000 from 448,000.

The four-week moving average of claims...

Comforce revenue up 4%, PrO up 19%

May 6, 2010

Comforce Corp. (AMEX: CFS) reported first-quarter revenue rose 4.2% on a year-over-year basis, and revenue in its PrO Unlimited division rose 19.1%.

The Woodbury NY-based firm said first-quarter revenue rose to $143.8 million from $138.0 million in the same period last year.

Comforce reported its PrO...

Monster index's jump highest since July 2007

May 6, 2010

The Monster Worldwide Inc. employment index of online job demand in April posted its biggest increase since July 2007.

The index rose eight points in April from March to a reading of 133. The reading is 13 points above its year-ago level.

"The positive momentum in the index is consistent with other...

Report: Bombing suspect was temp at one point

May 5, 2010

The suspect in the New York car bombing attempt, Faisal Shahzad, at one time worked as a temporary worker, according to news reports.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Shahzad worked for Accountants International. He later worked for a nonstaffing firm that provided marketing services.

To go to The...

Ciber first-quarter revenue rises

May 5, 2010

First-quarter revenue at Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR) rose 1.6% from the year-ago quarter to $262.7 million. The Greenwood CO-based firm, which provides information technology solutions and staffing, said revenue fell 1.4% on a constant currency basis.

Gross margin narrowed to 24.9% in the first quarter from...

Nelson Family of Companies names new CEO

May 5, 2010

The Nelson Family of Companies, a Sonoma CA-based staffing firm, named Catherine Candland as its CEO effective May 1. Candland takes over the CEO role from founder Gary Nelson, who will remain chairman.

Candland's experience includes founding a staffing firm called Advantage in 1985. That company was...

Is your company a big fish in a small pond?

May 5, 2010

This is your chance to get noticed! You may think your business is too small to make it on our "buyer shopping lists," but if your business is concentrated in a particular niche you may qualify after all. Take this quick survey to find out. The opportunity to be added to these lists was extended but...

Medfinders promotes chief operating officer

May 5, 2010

Medfinders Inc. promoted Christian Rutherford to chief operating officer of travel operations and physician staffing. In addition, Rutherford will serve on Medfinders' board of directors.

Rutherford previously served as president of Medfinders' physician staffing business units -- Linde Healthcare (locum...

ADP report: U.S. added 32,000 jobs in April

May 5, 2010

The U.S. added an estimated 32,000 nonfarm, private sector jobs in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s (NYSE: ADP) monthly employment report released today.

In addition, the report revised its estimate of jobs in March to an increase of 19,000 from a decline...

Lie-detecting brain scan set for staffing case

May 5, 2010

Wired.com reported that a Brooklyn attorney representing a temporary worker is using a lie-detecting brain scan for the first time in a U.S. court in a case where temporary worker claims she was denied assignments because she complained about sexual harassment on one assignment.

The brain scan is being...