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U.S. adds temp jobs in October

November 6, 2009

U.S. temporary help payrolls rose by 33,700 jobs in October, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The temporary employment category actually started adding jobs in August when employment increased by 3,200, according to revis...


Staffing firms, others settling in Chimes case

November 6, 2009

A number of staffing firms and others have settled claims from the bankruptcy of Ensemble Chimes Global, the former vendor management system that filed for bankruptcy in January 2008. But a significant number remain outstanding. The claims involve monies paid out by Chimes back to 90 days before...


InVentiv's clinical segment revenue falls 4%

November 5, 2009

InVentiv Health Inc. (NASD: VTIV) said third-quarter revenue in its clinical segment -- which includes clinical research staffing and outsourcing -- fell 4% on a year-over-basis to $53.8 million. Lower demand for permanent placement and contract staffing led to the decline, the company said. Com...


Adecco revenue falls 27%, but sees improvement

November 5, 2009

Adecco SA announced third-quarter revenue fell 27.1% to euro3.72 billion (US$5.43 billion) from euro5.10 billion in the same period last year. But the world's largest staffing firm said things are looking up. "Market conditions have improved during the third quarter, especially in general staffi...


Analysts International revenue down 51%

November 5, 2009

Third-quarter revenue fell 50.7% at Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANYL) to $30.9 million from $62.6 million in the third quarter of 2008. Gross margin improved to 19.1% in the third quarter from 18.8% in the year-ago quarter. The increase came as it exited lower margin lines of business an...


Monster online jobs index rises one point

November 5, 2009

The Monster Worldwide Inc. employment index rose one point to a reading of 120 in October from a reading of 119 in September. The index is still down 20% on a year-over-year basis, but the decrease is the most moderate annual rate of decline since October 2008. "The rise in the October index, al...


Monster online jobs index rises one point

November 5, 2009

The Monster Worldwide Inc. employment index rose one point to a reading of 120 in October from a reading of 119 in September. The index is still down 20% on a year-over-year basis, but the decrease is the most moderate annual rate of decline since October 2008. "The rise in the October index, al...


Comforce revenue slips 7%, PrO rises

November 5, 2009

Third-quarter revenue fell 6.5% at Comforce Corp. (AMEX: CFS) to $139.7 million from $149.4 million in the third quarter of 2008. Revenue rose 3.0% on a year-over-year basis in Comforce's PrO Unlimited division, a provider of vendor management services and payrolling services, due to an increase...


RCM Technologies revenue falls 13%

November 5, 2009

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD: RCMT) reported third-quarter revenue fell 13.3% to $44.8 million from $51.6 million in the third quarter of last year. "Revenue in the third quarter for our information technology and general support services groups remained sluggish due, in part, to a continued weak...


Comforce revenue slips 7%, PrO rises

November 5, 2009

Third-quarter revenue fell 6.5% at Comforce Corp. (AMEX: CFS) to $139.7 million from $149.4 million in the third quarter of 2008. Revenue rose 3.0% on a year-over-year basis in Comforce's PrO Unlimited division, a provider of vendor management services and payrolling services, due to an increase...