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Schwab to hire 500 in Colorado

January 16, 2009

Charles Schawb & Co. Inc. plans to add more than 500 jobs as it expands its operations in Colorado's Douglas County, Governor Bill Ritter announced Thursday. Schwab will phase in the jobs over the next three years starting in mid-2009. TheDenverChannel.com said the jobs will be posted at job fa...


Delta Cos. plan 27% growth for 2009

January 16, 2009

The Delta Companies, a Dallas-based healthcare and finance/accounting staffing firm, said today it estimates 2009 revenue will grow by 27%. The firm plans to add 61 new employees, a 29% increase in headcount, to help fuel the growth. "While the rest of the country is preparing to insulate thems...


Office openings

January 16, 2009

The Judge Group, Modis International and SRA International Inc. announced the openings of new offices. The Judge Group, a Philadelphia-based staffing firm, announced the opening of branches in Santa Clara CA and Harrisburg PA. The Santa Clara office will serve the Silicon Valley. The Harrisburg o...


CEO confidence sinks to new low

January 16, 2009

The Conference Board's measure of CEO confidence sunk in the fourth quarter to its lowest level since it began in 1976, the organization announced today. The measure fell to 24 in the fourth quarter from 40 in the third quarter — its previous low was 29 in the second quarter of 1980. Readings a...


CEO confidence sinks to new low

January 16, 2009

The Conference Board's measure of CEO confidence sunk in the fourth quarter to its lowest level since it began in 1976, the organization announced today. The measure fell to 24 in the fourth quarter from 40 in the third quarter — its previous low was 29 in the second quarter of 1980. Readings abo...


Office openings

January 16, 2009

The Judge Group, Modis International and SRA International Inc. announced the openings of new offices. The Judge Group, a Philadelphia-based staffing firm, announced the opening of branches in Santa Clara CA and Harrisburg PA. The Santa Clara office will serve the Silicon Valley. The Harrisburg...


Latest Staffing Industry Report released

January 16, 2009

The January 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:*The latest revenue forecast for the staffing industry*Update on fourth-quarter mergers & acquisitions*List of staffing's larges...


Beige Book reports layoffs, hiring freezes

January 15, 2009

Most Federal Reserve Districts reported weakening labor market conditions and layoffs, according to the latest U.S. Federal Reserve Beige Book report released Wednesday. Several districts also cited hiring freezes. And the Richmond VA district reported weaker demand for temporary workers. A numbe...


Jobless claims rise again

January 15, 2009

The number of initial jobless claims rose again the week of Jan. 10 after edging down the two previous weeks, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. Initial jobless claims increased 11.5% to 524,000 in the week ended Jan. 10, compared with the previous week, accord...


CareerBuilder survey - healthcare holds up

January 15, 2009

Healthcare remains a bright spot in the employment picture, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.com. It found that 17% of large U.S. healthcare employers (those with 50 or more employees) plan to increase the number of full-time workers in the New Year, 67% plan on making no changes and 16% pl...