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Manpower revenue drops 32%, but stability seen

April 21, 2009

Manpower Inc.'s (NYSE: MAN) first-quarter revenue fell 32.3% year-over-year amid a dismal global economy, and the company reported a $6.9 million reorganization charge for severances, office closures and consolidations. However, Manpower reported revenue stability in the U.S. and French markets o...


Manpower revenue drops 32%, but stability seen

April 21, 2009

Manpower Inc.'s (NYSE: MAN) first-quarter revenue fell 32.3% year-over-year amid a dismal global economy, and the company reported a $6.9 million reorganization charge for severances, office closures and consolidations. However, Manpower reported revenue stability in the U.S. and French markets...


Tough European economy hits USG revenue

April 21, 2009

European staffing firm USG People reported first-quarter revenue fell 22% year-over-year to euro755.0 (US$997.0 million). The company reported tough economic conditions, but said it's increasing the pace of cost-cutting measures. "We are currently steering a course through a major storm in the Eu...


ClearPoint revenue shrinks amid transition

April 21, 2009

ClearPoint Business Services (OTCBB: CPBR.OB) posted fourth-quarter revenue of almost $2.8 million, down 94.7% from $52.0 million in the year-ago quarter as it transitions its business from providing staffing services to a staffing franchisor and operator its iLabor system, according to a filin...


Staffing, research firm buys Brazilian company

April 20, 2009

Chiltern International Ltd., a United Kingdom-based clinical staffing and research services company, announced it acquired Vigiun, a full-service clinical research organization based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Chiltern employs more than 1,400 people in 28 countries including Europe, the Americas and...


Vendor neutrality - myth, reality or • who cares?

April 20, 2009

Does vendor neutrality matter for a managed service provider or vendor management system? That may depend on who you talk to, Staffing Industry Analysts' Senior Research Analyst Sona Sharma writes in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


HCCA names ex-Staffmark CEO as president

April 20, 2009

HCCA International, a Franklin TN-based healthcare staffing firm, named David Bartholomew as president, the company announced last month. Bartholomew has more than 25 years of experience in the staffing industry, and is former CEO of Staffmark and was 2006 chairman of the American Staffing Associ...


Staffing, research firm buys Brazilian company

April 20, 2009

Chiltern International Ltd., a United Kingdom-based clinical staffing and research services company, announced it acquired Vigiun, a full-service clinical research organization based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Chiltern employs more than 1,400 people in 28 countries including Europe, the Americas and I...


U.S. leading index slips again

April 20, 2009

The Conference Board's U.S. leading index of economic indicators released today fell 0.3% in March after revisions in January's and February's readings, and has not risen in the last nine months. It now stands at 98.1 (2004=100).


U.S. leading index slips again

April 20, 2009

The Conference Board's U.S. leading index of economic indicators released today fell 0.3% in March after revisions in January's and February's readings, and has not risen in the last nine months. It now stands at 98.1 (2004=100).