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Manpower survey - Q2 hiring to slow

March 10, 2009

Hiring in the second quarter by U.S. employers will slow considerably compared to the same period last year, according to the employment outlook survey by Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN). The report found that 15% of the 31,800 employers surveyed planned to increase their staff levels in the second q...


Fullcast lowers earnings estimates

March 10, 2009

Fullcast Holdings Co. Ltd., a Tokyo-based staffing company, lowered its revenue estimates for both the first half and its full fiscal year ending Sept. 30. Fullcast cited a rapid decline in economic conditions that began in the second half of its first quarter. The company reduced estimated rev...


City forms own temp pools

March 9, 2009

The city of Garland TX formed its own temporary worker pools to save on money it pays to staffing agencies, The Dallas Morning News newspaper reported. The city has two temporary worker pools — one made up of retired city employees and the other of city residents, the paper said. Garland benefi...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

March 9, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Legal staffing growth update*Lowering 2009 growth forecast from 0.0% to -6.0%*MPS, Hudson, Kelly report double-digit declines for Q4*We estimate 2008 growth of 6.0%


Bill could hurt Ontario staffing firms

March 9, 2009

Legislation to amend Ontario's employment standards act, Bill 139, may hurt staffing firms, according to the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services. "We believe that most of the proposed amendments in the bill are very positive and constructive," Mary McIninch, director...


People - FiveTen, Analysts, Kforce

March 9, 2009

The FiveTen Group, Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANLY) and Kforce Inc. (NASD: KFRC) announced personnel changes. The FiveTen Group, a London-based staffing firm, appointed John Rose as its new chief executive. Rose previously served as chief executive of Kellan Group PLC, whose operations i...


Employment trends index slips again

March 9, 2009

The Conference Board's employment trends index dropped 3.2% to a reading of 91.0 in February from its revised January reading of 94.0. The index is also down 21.7% from a year ago. "Over the past year, the employment trends index has declined faster than at any other time in its 35-year history,...


Employment trends index slips again

March 9, 2009

The Conference Board's employment trends index dropped 3.2% to a reading of 91.0 in February from its revised January reading of 94.0. The index is also down 21.7% from a year ago. "Over the past year, the employment trends index has declined faster than at any other time in its 35-year history...


People - FiveTen, Analysts, Kforce

March 9, 2009

The FiveTen Group, Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANLY) and Kforce Inc. (NASD: KFRC) announced personnel changes. The FiveTen Group, a London-based staffing firm, appointed John Rose as its new chief executive. Rose previously served as chief executive of Kellan Group PLC, whose operations...


Bill could hurt Ontario staffing firms

March 9, 2009

Legislation to amend Ontario's employment standards act, Bill 139, may hurt staffing firms, according to the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services. "We believe that most of the proposed amendments in the bill are very positive and constructive," Mary McIninch, directo...