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Spherion revenue falls 26.1%

April 30, 2009

Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN) reported first-quarter revenue fell 26.1% year-over-year to $425.9 million. "Over the last two quarters, unprecedented numbers of jobs lost in the economy resulted in significant reductions in customer demand," said President and CEO Roy Krause. Industrial staffing reve...


General Employment revenue falls 36.4%

April 30, 2009

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB) reported revenue fell 36.4% year-over-year to $2.5 million in its fiscal second quarter ended March 31. The Oakbrook Terrace IL-based staffing firm posted a second-quarter net loss of $1.1 million compared with a net loss of $523,000 in the same per...


Spherion revenue falls 26.1%

April 30, 2009

Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN) reported first-quarter revenue fell 26.1% year-over-year to $425.9 million. "Over the last two quarters, unprecedented numbers of jobs lost in the economy resulted in significant reductions in customer demand," said President and CEO Roy Krause. Industrial staffing re...


Monster index for Canada down 19 points

April 30, 2009

The Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW) employment index for Canada fell 19 points to a reading of 99 in the first quarter. It's down 50 points year-over-year. "Canadian employers are continuing to show caution about staffing levels at this time and we are seeing the impact of that across the coun...


Comsys revenue down 11.3%

April 30, 2009

Revenue fell 11.3% year-over-year in the first quarter at Comsys IT Partners Inc. (NASD: CITP) to $162.7 million. The Houston-based information technology staffing firm reported decreases in billable hours, but said the trend appears to be leveling off. "Billable hours in the first quarter were...


Jobless claims fall 2.2%

April 30, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 2.2% to 631,000 in the week ended April 25 from the previous week's revised number of 645,000. The four-week moving average of claims fell 1.7% to 637,250 from the previous week's revised average of 648,000.


Comsys revenue down 11.3%

April 30, 2009

Revenue fell 11.3% year-over-year in the first quarter at Comsys IT Partners Inc. (NASD: CITP) to $162.7 million. The Houston-based information technology staffing firm reported decreases in billable hours, but said the trend appears to be leveling off. "Billable hours in the first quarter were d...


NACCB becomes TechServe Alliance

April 29, 2009

The National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses has changed its name to TechServe Alliance. The organization is a trade group of information technology services companies.


Sun's healthcare staffing revenue falls 7.5%

April 29, 2009

Sun Healthcare Group Inc. (NASD: SUNH) reported first-quarter revenue in its medical staffing services segment fell 7.5% to $27.9 million from $30.2 million in the same period last year. Irvine CA-based Sun operates several healthcare businesses including CareerStaff Unlimited. It posted total...


MPS revenue falls 24.4%, but slight pickup seen

April 29, 2009

MPS Group Inc. (NYSE: MPS) announced first-quarter revenue fell 24.4% year-over-year to $429.4 million amid a tough economy. However, CEO Timothy Payne said sales are showing some improvement in the second quarter. "As we enter the second quarter, we are somewhat encouraged that sales activity ap...