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Initial jobless claims jump

December 24, 2008

The four-week moving average of initial jobless claims rose 2.5% to a seasonally adjusted 558,000 in the week ended Dec. 20 from the previous week's revised average of 544,250, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Total initial jobless claims (not the four-week average) jumped 5.4% to a s...


Pomeroy restating reports for three years

December 24, 2008

Pomeroy IT Solutions Inc. (NASD: PMRY), a Hebron KY-based information technology services and staffing firm, said it will restate its financial statements for its last three fiscal years. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Pomeroy said the restatements are coming becaus...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 24, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts and citations to research from other organizations. INSIGHT - Temporary employee turnover *Temporary/Contract employee turnover down to 284% in 2007*Increasing length of assignment drives decrease in turnover*Length of assignment varies...


AMN names new board member

December 24, 2008

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS) named Michael Johns, M.D., to its board of directors. Johns is chancellor of Emory University in Atlanta. Prior to becoming chancellor, he led the Woodruff Health Sciences Center at Emory University from 1996 to 2007. Johns also serves on the board of John...


No Daily News Thursday and Friday

December 24, 2008

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published Thursday, Dec. 25, and Friday, Dec. 26, because of the Christmas holidays. Look for your next issue on Monday, Dec. 29.


SHRM sues to stop E-Verify mandate

December 24, 2008

The Society for Human Resource Management and other groups filed suit Tuesday to stop a rule that will require federal contractors and subcontractors to use the Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify system. E-Verify is a Web-based service for employers that checks information from I-9 forms...


It's the long lines, stupid

December 23, 2008

Long holiday lines at stores can mean lost sales. Retailers could solve the problem by using more temporary workers, Jon Osborne, director of research and analysis at Staffing Industry Analysts, writes in The Contingent Blog. For the blog, click here.


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 23, 2008

Here is a Citation to research on the staffing industry. CITATION - Flexible employment data for 29 countries *OECD's estimate of contingent workers by country*Variety of labor market indicators also available*Especially useful for comparing different geographies


Most lawyers turn to networks for support staff

December 23, 2008

When looking for legal support professionals, 51% of lawyers turn to networking or use a referral from a friend or peer, according to a survey by Robert Half Legal, the legal staffing division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). The second most-used method (21%) was going through a sta...


USG gets OK for protective preference shares

December 23, 2008

USG People, an Amsterdam-based staffing firm, said its shareholders today approved the creation of protective preference shares. Such shares could help protect the company against takeover attempts. "The executive board believes the measure can strengthen USG People's negotiating position should...