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Monster index edges up one point

April 1, 2010

The Monster Worldwide Inc. employment index of online job demand rose one point in March to a reading of 125. The one point gain follows an increase of 10 points in February.

"We're encouraged by the positive uptick in the index in the past two months," said Jesse Harriott, senior VP and chief knowledge...

Economy: Jobless claims down, manufacturing up

April 1, 2010

Initial unemployment claims fell in the U.S. fell during the week ended March 27. Separately, business activity in the manufacturing sector gained momentum in March, according to an Institute for Supply Management report.

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended...

ZeroChaos revenue rises more than 12%

April 1, 2010

ZeroChaos, a privately held Orlando-based staffing firm, announced full-year 2009 revenue rose by 12% to more than $725 million.

"The challenging economy sharpened our focus at ZeroChaos as we aggressively pursued savings measures for clients in our core business and looked for new opportunities to...

New CEO joining Futurestep

April 1, 2010

Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) named Byrne Mulrooney as CEO of its Futurestep division.

Mulrooney previously served as president and chief operating officer of Flynn Transportation Services, a third-party logistics company. His other experience prior to Futurestep includes leading SFN Group's...

Corporate Resources announces staffing buy

April 1, 2010

Corporate Resources Services Inc. (OTCBB: ACBT.OB) announced it struck a deal to acquire certain operations of GT Systems Inc., including GT's clerical, information technology and administrative staffing operations.

The purchase price is approximately $3 million in cash, and the anticipated closing...

Blog: Last pitch for cafeteria-style benefits

April 1, 2010

Cafeteria-style benefits might make sense for staffing firms now that healthcare reform has passed, Staffing Industry Analysts VP of Research Jon Osborne writes in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

Resources Connection revenue down 20%

April 1, 2010

Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) reported revenue fell 19.7% to $125.3 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Feb. 27 compared with the same period a year ago. Third-quarter revenue rose 3.1% compared with the second quarter.

The Irvine CA-based firm said its U.S. revenue fell 15.0% on a year-over-year...

People: Harvey Nash, Sanford Rose

April 1, 2010

Harvey Nash USA, an information technology services and staffing firm, promoted Andy Bookless to director, government services. Bookless will relocate to Washington DC from London to open a new office and head up services for the federal and state government markets. Bookless previously managed the...

Temp firm operator pleads guilty to bribes

April 1, 2010

A Philadelphia temporary employment agency operator pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribing a senior investigator with the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey reported.

The temporary firm operator, Thuan Nguyen, 38, of Philadelphia,...

Office openings: CHG, Harvey Nash USA

March 31, 2010

CHG Healthcare Services, a healthcare staffing firm, opened a new learning center at its Salt Lake City headquarters with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on hand for a ribbon cutting. The 3,000-square-foot learning center will provide sales and leadership training for CHG's 1,100 internal employees and also...