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Weekly jobless claims down 8%

April 16, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 8.0% to 610,000 in the week ended April 11 from the previous week's revised number of 663,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 1.3% to 651,000 from the previous week's revised...


Auditor - Staffing contracts cost extra $9 million

April 15, 2009

A report said Kentucky's Department of Mental Health could have saved as much as $9 million if it had hired 468 contract nursing services employees directly instead of going through agencies. The report by the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts said the state paid staffing firms $42 million du...


Auditor - Staffing contracts cost extra $9 million

April 15, 2009

A report said Kentucky's Department of Mental Health could have saved as much as $9 million if it had hired 468 contract nursing services employees directly instead of going through agencies. The report by the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts said the state paid staffing firms $42 million duri...


Survey - Medical groups' doctor turnover down

April 15, 2009

Physician turnover fell 6.1% in 2008 from 6.7% in 2007, according to a survey of American Medical Group Association members produced by the association and Cejka Search, the physician search division of healthcare staffing firm Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN). The top reasons for turno...


Survey - Medical groups' doctor turnover down

April 15, 2009

Physician turnover fell 6.1% in 2008 from 6.7% in 2007, according to a survey of American Medical Group Association members produced by the association and Cejka Search, the physician search division of healthcare staffing firm Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN). The top reasons for tur...


Fewer hiring new college grads

April 15, 2009

More than half, 54%, of companies still plan to hire 2009 college graduates, down from last year's 59% who planned to hire new college grads, according to MonsterTRAK, a division of Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW). However, the rate of decline between 2009 and 2008 is less steep than the decre...


Fewer hiring new college grads

April 15, 2009

More than half, 54%, of companies still plan to hire 2009 college graduates, down from last year's 59% who planned to hire new college grads, according to MonsterTRAK, a division of Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW). However, the rate of decline between 2009 and 2008 is less steep than the dec...


Real earnings post little change for month

April 15, 2009

Real average weekly earnings were little changed in March from February, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Average weekly earnings of production and nonsupervisory workers on private payrolls was $614.20 in March, after seaso...


Real earnings post little change for month

April 15, 2009

Real average weekly earnings were little changed in March from February, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Average weekly earnings of production and nonsupervisory workers on private payrolls was $614.20 in March, after sea...


Largest, fastest and diversity lists reminder

April 14, 2009

Just a reminder, the survey for the lists of largest, fastest-growing and diversity staffing firms is set to close Friday. Thanks again to all the staffing firms that have already taken part. Data collected from this survey will be used to create the following lists:' The largest global staffing...