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Lexakos acquires IT staffing operation

December 3, 2008

Lexakos Consulting LLC, a company that focuses on legal compliance areas, announced Tuesday it acquired assets of The Wilson Group, an information technology staffing firm, including its recruiting team. Terms of the deal were not announced. The acquisition adds to Lexakos' specialties, which inc...


Number of online job ads falls 1.6%

December 3, 2008

The number of U.S. jobs posted online fell by 70,200, or 1.6%, in November to 4.4 million, according to The Conference Board's measure of online help-wanted ads. "Online advertised vacancies began slipping in mid-2007, some six months before the official beginning of the recession, and are now at...


U.S. service sector slows further

December 3, 2008

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector in November decreased at a quicker rate than in October, according to the Institute for Supply Management. Its nonmanufacturing index fell to a reading of 37.3 in November from 44.4 in October. Readings above 50 indicate expansion.


Kforce buys government IT services firm

December 3, 2008

Kforce Inc. (NASD: KFRC) said Tuesday it acquired dNovus RDI, a privately held supplier of information technology services to the federal government and state of Texas. Kforce is paying $38 million for San Antonio-based dNovus. "We believe this step is a significant enhancement of the Kforce foot...


Staffing index falls in November

December 3, 2008

In November, the American Staffing Association's index measuring temporary employment fell to a reading of 90 from October's reading of 94. The index's decline points to a decrease in temporary and contract staffing during November. "The increase in demand for temporary and contract employees tha...


ADP report - U.S. loses 250,000 jobs

December 3, 2008

The U.S. lost 250,000 private-sector nonfarm jobs from October to November on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the national employment report released today by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NYSE: ADP). In the goods-producing sector, 158,000 jobs were lost in November, according to the...


Report - Two-thirds of firms to scale back hiring

December 3, 2008

A survey by online job board operator Dice Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DHX) found that two-thirds of U.S. employers and recruiters (67%) plan to scale back hiring plans in the next six months. It also found that one-third believe layoffs are likely. Back in June, a similar survey found that only 52% pla...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 3, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Nurse staffing growth update *Two to eight week assignments - one of hottest areas in nurse staffing*Weak Q4 expected for nurse staffing due to weak economy*Demand varies by geography For the full Insight, click here. CITATION...


CIOs' hiring plans steady, CFOs still adding staff

December 2, 2008

Hiring plans of U.S. chief information officers are holding steady for the first quarter, according to one of two surveys released by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). The other survey found that chief financial officers will continue to add staff, but at a slower rate than projected in...


Bureau says U.S. in recession

December 2, 2008

The National Bureau of Economic Research said Monday the United States entered into a recession after the economy peaked in December 2007. That month marked the end of an expansion that began in November 2001. A traditional definition of a recession calls for two consecutive quarters of contracti...