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Now what have we learned from this?

March 12, 2009

What can the current economic malaise teach us? Staffing Industry Analysts Research Associate Han Wong writes on the question in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


Comforce revenue up, but final figures delayed

March 12, 2009

Comforce Corp. (AMEX: CFS), a Woodbury NY-based staffing firm, said it expects to post fourth-quarter revenue of $150 million, up 3.7% year-over-year, and full-year 2008 revenue of $600 million, up 2.3% year-over-year. The company postponed its earnings release originally scheduled for today to p...


Comforce revenue up, but final figures delayed

March 12, 2009

Comforce Corp. (AMEX: CFS), a Woodbury NY-based staffing firm, said it expects to post fourth-quarter revenue of $150 million, up 3.7% year-over-year, and full-year 2008 revenue of $600 million, up 2.3% year-over-year. The company postponed its earnings release originally scheduled for today to...


E-Verify extended through September

March 12, 2009

The federal budget signed by President Obama on Wednesday reauthorized E-Verify through Sept. 30. An amendment to extend it five years didn't make it into the final budget bill. E-Verify is a Web-based service for employers that checks information from I-9 forms against Homeland Security and Soc...


E-Verify extended through September

March 12, 2009

The federal budget signed by President Obama on Wednesday reauthorized E-Verify through Sept. 30. An amendment to extend it five years didn't make it into the final budget bill. E-Verify is a Web-based service for employers that checks information from I-9 forms against Homeland Security and Soci...


Latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts

March 12, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Information technology staffing growth update*4Q08 tough for IT - median public company down 9.5%*Healthcare, security, government verticals outperforming*SIA reaffirms forecast of 8% contraction in 2009


Firms cutting and adding workers

March 12, 2009

Cummins Inc. announced layoffs, including temporary workers. Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale AZ to hire 800 workers. The Cummins engine plant in Rocky Mount NC laid off 210 temporary workers along with 180 full-time employees, the Rocky Mount Telegram newspaper reported Wednesday. T...


Jobless claims rise 1.4%

March 12, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits rose 1.4% to 654,000 in the week ended March 7 from the previous week's revised number of 645,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims rose 1.1% to 650,000 from the previous week's revise...


Wyoming jobless rate rises, but still lowest

March 11, 2009

Wyoming posted the lowest jobless rate among all state in January at 3.7%, up from 3.2% in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Michigan reported the highest unemployment rate among states at 11.6% in January. South Carolina registered the second-highest jobless rate in...


Employee Free Choice Act introduced

March 11, 2009

The Employee Free Choice Act was introduced in the Senate and House on Tuesday. Business groups have blasted the bill, which is backed by labor. The Employee Free Choice Act, which is also known as card check, would allow workers to form a union if a majority sign cards to do so, according to the...