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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...


Worker trampled at Wal-Mart was a temp

December 2, 2008

The worker at a Wal-Mart in Long Island who died after being trampled by shoppers when the store opened the day after Thanksgiving was a temporary worker employed through an employment agency, The Associated Press reported. The man, Jdimytai Damour, was doing maintenance work at the store. The As...


California area registers highest jobless rate

December 2, 2008

The Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area in Southern California recorded the highest jobless rate in October, 9.5%, among metropolitan areas with a population of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The Washington DC metropolitan area, which includes Arlington a...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 2, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - PEO staffing growth update *Performance of PEO services remains stratified*Some firms see recovery in California; weakness in Southwest continues*Administaff, ADP expect strong growth in 4Q08 despite challenging environment Fo...


TAC pays misclassified workers back overtime

December 2, 2008

TAC Worldwide said today back overtime wages of approximately $1.9 million will be paid to 970 workers that were inadvertently misclassified as "computer professionals," a category exempt from overtime. The Dedham MA-based technical staffing firm said the payment came as part of a consent agreeme...