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Number of online job ads falls

March 1, 2010

The number of online job ads fell by 66,900 in February following an increase of almost 750,000 over the previous three-month period.

"Although labor demand dipped slightly, the large gains in the last few months have provided a positive sign of a turnaround in employer labor demand," said June Shelp,...

Radia firms rebranding to Advantage

March 1, 2010

Radia Holdings Inc. today rolled out a new brand that includes a name change for the company to Advantage Resourcing.

The Advantage brand will replace all the company's existing brands, which include Technical Aid Corp., Talent Tree Inc., WillStaff Inc. and The Holland Group of Tennessee among others....

Manufacturing's pace of growth slows

March 1, 2010

The Institute for Supply Management's key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing continued its growth in February but at a slower pace than in January.

February's index reading of 56.5 was down from January's reading of 58.4. However, readings of more than 50 indicate expansion.

The employment...

ASA: 2.09 million temps employed

March 1, 2010

An average of 2.09 million temporary and contract workers were employed per day in the U.S. during the fourth quarter of 2009, according to the American Staffing Association's quarterly staffing employment survey released today.

The number is down 15.2% from the fourth quarter of 2008, but it's up 2.2%...

People: MBO Partners

March 1, 2010

MBO Partners named Jay Lash as VP of market strategies. Lash comes to MBO Partners with more than 25 years' experience in human capital and contingent workforce solutions. He most recently served with the Allegis Group. MBO Partners, based in Herndon VA, provides independent contractor compliance and...

Analysts says reverse stock split complete

March 1, 2010

Analysts International Inc. (NASD: ANLYD) said today it completed its five-for-one reverse stock split.

The reverse stock split was aimed at getting the stock price above the $1 per share minimum bid price needed for keeping the stock on the Nasdaq.

Analysts International expected to have 5 million...

Albany's U.S. operations being sold

March 1, 2010

The U.S. operations of the Albany Group, whose U.K. operations were suspended last month, may soon be sold, according to an accounting firm overseeing the liquidation of the U.K. company.

"We're certainly in negotiations at the moment," said John Alexander, a partner at Carter Backer Winter LLP, a London-based...

Homeland Security's contractor use under fire

February 26, 2010

The Department of Homeland Security's ratio of contractors to government employees was questioned on Wednesday by Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-CT, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-ME, in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

The department estimates it has 200,000 contractors working...

Commerce Department raises GDP estimate

February 26, 2010

The U.S. Department of Commerce today released an increased estimate of fourth-quarter 2009 growth in real gross domestic product to 5.9%.

An earlier estimate had put fourth-quarter GDP growth at 5.7%.

GDP had grown by only 2.2% in the third quarter of 2009. It had fallen 0.7% in the second quarter...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

February 26, 2010

The latest research for Staffing Industry Analysts corporate members includes: a listing of the staffing industry's most-frequent acquirers, discussion on the impact of state unemployment tax hikes and a panel commentary on Manpower Inc.'s (NYSE: MAN) acquisition of Comsys It Partners Inc. (NASD: CITP)....