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Empresaria revenue up 40.5% with acquisitions

March 31, 2009

United Kingdom-based staffing firm the Empresaria Group PLC posted a 40.5% increase in revenue to GBP207.7 million (US$300.7 million) for full-year 2008. Acquisitions and disposals added GBP41.5 million to revenue. 2008 gross margin narrowed to 24.8% from 28.7% in the previous year. Empresaria re...


Consumer confidence index roughly flat

March 31, 2009

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index was roughly flat in March after falling to an all-time low in February, the organization reported today. The index stands at 26.0 (1985=100), up from 25.3 in February. "Apprehension about the outlook for the economy, the labor market and earnings...


Official took $1.9 million in bribes from staffing firms

March 31, 2009

A senior investigator with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development pleaded guilty Monday to accepting almost $1.9 million in bribes from at least 20 owners and operators of temporary staffing firms as well as tax evasion, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Distri...


Where staffing isn't plummeting

March 31, 2009

Where is staffing still relatively strong in this bleak economic environment? Staffing Industry Analysts Director of Research and Analysis Jon Osborne maps out those areas in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

March 30, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Staffing industry forecast: March update*2009 staffing industry growth projection lowered to -12.7%*2009 growth projection for temporary help lowered to -10.4%*Healthcare staffing gets largest downgrade INSIGHT - Commercial st...


U.K. tax change may mean fewer temps

March 30, 2009

A change in United Kingdom tax law taking effect Wednesday, April 1, would increase the amount of tax some staffing buyers pay for temporary workers. And the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, the trade group for staffing in the U.K., estimates that 150,000 temporary jobs could be at risk....


Correction

March 30, 2009

Impellam Group PLC named Sue Holub as its vice president of marketing for North America; she was incorrectly identified as vice president.


Online job-ad numbers - Declines slowing?

March 30, 2009

Declines in labor demand may be slowing, according to The Conference Board's measure of online help-wanted ads released today. The number of U.S. jobs posted online fell by 100,000 in March to approximately 3.2 million after having fallen by only 6,600 in February, according to the measure. How...


Fastest, largest survey coming

March 30, 2009

The survey for Staffing Industry Analysts' lists of largest and fastest-growing staffing firms will open on Friday, April 3. Information from the survey will also be used for listing of largest global staffing firms, largest diversity staffing firms and lists of firms by segment.


Awards

March 30, 2009

Staffing firms and executives recently receiving awards included Janice Bryant Howroyd, president and CEO of Act-1 Group; Adecco Group North America; Sonu Ratra, co-founder and president of Akraya Inc.; Allegis Group Services; and SkillStorm. The president and CEO of Act-1 Group, Janice Bryant Ho...