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U.K. launches temporary worker campaign

February 10, 2009

The United Kingdom launched a GBP1 million (US$1.5 million) campaign on Monday to remind temporary workers of their rights. The campaign will include posters as well as notices in the press, according to the U.K. government. In addition, Business Minister Pat McFadden is writing to more than 13,0...


Tech wages remain flat in fourth quarter

February 10, 2009

Wages for technology professionals remained relatively flat in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to the Yoh index of technology wages released today. The index ended the quarter at a reading of 114.80, compared to a reading of 113.7 in the same period a year ago. Healthcare and telecommunic...


U.K. launches temporary worker campaign

February 10, 2009

The United Kingdom launched a GBP1 million (US$1.5 million) campaign on Monday to remind temporary workers of their rights. The campaign will include posters as well as notices in the press, according to the U.K. government. In addition, Business Minister Pat McFadden is writing to more than 13...


Wells Fargo buying Capital TempFunds

February 9, 2009

Wells Fargo & Company signed a deal to acquire Capital TempFunds, a financial services provider to the staffing industry. Terms of the deal were not announced. Capital TempFunds will become part of Wells Fargo's staffing services group, which provides accounts receivable financing to staffing fir...


New firm acquires Black Letter Discovery

February 9, 2009

Callidus Holdings LLC, a newly formed holding company, acquired Black Letter Discovery, a San Francisco-based provider of legal staffing and outsourcing. Callidus includes staffing industry veteran Joseph Amella and Milestone Partners, a St. Davids PA private equity firm. Callidus formed in the f...


Wells Fargo buying Capital TempFunds

February 9, 2009

Wells Fargo & Company signed a deal to acquire Capital TempFunds, a financial services provider to the staffing industry. Terms of the deal were not announced. Capital TempFunds will become part of Wells Fargo's staffing services group, which provides accounts receivable financing to staffing f...


New firm acquires Black Letter Discovery

February 9, 2009

Callidus Holdings LLC, a newly formed holding company, acquired Black Letter Discovery, a San Francisco-based provider of legal staffing and outsourcing. Callidus includes staffing industry veteran Joseph Amella and Milestone Partners, a St. Davids PA private equity firm. Callidus formed in the...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

February 9, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - Economic indicators update *Most measures show continued, slight improvement in January*But economic indicators still languish in recessionary territory*Initial unemployment claims surge at month's end


Employment index declines at 1974 rate

February 9, 2009

The Conference Board's employment trends index is falling at the fastest rate since the 1974 recession, said Gad Levanon, the organization's senior economist. The index fell 1.0% to 96.6 in January from December's revised figure of 97.5. And it's down 18.6% from a year ago. "Such declines sugge...


Employment index declines at 1974 rate

February 9, 2009

The Conference Board's employment trends index is falling at the fastest rate since the 1974 recession, said Gad Levanon, the organization's senior economist. The index fell 1.0% to 96.6 in January from December's revised figure of 97.5. And it's down 18.6% from a year ago. "Such declines suggest...