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Average of jobless claims falls 4.9%

January 8, 2009

The four-week moving average of seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims fell 4.9% to 525,750 in the week ended Jan. 3 from the previous week's revised average of 552,750, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. In addition, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment...


Inaugural edition of CWS Daily News

January 8, 2009

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Workforce Strategies Daily News. It is quite likely you have been receiving the Staffing Industry Analysts Daily News, this year we have created a Daily News just for you — buyers of contingent labor. The news will be geared to information you need to imp...


Despite slowdown, 19% want new job

January 8, 2009

Despite the recession, 19% of workers said finding a new job is on their list of New Year's resolutions, according to the 2009 job forecast survey by CareerBuilder.com. Among the reasons for leaving, 49% cited better pay and/or career advancement opportunities as the primary reasons they plan t...


Resources Connection revenue down 7.9%

January 7, 2009

Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) reported revenue fell 7.9% year-over-year to $190.2 million in its fiscal second quarter ended Nov. 29. The Irvine CA-based company — which provides finance and accounting, information technology and legal personnel through its Resources Global Professionals...


Online job ads fall by 507,000

January 7, 2009

The number of U.S. jobs posted online dropped by 507,000 in December to 3.9 million, according to The Conference Board's measure of online help-wanted ads released today. This is the first time since the summer of 2006 that the measure has fallen below 4 million. "The sharp December drop in onlin...


American Staffing Index falls

January 7, 2009

The American Staffing Association's index measuring temporary employment fell to a reading of 81 in the week of Dec. 15 to 21, from 90 in the week of Nov. 10 to 16. The drop in the index indicates a decline in temporary staffing. The index was at 87 in the third week of December 2007. "The increa...


Report says 693,000 jobs lost in December

January 7, 2009

The U.S. lost 693,000 private-sector jobs from November to December on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the national employment report released today by Automatic Data processing Inc. (NYSE: ADP). Today's report includes revisions to its methodology to better accommodate difference betwe...


Resources Connection revenue down 7.9%

January 7, 2009

Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) reported revenue fell 7.9% year-over-year to $190.2 million in its fiscal second quarter ended Nov. 29. The Irvine CA-based company — which provides finance and accounting, information technology and legal personnel through its Resources Global Professiona...


American Staffing Index falls

January 7, 2009

The American Staffing Association's index measuring temporary employment fell to a reading of 81 in the week of Dec. 15 to 21, from 90 in the week of Nov. 10 to 16. The drop in the index indicates a decline in temporary staffing. The index was at 87 in the third week of December 2007. "The incr...


Stephen James Associates buys Stafford Paige

January 7, 2009

Stephen James Associates announced it acquired Stafford Paige LLC, a Bridgewater NJ-based executive search firm specializing in finance and accounting, effective Monday. Terms of the deal were not announced. Stafford Paige will take on the Stephen James brand. Stafford Paige provides retained, co...