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February 13, 2009

The February issue of the Staffing Industry Report newsletter is now available in PDF format. To download a copy, click here. Top stories from this month's issue include:*List of staffing firms interested in acquiring other firms*What's different about high-performing firms?*What could Obama Admi...


People - Robert Half, ADP

February 13, 2009

Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) and Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASD: ADP) announced new board members. Robert Half reported that Robert Pace was elected to its board of directors. Pace is an advisory director at Goldman Sachs. ADP said Linda Gooden was elected to its board of dire...


Fourth-quarter mass layoffs highest since 1995

February 13, 2009

Extended mass layoffs in the fourth quarter reached their highest level since 1995, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. There were 3,140 mass layoffs in the fourth quarter with 508,859 workers separated from their jobs for at least 31 days. Manufacturing firms reported 1,103 mass...


Forecasters - GDP to see bigger decline

February 13, 2009

Economists estimated greater contraction in real gross domestic product, increases in the jobless rate and more job losses, according to the first quarter 2009 Survey of Professional forecasters released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. However, they expect real GDP will grow...


Allegis renames U.K. engineering, IT operations

February 13, 2009

The Allegis Group announced that it renamed its engineering, professional and information technology staffing operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland. They had operated under the Allegis Group brand name, but the engineering and professional staffing division was rebranded under the Aerote...


Forecasters - GDP to see bigger decline

February 13, 2009

Economists estimated greater contraction in real gross domestic product, increases in the jobless rate and more job losses, according to the first quarter 2009 Survey of Professional forecasters released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. However, they expect real GDP will grow ag...


Time to stick it to staffing firms?

February 13, 2009

Now may be the time when staffing buyers stick it to staffing firms, but is that a wise idea? Staffing Industry Analysts' Director of Research Analysis Jon Osborne writes on the relationship between staffing firms and buyers during this troubled economic time in The Contingent Blog. For the ful...


Bankruptcy attorneys among those in demand

February 12, 2009

Bankruptcy/foreclosure and patent prosecution attorneys are among the most in-demand workers in the legal field this year, according to the 2009 salary guide from Robert Half Legal, the legal staffing division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). For law firms, bankruptcy/foreclosure...


Good news - Little Sunday dread

February 12, 2009

Few workers (9%) dread the starting of a new work week, according to the American workplace insights survey by Adecco Group North America. It found that 21% are excited to get going, while 41% are happy to have a job. Another 26% were indifferent.


Bankruptcy attorneys among those in demand

February 12, 2009

Bankruptcy/foreclosure and patent prosecution attorneys are among the most in-demand workers in the legal field this year, according to the 2009 salary guide from Robert Half Legal, the legal staffing division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). For law firms, bankruptcy/foreclosure at...