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Full-time hiring for IT plunges in Q4

January 30, 2009

While IT hiring has gone down significantly as we enter 2009, finding the right talent and qualified candidates continues to be a challenge even in a less competitive supply environment, according the findings of a report released by Veritude, a staffing services provider. The research, which w...


President Obama signs Ledbetter Act

January 29, 2009

President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act today, according to news reports. The act will allow workers to sue for pay discrimination based on their most recent paycheck containing discriminatory pay rather than when the discrimination first began.


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

January 29, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - Analysis of Robert Half 4Q08 earnings release *U.S. staffing revenue contracts 21% y/y *"Perm" revenue contracts 35% y/y *1Q09 guidance of total company revenue: 27%-31% contraction y/y INSIGHT - What Obama means for staffing...


Initial jobless claims rise by 0.5%

January 29, 2009

The number of U.S. initial jobless claims rose 0.5% the week ended Jan. 24, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims also rose. There were 588,000 initial claims for unemployment filed, up from the previous week's revised figure of 585,000. In addition,...


Trouble in paradise - contract attorney blog

January 29, 2009

Contract attorneys are taking their cases to the blogosphere, and some have a bitter twist. Staffing Industry Analysts' Senior Research Analyst Tony Gregoire writes on the phenomenon in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


President Obama signs Ledbetter Act

January 29, 2009

President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act today, according to news reports. The act will allow workers to sue for pay discrimination based on their most recent paycheck containing discriminatory pay rather than when the discrimination first began.


Initial jobless claims rise by 0.5%

January 29, 2009

The number of U.S. initial jobless claims rose 0.5% the week ended Jan. 24, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims also rose. There were 588,000 initial claims for unemployment filed, up from the previous week's revised figure of 585,000. In addition...


Robert Half revenue falls 18.9%

January 29, 2009

Fourth-quarter revenue fell 18.9% at Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) to $989.8 million from $1.22 billion in the fourth quarter of the previous year. "Our financial results were impacted in North America and across the globe by very difficult labor markets, which weakened as the quar...


Trouble in paradise - contract attorney blog

January 29, 2009

Contract attorneys are taking their cases to the blogosphere, and some have a bitter twist. Staffing Industry Analysts' Senior Research Analyst Tony Gregoire writes on the phenomenon in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


26% of U.S. workers say they are free agents

January 29, 2009

Approximately a quarter of U.S. workers, 26%, identify themselves as free agents, according to a Web survey by Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA). The survey included 900 adults and Kelly defines the term free agents as workers freelancing with or without the support of a staffing firm, including...