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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...


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 onl...


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,...


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 bet...


People - Jackson Healthcare

January 6, 2009

Jackson Healthcare named Dennis Stockwell as general counsel. Stockwell will be responsible for all legal affairs at the company. He comes to Jackson Healthcare after serving as general counsel of both TurboChef Technologies Inc. and PracticeWorks Inc.


Riverside and Detroit post highest jobless rates

January 6, 2009

The Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area in Southern California and the Detroit area posted the highest jobless rates in November among metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The Riverside and Detroit areas reported jobless...


Service sector activity falls, but not as quickly

January 6, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector declined in December compared with November, but the rate of decline slowed, the Institute for Supply Management reported today. Its nonmanufacturing index rose to a reading of 40.6 in December from November's reading of 37.3. The nonmanufacturing in...


State could have saved $3.5 million on temps

January 6, 2009

The state auditor for North Carolina issued a report today saying five state agencies could have saved up to $3.5 million in the use of temporary workers if they had used an open and competitive bidding process. Auditor Leslie Merritt's report covers approximately $28 million in staffing servic...


State could have saved $3.5 million on temps

January 6, 2009

The state auditor for North Carolina issued a report today saying five state agencies could have saved up to $3.5 million in the use of temporary workers if they had used an open and competitive bidding process. Auditor Leslie Merritt's report covers approximately $28 million in staffing services...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

January 6, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis *SISI rises 4.2% in December; 9 losers; 12 gainers*SISI down 34.9% in 2008; no gainers*Best in 2008: Resources Connection, Worst in 2008: Medical Staffing Network INSIGHT - Staffing merg...