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Index - IT worker confidence slips

January 14, 2009

Information technology workers' confidence fell in the fourth quarter, according to the IT employee confidence index released by Technisource, a division of Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN). The gauge fell seven points in the fourth quarter to a reading of 40.4. Readings above 50 indicate a positive co...


Index - IT worker confidence slips

January 14, 2009

Information technology workers' confidence fell in the fourth quarter, according to the IT employee confidence index released by Technisource, a division of Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN). The gauge fell seven points in the fourth quarter to a reading of 40.4. Readings above 50 indicate a positive...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

January 14, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT: Healthcare staffing forecast - January update *2009 growth forecast for healthcare reduced to 1.5%*Expected contraction in nurse staffing*Strong growth in locum tenens


1st Choice acquires Staff Right

January 14, 2009

Atlanta-based staffing firm 1st Choice Staffing acquired Staff Right Inc., according to an announcement Tuesday by investment banking firm Houlihan Smith & Co. Inc. Staff Right provides industrial and office/clerical staffing, and has offices in Dallas, Houston and McKinney TX. Terms of the deal...


Sanford Barrows buys accounting staffing firms

January 14, 2009

Sanford Barrows Group, a Hollywood FL-based staffing firm, acquired the Accountants Search and Accountants Express staffing firms. The buy helps expand Sanford Barrows' reach into Palm Beach and Broward counties. It will give the company 52 internal employees and more than $6.5 million in annua...


Corestaff parent replaces top U.S. exec

January 14, 2009

Impellam Group replaced the head of its North American operations, which include Corestaff Services. The Luton, England-based company said its new North American president and CEO will be James Boone. Former President and CEO Steven Drexel resigned and has left the group, according to the company...


Job openings drop by almost 30%

January 13, 2009

The number of U.S. job openings in November dropped by almost 30% year-over-year to 2.8 million, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The job openings rate was 2.0% in November, compared with 2.8% a year ago. The number of hires in November fell by 24% year-over-year to 3.5 milli...


Job openings drop by almost 30%

January 13, 2009

The number of U.S. job openings in November dropped by almost 30% year-over-year to 2.8 million, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The job openings rate was 2.0% in November, compared with 2.8% a year ago. The number of hires in November fell by 24% year-over-year to 3.5 million...


Adecco seeking more mortgage pros

January 13, 2009

Adecco USA said today it's seeking more than 200 mortgage professionals for the Billings MT area despite the tough economy. Part of the world's largest staffing firm, Adecco SA, the company said there's demand for refinancing of homes thanks to lower interest rates. And that is spurring a need...


Orleans fastest, Rock Island's pay hike biggest

January 13, 2009

Orleans Parish in Louisiana, the location of New Orleans, posted the fastest job growth of any large county in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2008, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The number of jobs in Orleans Parish rose 5.6% year-over-year. As far as pay, Rock Island Co...