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People - NurseCore, CHG, Robert Half

August 1, 2008

NurseCore, an Arlington TX-based healthcare staffing firm, named Deborah Lollar as president and CEO. Lollar has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare and staffing industries. Prior to NurseCore, she was general manager for VITAS Healthcare of Texas, and Lollar spend 22 years at Nurs...


BRIEFING -- JULY EMPLOYMENT SITUATION

August 1, 2008

Temp jobs off 29,000Temporary help payrolls fell by 29,000 jobs in July, the 18th monthly reduction in temp jobs out of the last 19 months.  Additionally, the BLS restated downward the temp payroll estimate for June by 6,200 jobs.  On a year-over-year basis, temporary help payrolls were down 8....


Spread your brand name at the grassroots level

August 1, 2008

Staffing firms might go back to school in their search for talent. In The Contingent Blog, Research Analyst Sona Sharma discusses the results of a survey by Staffing Industry Analysts that found colleges and universities were the last places staffing firms turned to find talent. For more, click h...


Spherion index - Worker confidence dips

August 1, 2008

Worker confidence slipped in July, according to the Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index. The measures fell 0.9 of a point to 45.2, its lowest level since tracking began in June 2004. Five percent of U.S. workers believe the economy is getting stronger, down two percentage points...


PEO increases revenue, worksite employees

August 1, 2008

Administaff Inc. (NYSE: ASF) posted an 11.6% increase in second-quarter revenue to $420.5 million from $376.8 million in the same period last year. The Houston-based professional employer organization said revenue was boosted by a 7.2% increase in the average number of worksite employees to 116,1...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

August 1, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - Analysis of Kforce 2Q08 earnings release * Life sciences and government solutions booming* Technology growth stalls; F&A contracts again* Company reports weaker demand from financial institutions For the full Briefing, click...


Synergie revenue rises 8%

August 1, 2008

Synergie SA, a Paris-based staffing firm with operations in Europe and Canada, reported an 8% increase in revenue to euro610 million (US$963.7 million) in the first half of its fiscal year. The company said it's seeing gains with its efforts to focus on outplacement and human resources management...


Monster revenue up, agrees to settle suit

August 1, 2008

Second-quarter revenue rose 9.4% at Monster Worldwide Inc. (NASD: MNST) to $354.3 million, the company announced Thursday. Excluding the influcence of exchange rates, revenue rose 4%, according to the company. Monster said second-quarter net income rose 7.7% to $30.8 million from $28.6 million in...


Gevity looking at 'strategic transactions'

July 31, 2008

Gevity HR Inc. (NASD: GVHR), a Bradenton FL-based professional employer organization, said Wednesday its board has authorized the company to evaluate "strategic transactions" with third parties. The company has also agreed to provide General Atlantic Service Company LLC with information to evalua...


Online job ads down 7.9%

July 31, 2008

The number of U.S. jobs posted online fell 7.9% month-over-month in July to almost 3.9 million, according to The Conference Board's measure of online help-wanted ads. Compared to July 2007, the number of online ads was down 5.4%. "July is typically a slow month in terms of labor demand, but this...