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No Daily News Thursday and Friday

December 24, 2008

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published Thursday, Dec. 25, and Friday, Dec. 26, because of the Christmas holidays. Look for your next issue on Monday, Dec. 29.


SHRM sues to stop E-Verify mandate

December 24, 2008

The Society for Human Resource Management and other groups filed suit Tuesday to stop a rule that will require federal contractors and subcontractors to use the Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify system. E-Verify is a Web-based service for employers that checks information from I-9 forms...


It's the long lines, stupid

December 23, 2008

Long holiday lines at stores can mean lost sales. Retailers could solve the problem by using more temporary workers, Jon Osborne, director of research and analysis at Staffing Industry Analysts, writes in The Contingent Blog. For the blog, click here.


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 23, 2008

Here is a Citation to research on the staffing industry. CITATION - Flexible employment data for 29 countries *OECD's estimate of contingent workers by country*Variety of labor market indicators also available*Especially useful for comparing different geographies


Most lawyers turn to networks for support staff

December 23, 2008

When looking for legal support professionals, 51% of lawyers turn to networking or use a referral from a friend or peer, according to a survey by Robert Half Legal, the legal staffing division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). The second most-used method (21%) was going through a sta...


USG gets OK for protective preference shares

December 23, 2008

USG People, an Amsterdam-based staffing firm, said its shareholders today approved the creation of protective preference shares. Such shares could help protect the company against takeover attempts. "The executive board believes the measure can strengthen USG People's negotiating position should...


Third-quarter real GDP down in final estimate

December 23, 2008

Third-quarter real gross domestic product fell at an annual rate of 0.5%, according to a final estimate released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The final estimate is unchanged from an earlier estimate in November. Fourth-quarter real GDP is also expected to fall, according to the Surve...


Manpower says revenue lower than expected

December 22, 2008

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), one of the largest staffing firms, said today that revenue fell more than expected in the first two months of the fourth quarter. And the company said it will take a restructuring charge in the fourth quarter over employee cuts and office closures. Manpower said it prev...


Utah is fastest-growing U.S. state

December 22, 2008

Utah was the fastest-growing U.S. state in the 12 months ended July 1, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. Utah's population increased 2.5% to 2.7 million. Arizona ranked as the second fastest-growing state with its population rising 2.3%. It was followed by Texas, North Carolina and Colorado....


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 22, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. Special Report - 2008 Staffing buyers survey: Insights into staffing clients' actions, plans and key decision drivers*Longest-running CW buyer survey reveals 5-year trends*70-page fact-filled report; results cut by industry, skill*Buyer...