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Eurociett OK with temporary worker regulations

October 27, 2008

Eurociett, the trade group for European staffing firms, backs a decision by the European Parliament to give temporary workers employed through staffing firms the same pay and working conditions as traditionally employed workers. The new rule, known as the agency worker directive, requires the 2...


Jackson CEO proposes new U.S. health plan

October 24, 2008

The CEO of Jackson Healthcare, an Alpharetta-based healthcare staffing firm, issued a proposal this week to revamp the U.S. healthcare system. "Technology now provides us the opportunity to return doctors to the practice of medicine, eliminate the middle man, improve the quality of healthcare and...


Feds reissue 'no-match' rule

October 24, 2008

The Department of Homeland Security reissued its Social Security "no-match" rule for employers Thursday, and said it will seek court approval for the requirement. A federal judge had ordered a preliminary injunction against the rule in October 2007 to prevent it from taking effect. Opponents argu...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

October 24, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - Analysis of Manpower 3Q08 earnings release *Organic revenue down 10% in U.S., down 8% in France*Other EMEA revenue up 6% organically*Fourth quarter guidance of 5% to 7% year-over-year decline in constant currency For the full...


IT workers' confidence rises

October 24, 2008

Information technology worker confidence rose in the third quarter, according to the IT employee confidence index released by Technisource, a division of Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN). The gauge increased 1.5 points to a reading of 47.4 for the third quarter. "Our survey this quarter does not captur...


Synergie buys stake in Dutch firm

October 24, 2008

Synergie SA, a French staffing firm, said it acquired a controlling interest in a Netherlands-based firm called ADR that serves the logistics and transportation industries. ADR has 10 offices and revenue of euro35 million (US$44.9 million). Synergie ranked No. 19 on Staffing Industry Analysts' li...


Jobless claims four-week average falls 0.9%

October 23, 2008

The four-week moving average of initial jobless claims was 480,250, a decrease of 4,500, or 0.9%, from the previous week's revised average of 484,750, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The advance figure for initial unemployment claims was 478,000 for the week ended Oct. 18, up 15,000,...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

October 23, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - European Parliament mandates equality for temps *Requires temps receive same pay, working conditions*Temps would get equal pay on first day, except in the U.K.*EU members have three years to implement rules For the full Brief...


Economy weighs on Robert Half's earnings

October 23, 2008

The economy's woes weighed on Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) during the third quarter. The Menlo Park CA-based staffing firm reported today that third-quarter revenue fell 1.6% to $1.16 billion compared with almost $1.18 billion in the same period last year. "Our third-quarter results...


Financials - CIBER Inc.

October 23, 2008

CIBER Inc. (NYSE: CBR) For the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2008, compared with the same period in the previous year.Revenue: $300.0 million, +12.9%Net income: $7.9 million, +5.5%