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Manpower takes loss despite revenue increase

October 21, 2008

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) reported a 7.0% increase in third-quarter revenue, including a 3.5% increase in U.S. revenue. However, a goodwill and intangible asset impairment charge related to a 2004 acquisition in its Right Management outplacement division, cut into the bottom line. The company pos...


British agency accuses staffing firms

October 21, 2008

The United Kingdom's Office of Fair Trading raised allegations of price fixing and illegal collective boycott against eight staffing firms that provide construction staffing in that country. The exact nature of the alleged legal breaches is confidential at this point, but the alleged incidents to...


Contract Watch - Guidant, USG, Jark

October 20, 2008

Guidant Group Inc., a Houston-based managed services provider, announced it landed a contract to manage the contingent labor program at the University of Southern California. USG People, a European staffing firm, said its Start People division and Jark Recruitment, a United Kingdom-based staffing...


People

October 20, 2008

Robert Mulberger, president of NRI Staffing Resources, will receive the American Staffing Association's Leadership Hall of Fame award on Oct. 23, the association announced. Mulberger will also be honored during the opening of the association's Staffing World show taking place this week in San Die...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

October 20, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Staffing buyer survey: customer satisfaction, perception, loyalty *Staffing buyers becoming much more satisfied, loyal*But still use contingents reluctantly*Buyers report use of contingents saves median 17% of total company ex...


Leading index up 0.3%

October 20, 2008

The Conference Board's U.S. leading index of economic indicators rose 0.3% in September, its first increase in five months, and now stands at 100.6 (2004 base level = 100). However, weakness among the leading indicators has remained widespread over the last six months. Based on revised data, the...


October's marketing blog - social networking

October 20, 2008

Staffing Industry Analysts' VP of Marketing Hinda Chalew discusses social networking and two social networking groups Staffing Industry Analysts has begun on Linked In. For the full blog, click here.


Administaff cites increase in worksite employees

October 17, 2008

Administaff Inc. (NYSE: ASF), the largest professional employer organization in terms of net revenue, said today the number of worksite employees it served in the third quarter rose 6.1% from the third quarter of last year and totaled 119,389. The Houston-based company also said it expects gross...


Median third-quarter wage is $720

October 17, 2008

Full-time workers in the United States had weekly median earnings of $720 in the third quarter of 2008, up 3.6% from the third quarter of last year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Full-time workers over 25 years old without high school diplomas had weekly median earnings of $...


PEO puts off public offering

October 17, 2008

SOI, a Charlotte NC-based professional employer organization, shelved plans to go public, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing on Oct. 10 said the company was withdrawing its request for registration of stock because of unfavorable market conditions....