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Staffing firms, others settling in Chimes case

November 6, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

A number of staffing firms and others have settled claims from the bankruptcy of Ensemble Chimes Global, the former vendor management system that filed for bankruptcy in January 2008. But a significant number remain outstanding.

The claims involve monies paid out by Chimes back to 90 days before it...


Canadian employment slips by 43,200, Ontario bill now in place

November 6, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

Employment in Canada fell by 43,200 jobs in October, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. Most of the losses were in part-time employment, which fell by 59,700. That more than offset job gains of 16,500 in full-time employment.

Canada's unemployment rate rose...


U.S. adds temp jobs in October

November 6, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

U.S. temporary help payrolls rose by 33,700 jobs in October, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The temporary employment category actually started adding jobs in August when employment increased by 3,200, according to revised numbers...


Staffing firms, others settling in Chimes case

November 6, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

A number of staffing firms and others have settled claims from the bankruptcy of Ensemble Chimes Global, the former vendor management system that filed for bankruptcy in January 2008. But a significant number remain outstanding.

The claims involve monies paid out by Chimes back to 90 days before it...


InVentiv's clinical segment revenue falls 4%

November 5, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

InVentiv Health Inc. (NASD: VTIV) said third-quarter revenue in its clinical segment -- which includes clinical research staffing and outsourcing -- fell 4% on a year-over-basis to $53.8 million. Lower demand for permanent placement and contract staffing led to the decline, the company said.

Companywide...


Adecco revenue falls 27%, but sees improvement

November 5, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

Adecco SA announced third-quarter revenue fell 27.1% to euro3.72 billion (US$5.43 billion) from euro5.10 billion in the same period last year. But the world's largest staffing firm said things are looking up.

"Market conditions have improved during the third quarter, especially in general staffing,"...


Analysts International revenue down 51%

November 5, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

Third-quarter revenue fell 50.7% at Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANYL) to $30.9 million from $62.6 million in the third quarter of 2008.

Gross margin improved to 19.1% in the third quarter from 18.8% in the year-ago quarter. The increase came as it exited lower margin lines of business and accounts,...


Monster online jobs index rises one point

November 5, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

The Monster Worldwide Inc. employment index rose one point to a reading of 120 in October from a reading of 119 in September. The index is still down 20% on a year-over-year basis, but the decrease is the most moderate annual rate of decline since October 2008.

"The rise in the October index, along...


Monster online jobs index rises one point

November 5, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

The Monster Worldwide Inc. employment index rose one point to a reading of 120 in October from a reading of 119 in September. The index is still down 20% on a year-over-year basis, but the decrease is the most moderate annual rate of decline since October 2008.

"The rise in the October index, along...


Comforce revenue slips 7%, PrO rises

November 5, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

Third-quarter revenue fell 6.5% at Comforce Corp. (AMEX: CFS) to $139.7 million from $149.4 million in the third quarter of 2008.

Revenue rose 3.0% on a year-over-year basis in Comforce's PrO Unlimited division, a provider of vendor management services and payrolling services, due to an increase in...