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Survey -- Willingness to migrate for work on the rise

June 24, 2008

A recent survey reveals growing acceptance of the global economy among the workforce worldwide. According to a Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) study, "Borderless Workforce," which surveyed nearly 28,000 employers across 27 countries and territories, 31% of employers worldwide are concerned about the i...


Franchisor continues to grow

June 24, 2008

SearchPath International, a Cleveland-based franchisor of talent acquisition professional services firms, opened 60 offices in its first two and a half years and reported significant increases in office revenue during the first quarter of 2008.The average monthly billing activity of active SPI...


Older workers go the extra mile

June 23, 2008

Companies need to more carefully consider older workers as part of their hiring plans, says a new survey by Sirota Survey Intelligence, a market research firm.Sirota's research reveals that older workers bring a higher level of satisfaction, pride, and willingness to go the "extra mile" to thei...


ClearPoint raises $12 million in investment

June 23, 2008

ClearPoint Business Resources Inc. (NASD: CPBR), a provider of workforce management solutions, has obtained new capital of $12 million from ComVest Capital LLC in the form of a $9 million term loan (before an original issue discount of $1 million) and a $3 million revolving credit facility. In...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

June 23, 2008

Here is a list of research reports released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts.BRIEFING — Geographic staffing growth updateBy our estimates, non-U.S. staffing revenue growth materially outpaced U.S. revenue growth on a constant currency basis in 1Q08 versus the year earlier. For four of fo...


Mass layoffs spike in May

June 23, 2008

The number of mass layoff actions rose sharply in May, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In May, employers took 1,626 mass layoff actions, up 318 from the prior month. The number of workers involved totaled 171,387, seasonally adjusted, an...


Monster forms alliances with newspapers

June 23, 2008

Monster (NASD: MNST) today announced that it has forged several partnerships with newspapers around the country to increase points of distribution and brand presence in targeted regions.  Monster has launched co-branded recruitment Web sites with The Columbus Dispatch, Milwaukee Journal Sentin...


South Dakota, Wyoming post lowest jobless

June 20, 2008

South Dakota and Wyoming posted the lowest jobless rates among all states in May at 2.9% each, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The two states posted the lowest jobless rate among states in April as well at 2.6% each. Michigan again registered the highest unemployment rate amon...


People - Corestaff, Bartech, Addison, SThree

June 20, 2008

Corestaff promoted D.D. Hulsey-Carpenter to VP and general manager of the company's South Texas region. In addition, the company promoted Kristi Johnson to VP of national sales support. Both Hulsey-Carpenter and Johnson have more than 20 years' experience in the staffing industry. The Bartech Gro...


Index - Economy remains on recession track

June 20, 2008

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index level measuring the U.S. economy fell to 132.6 for the week ended June 13 from the prior period's level of 132.9. Lower index levels indicate a slower economy. The index's growth rate, derived from a moving average, contracted 5.8% for...