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Jobless claims up, 4-week average unchanged

January 22, 2009

The number of U.S. initial jobless claims climbed higher the week ended Jan. 17, while the four-week moving average was unchanged, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. Initial unemployment claims increased 11.8% to 589,000 in the week ended Jan. 17, compared with...


Kelly revenues falls 13.3%, posts loss

January 22, 2009

Fourth-quarter revenue fell 13.3% at Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) to $1.28 billion from $1.48 billion in the same period last year. The Troy MI-based staffing firm also posted a fourth-quarter net loss of $88.8 million. Revenue fell across much of the company's commercial and professional...


Weekly median wage up 4%

January 22, 2009

The weekly median wage for full-time U.S. workers was $728 in the fourth quarter of 2008, up 4% from the fourth quarter of 2007, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Full-time workers over 25 years old without high school diplomas had a weekly median wage of $459 compared with $6...


Kelly revenues falls 13.3%, posts loss

January 22, 2009

Fourth-quarter revenue fell 13.3% at Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) to $1.28 billion from $1.48 billion in the same period last year. The Troy MI-based staffing firm also posted a fourth-quarter net loss of $88.8 million. Revenue fell across much of the company's commercial and professional li...


Weekly median wage up 4%

January 22, 2009

The weekly median wage for full-time U.S. workers was $728 in the fourth quarter of 2008, up 4% from the fourth quarter of 2007, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Full-time workers over 25 years old without high school diplomas had a weekly median wage of $459 compared with $619...


USG people announces cuts

January 22, 2009

USG People, an Almere, Netherlands-based staffing firm, announced today it will cut 540 full-time positions and close 93 branches in France, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands. The reduction in employees will be achieved, through a large extent, by natural attrition, the company said. The Fren...


Jobless claims up, 4-week average unchanged

January 22, 2009

The number of U.S. initial jobless claims climbed higher the week ended Jan. 17, while the four-week moving average was unchanged, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. Initial unemployment claims increased 11.8% to 589,000 in the week ended Jan. 17, compared with t...


USG people announces cuts

January 22, 2009

USG People, an Almere, Netherlands-based staffing firm, announced today it will cut 540 full-time positions and close 93 branches in France, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands. The reduction in employees will be achieved, through a large extent, by natural attrition, the company said. The French...


Survey - Average IT salary rises amid recession

January 21, 2009

The average salary for information technology workers rose 4.6% over the past year to $78,035 despite the crumbling economy, according to an annual survey released today by Dice Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DHX), operator of the Dice.com job board for IT professionals. IT workers in Charlotte NC receiv...


ClearPoint signs interim COO deal

January 21, 2009

ClearPoint Business Resources Inc. (OTCBB: CPBR.OB), signed a deal with XRoads Solutions Group LLC to provide a chief operating officer and other services to the company, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Brian Delle Donne, a principal at XRoads, will serve...