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23% to add staff in fourth quarter

October 2, 2008

In the fourth quarter, 23% of employers plan to add full-time staff, according to a study by CareerBuilder.com and USA today. The number represents a slight decline from the companies' report for the third quarter. The fourth-quarter report also found that 10% of employers plan to cut staff, and...


Contract watch - MPS Group

October 2, 2008

MPS Group Inc.'s (NYSE: MPS) Modis information technology staffing division was awarded vendor status by the University of Michigan Medical Center of Information Technology for its project management office. Modis will be one of three vendors to help fill all levels of IT positions on a contract,...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

October 2, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis *SISI falls 7.1% in September; 19 firms down, 2 up *Global turmoil from financial services permeates the broader economy *Cross Country Healthcare is biggest boost to SISI, Manpower is b...


People

October 2, 2008

Kforce Inc. (NASD: KFRC) promoted Andrew Wilkinson to market president of the company's Northern California operations. He was previously market VP for Northern California. Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN) named Greg Eierman as VP of operations for its recruitment process outsourcing services division....


Adecco renews Olympic program

October 2, 2008

Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, extended its contract with the International Olympic Committee for the "IOC Athlete Career Programme" aimed at getting Olympic athletes jobs both during and after their athletic careers. Adecco will now work with the International Olympic Committee on...


Hurricanes add 45,000 to jobless claims

October 2, 2008

The advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 497,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The effects of hurricanes Gustav and Ike added approximately 45,000 claims, according to the department. The four-week moving average of initial jobless claims was 474,...


Staffing index edges up

October 1, 2008

The American Staffing Association's index measuring temporary employment edged up in September to 97 from 96 in August. However, the index is down 11 points in September from the same period in 2007. The index measures changes in the number of temporary and contract employees both weekly and mont...


ADP report says U.S. lost 8,000 jobs

October 1, 2008

The U.S. lost 8,000 private-sector nonfarm jobs in September, on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the national employment report released today by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NYSE: ADP). However, the number does not reflect the strike of 27,000 machinists at The Boeing Co. and job lo...


GW Premier becomes Radia International

October 1, 2008

Dedham MA-based staffing organization GW Premier America Inc. changed its name to Radia International effective today. The name change comes as the firm's majority shareholder, Tokyo-based Goodwill Group Inc., changed its own name to Radia Holdings Inc. GW Premier America ranks as the 14th larges...


Number of online job ads down 4.7%

October 1, 2008

The number of U.S. jobs posted online fell to approximately 4.4 million in September, a drop of 215,600, or 4.7% from August, according to seasonally adjusted numbers from The Conference Board's measure of online help-wanted ads. Compared to September 2007, the number of online ads fell 6.2%. "Al...