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Manufacturing activity slows further

December 1, 2008

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing slowed further in November, the Institute for Supply Management reported today. The institute's key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing had a reading of 36.2 in November, down from 38.9 in October. Readings of more than 50 indicate expansion. "...

Contract watch - Harvey Nash, Command Center

November 26, 2008

The Harvey Nash Group PLC, London-based parent company of Harvey Nash USA, said it signed a contract with Alcatel-Lucent AG, a telecommunications company, that will enable it to provide technical services and staffing. Revenue under the contract is expected to be approximately $65 million between...

No Daily News Thursday and Friday

November 26, 2008

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28, because of the Thanksgiving holidays. Look for your next issue on Monday, Dec. 1.

Buyer interest in diversity grows

November 26, 2008

Staffing buyers' interest in using women- and minority-owned staffing firms is growing, according to research from Staffing Industry Analysts. Craig Johnson, senior editor of Staffing Industry Report, writes about this in The Contingent Blog. For the blog, click here.

Claims may soon be filed in Chimes case

November 26, 2008

Legal claims may soon be filed against certain third parties in the bankruptcy case of the Ensemble Chimes Global vendor management system, bankruptcy trustee Howard Ehrenberg said Tuesday. "We're continuing to perform our investigations and I think we're getting pretty close to making claims aga...

Four-week average of jobless claims rises

November 26, 2008

The four-week moving average of seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims rose 2.2% to 518,000 for the week ended Nov. 22 from the previous week's revised average of 507,000, the U.S. Department of Labor announced today. However, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment cl...

Revenue falls 25% at General Employment

November 25, 2008

Fourth-quarter revenue fell 25.1% at General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB) to $3.8 million. The Oakbrook Terrace IL-based staffing firm posted a net loss of $474,000 compared with net income of $344,000 in the fourth quarter of the previous year. "Our fourth-quarter results were adverse...

Slight change to Daily News

November 25, 2008

Staffing Industry Analysts is making a slight change to the Staffing Industry Daily News starting today. Now in order to view the full news item, simply click on the headline.

Allied Healthcare revenue rises 2.4%

November 25, 2008

Allied Healthcare International Inc. (NASD: AHCI) said revenue rose 2.4% in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Sept. 30 to $75.0 million. The healthcare staffing company, which does most of its business in the United Kingdom, said fourth-quarter revenue rose 8.8% in constant currency. The company's...

Randstad buys stake in Japanese firm

November 25, 2008

Randstad Holding NV, one of the world's largest staffing firms, said today it acquired a 10% stake in Japanese staffing firm FujiStaff Holdings Inc. Randstad said it bought the share for euro12.3 million (US$15.6 million). Tokyo-based FujiStaff provides staffing and other services. FujiStaff, a p...