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IT employee confidence up

July 24, 2009


The IT Employee Confidence Index increased 6.1 points to 45.8 in the second quarter of 2009, according to a recent survey commissioned by Technisource, the technology placement division of Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN). The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, indicates that overall confidence levels...

Resources Connection CEO steps down

July 24, 2009

Irvine CA-based professional staffing and services firm Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) today announced that President and CEO Thomas Christopoul has resigned from his positions at the request of the board. Christopoul will no longer be a member of the company's board. This change is to take...

Names in the news

July 24, 2009

Sanford Rose Associates, Guidant Group, and Mastech Holdings have recently made new hires and promotions.

John Wang has been named managing director of Sanford Rose Associates - Minneapolis, one of several new Sanford Rose Associates executive search offices opening in recent months, and bringing...

Medfinders to lend a hand to Texas

July 24, 2009

Texas Health Resources and Medfinders Inc. have formed a joint venture designed to help Texas Health hospitals improve patient care by recruiting and retaining quality nurses and allied healthcare professionals. Medfinders, the parent company of Nursefinders.

The joint venture, operating as Texas...

Contract watch - Monarch Staffing, Analysts International

July 24, 2009

Both Monarch Staffing and Analysts International announced deals this week.

Analysts International Corporation (ANLY) announced that it won a three-year criminal justice contract in Alabama. The contract with the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center is for the enhancement of its existing systems...

More E-Verify Mistakes

July 23, 2009

Some illegal immigrants with stolen Social Security numbers are able to gain clearance for employment in the United States even after being checked through the federal government's pioneering online E-Verify system, senators and the Migration Policy Institute warned this week.

The senators, led by Chuck...

Earnings: TrueBlue

July 23, 2009

TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) reported Wednesday that second-quarter revenue fell 33% year-over-year to $247 million, above the $229 million consensus estimate according to Reuters Estimates. The Tacoma WA-based industrial staffing firm reported it closed 36 branches in the first quarter.

Same branch revenue...

Mature Workforce an Opportunity for Staffing

July 23, 2009

A new CareerBuilder survey offers insight into the mature workforce, and how they are handling the recession.

Twenty-eight percent of workers age 55 and older who were laid off in the last 12 months found new jobs, the lowest of all age groups. This compares to 71 percent of those ages 25 to 34. A new...

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report Update

July 23, 2009

In the week ending July 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 554,000, an increase of 30,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 524,000. The 4-week moving average was 566,000, a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week's revised average of 585,000.

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

July 23, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts:

INSIGHT - Largest U.S. IT Temporary Staffing Firms
  • 35 companies make $100m cut, comprising 54% of market
  • Aerotek, the largest, makes up 12% of market
  • IT providers are relatively concentrated
INSIGHT - Largest U.S. Finance &...