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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...

Economy - GDP contracts, but confidence rises

November 25, 2008

Real gross domestic product declined more steeply in the third quarter, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported today. But consumer confidence edged up by one measure. Real GDP contracted at an annual rate of 0.5% in the third quarter, according to a preliminary estimate. The decline is bigger t...

Acquisitions change your company

November 25, 2008

The question of what happens to brands when companies are acquired is covered by Hinda Chalew, Staffing Industry Analysts' head of marketing and interactive services, in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

Temp numbers fall in ASA survey

November 24, 2008

The number of U.S. temporary workers fell in the third quarter in the sharpest drop since the 2001-2002 recession, the American Staffing Association reported today. Staffing firms employed an average of 2.7 million temporary and contract workers per day in the third quarter, down 11.8% from the t...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

November 24, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Commercial staffing growth update *Commercial staffing double-digit downdraft accelerates in 3Q*Office/clerical as expected, guidance affirmed: 8% 2009 decline projected*Industrial deteriorates, guidance to be lowered in comin...

Manpower going forward in Vietnam with deal

November 24, 2008

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) said it struck a three-year deal with Vietnam's Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs to jointly develop labor information systems, forecast labor market needs and identify the labor requirements of Vietnamese enterprises. The partnership will include organizing...

International results - Radia, Olympia, Proffice

November 24, 2008

Radia Holdings Inc., a Tokyo-based firm that provides staffing and other services, and two European staffing firms, Proffice and Olympia Flexgroup AG, posted earnings results. Radia Holdings Inc. reported a 43.7% decrease in revenue to 96.95 billion yen (US$915.8 million) for the first quarter en...

Talk to me

November 24, 2008

Staffing Industry Analysts Senior Research Analyst Sona Sharma writes in The Contingent Blog about the need for dialog and sharing information to gain a better understanding of the Industry. For the blog, click here.

Mass layoffs rise 58.9% over year

November 21, 2008

The number of mass layoffs rose 58.9% to 2,140 in October compared with the same month last year, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Initial claims for unemployment associated with mass layoffs rose 70.8% year over year to 232,468 from...