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July 24, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Survey of staffing firms: top markets analysis This insight is based on our comprehensive January 2008 survey of staffing firms.  It focuses on top markets by segment, industry and geography. For the report, click here. VIDEO...


International, direct hire boost Robert Half

July 24, 2008

Second-quarter revenue rose 6.6% at Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) to $1.22 billion. Chairman and CEO Harold Messmer said international operations helped fuel growth and the company's direct hire operations had a particularly strong quarter. Robert Half posted second-quarter direct hi...


Minimum wage increases

July 24, 2008

The federal minimum wage increased to $6.55 an hour today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced. This marks the second increase in the minimum wage under the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007. In July 2007, the minimum wage had increased to $5.85 an hour. The third increase will take place in July...


Beige Book - Labor markets post little movement

July 24, 2008

Federal Reserve districts reported unchanged or slightly weaker labor markets, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve's Beige Book report released Wednesday. Skilled workers remained in demand in most industries, although several Federal Reserve districts reported weakness in the financial service...


Jobless claims rise

July 24, 2008

In the week ended July 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 406,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported. The four-week moving average was 382,500, an increase of 4,500, or 1.2%, from the previous week's revised average of 378,000.


Talent Alliance buys military transition firm

July 24, 2008

Talent Alliance Inc. (OTCBB: TLAN.PK), a staffing firm with operations in the U.S. and China, said Wednesday it acquired Soar Consulting Inc., a recruiter that transitions U.S. military personnel to civilian jobs. Terms of the deal were not announced. The acquisition of Soar adds offices in Calif...


CIBER revenue rises 19.1%

July 24, 2008

Second-quarter revenue rose 19.1% at information technology services and staffing company CIBER Inc. (NYSE: CBR) to $317.6 million from $266.5 million in the same period last year. In the Greenwood Village CO-based firm's commercial division, which includes U.S. staffing, second-quarter revenue r...


Cross Country buying locum tenens firm

July 23, 2008

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) struck a deal to acquire Medical Doctor Associates for $112.3 million in cash plus earn-out payments in 2008 and 2009. MDA, based in Norcross GA, primarily provides locum tenens staffing but does some allied health staffing as well. It had 2007 revenue o...


Fewer affected by mass layoffs in June

July 23, 2008

More mass layoff actions took place in June than in May, but fewer workers were affected, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 1,643 mass layoff actions in June, up 17 from the previous month. However, the number of initial une...


Nasdaq to delist ClearPoint

July 23, 2008

ClearPoint Business Resources Inc. (NASD: CPBR) said Tuesday that Nasdaq officials decided to delist the company's stock. The delisting will take place July 25, although the company can request an appeal of the decision. In May, Nasdaq sent ClearPoint a letter saying the company wasn't in complia...