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Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

October 7, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts: INSIGHT - Largest U.S. Finance & Accounting Staffing Firms *18 firms make $50MM cut, comprising 47% of market*Robert Half places first, comprising 19% of market*F&A is primary staffing segment for only 3 of the 18 firms For the full Ins...


AMN launches RPO offering

October 6, 2008

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS) announced it will now be offering recruitment process outsourcing services. AMN said it will provide recruitment staff, applicant tracking, technology, reporting and its sourcing process to identify the best candidates. And it will offer its services for s...


Experience cited in Asia Pacific IT shortage

October 6, 2008

The shortage of qualified information technology talent in the Asia Pacific region is caused by lack of experience among the current IT workforce, according to 42% of respondents in a study of IT skills in the Asia Pacific region by Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA). Several technical skills cons...


Allegis buys search and RPO firm

October 6, 2008

Allegis Group Services Inc., part of the Allegis Group, acquired InSearch Worldwide, a Stamford CT-based provider of recruitment process outsourcing and executive search services. Terms of the deal were not announced. "The acquisition of InSearch Worldwide strengthens Allegis Group Services' abil...


Conference Board's employment index slips

October 6, 2008

The Conference Board's employment trends index fell to 108.4 in September, down 0.8% from August's reading of 109.3. September's reading is down almost 10% from a year ago. "The deterioration in the employment trends index has become very pronounced, suggesting that the unemployment rate may very...


Report - Hiring expectations are down

October 3, 2008

Hiring expectations for October are down in both the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year ago, according to the leading indicators of national employment report from the Society for Human Resource Management. The report's survey found that 40.4% of manufacturers plan to add staf...


Economic gauge's growth falls

October 3, 2008

The growth rate for the Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index measuring the U.S. economy contracted 13.3% in the week ended Sept. 26. The index level was at 122.2. The growth rate is derived from a four-week moving average of the level and compared against the previous year's a...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

October 3, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Survey of staffing firms: Analysis of new staffing firm entrants *Staffing experiencing new firm entry rate of 3% annually*New entry rate highest in direct hire, healthcare temp staffing*81% of new firms profitable within two...


Spherion employee confidence index unchanged

October 3, 2008

Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN) said its employee confidence index was virtually unchanged in September, slipping only 0.3 points to 47.3 in September. U.S. workers' confidence in the future of their current employer fell two percentage points to 63% in September, according to the index's survey. Howe...


Service sector growth posts slight decline

October 3, 2008

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector edged down slightly in September, but still posted growth. The Institute for Supply Management's nonmanufacturing index slipped to 50.2 in September from 50.6 in August. Readings above 50 indicate expansion. The employment portion of the index fell to...