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BRIEFING -- Analysis of CDI 3Q08 earnings release

November 4, 2008

Revenue down 5.6% Y/Y; company projects 9% to 12% Y/Y contraction in 4Q
Engineering and IT down only slightly in 3Q
But AndersElite and MRI see double-digit Y/Y contraction

Analysis of Kforce 3Q08 earnings release

October 31, 2008

Life sciences and government solutions still booming
Technology revenue stable YOY; F&A contracts 5.5% YOY
Company anticipates significant revenue weakness in Q4   

When Candidates Come to You, SI Review November 2008

October 28, 2008

Next-Generation Web Technologies Change the Recruiting Game

Employee Blogs, SI Review November 2008

October 28, 2008

Risks and Rewards in the Online Environment

The Next Recruiting Frontier, SI Review November 2008

October 28, 2008

Online Social Networking Sites

My Take: Has E-Referencing Gone Too Far? SI Review November 2008

October 28, 2008

Watching Out for Candidates Who Raise Red Flags

Analysis of Kelly Services 3Q08 earnings release

October 24, 2008

America's Commercial down 9.6% from year ago
Decerlation widespreadâ€â€VbCrLfEMEA, APAC also weak
Bright spotâ€â€VbCrLfoutplacement unit Ayers Group up 82%

Analysis of Robert Half 3Q08 earnings release

October 23, 2008

Total third quarter revenue decreases 1.6% year-over-year
Second consecutive quarter of U.S. contraction
Fourth quarter guidance of double-digit year-over-year revenue decrease

Analysis of Manpower 3Q08 earnings release

October 23, 2008

Organic revenue down 12% in U.S., down 8% in France
Other EMEA revenue up 6% organically
Fourth quarter guidance of 5% to 7% year-over-year decline in constant currency

Hottest (and coldest) US staffing metro markets

October 20, 2008

Hottest markets: Hottest markets: Baltimore-Towson MD, Houma-Thibodaux LA, Fresno CA
Tampa Bay FL, Detroit-Livonia MI and Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale AZ
41% of metros see accelerating pace of contraction