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Clinical/Scientific staffing growth update

November 23, 2009

Seasonality likely to drive revenue declines from 3Q09 to 4Q09
Consolidation/restructuring in pharma will delay recovery in 2010
Update to 2009 and 2010 forecast to be released in December

Legal staffing growth update

November 19, 2009

Continued declines in legal services employment, but encouraging signs in temp piece
Some firms noting larger share of short-term assignments 
Update to 2009 and 2010 forecast to be released in December

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Use of offshore outsourcing

November 17, 2009

38% of buyers use offshoring
Larger companies use it more
Using it most: buyers in finance/ins

Commercial staffing growth update

November 17, 2009

Improvement most notable on industrial side
Key markets rapidly recovering
TrueBlue, Manpower guidance encouraging

Finance/Accounting staffing growth update

November 17, 2009

Sequential growth is spotty
Lower bill rates driven by mix shift and price pressure
2009 and 2010 forecast to be updated in December

Economic indicators update

November 13, 2009

ECRI index still very bullish
Purchasing managers see expansion, says ISM
Unemployment claims in gradual decline

Surviving and Thriving in a Downturn, SI Review November 2009

November 13, 2009


Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis

November 2, 2009

SISI down 6.2% for the month, 8 gainers, 12 decliners
MPS highest percentage-gainer of month, driven by Adecco acquisition
As SISI becomes pricier, market gets pickier

GDP and unemployment projections

October 27, 2009

GDP is growing, but so is unemployment
Disagreement on strength of GDP recovery
GDP projections more optimistic than those made earlier in the year

Economic indicators update

October 14, 2009

ECRI index very bullish
Both ISM indices now expansionary
But unemployment claims remain elevated