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Reverse Offshoring, SI Review February 2009

February 3, 2009

When Indian Companies Hire In The United States

Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis

February 1, 2009

SISI down 16.3% in January; no gainers
Kelly down more than 30% in January
Index adjusted: Medical Staffing Network and Gevity removed; Comsys IT Partners added

2009 GDP and unemployment projections

January 16, 2009

WSJ survey — median projection of -0.4% GDP growth in 2009
Unemployment peak projected to lag GDP bottom
Economists mixed — wide spread in range of projections

Economic indicators update

January 14, 2009

Economic indicators still decidedly recessionary
But slight improvement in December
Unemployment claims improve unexepectedly

BRIEFING -- DECEMBER EMPLOYMENT BULLETIN

January 9, 2009

Temp jobs down 81,000 in December
Another half million nonfarm jobs lost
Unemployment spikes to 7.2%...
 •but initial unemployment claims plummet
Key staffing markets on negative trend

Predictions - The year ahead

January 8, 2009

Economy looms large, difficult year foreseen
Consolidation among staffing firms expected
Gross margins likely to come down a bit

Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis

January 5, 2009

SISI rises 4.2% in December; 9 losers; 12 gainers
SISI down 34.9% in 2008; no gainers
Best in 2008: Resources Connection, Worst in 2008: Medical Staffing Network

Economic indicators update

December 8, 2008

ECRI index reaches new weekly low
Manufacturing and non-manufacturing indices both drop to record lows
4-week tally of unemployment claims tops last two recessions

NOVEMBER EMPLOYMENT BULLETIN

December 5, 2008

Temp jobs down 78,000 in November
1% of nonfarm jobs lost in last 3 months
Unemployment jumps to 6.7%
Key staffing markets on negative trend

Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis

December 1, 2008

SISI falls 3.9% in November; 18 losers; 3 gainers
Median decrease of 14.2%
Month was kinder to larger companies