in Randstad’s U.S. professionals businesses was 17 percent, up from 13 percent in the year-ago quarter, driven primarily by information technology, engineering and life sciences. Finance and accounting improved
staffing in North America remained flat in the third quarter. The company said its information technology segment continued to be a weak spot. Growth also slowed in the company’s engineering and technical
acquisitions in 2007; in January 2007 it bought Vista Staffing Solutions, which provides physician staffing, and in February 2007 it acquired Oxford Global Resources Inc., an information technology staffing firm
, according to the company. U.S. and Canadian industrial revenue fell 35% in constant currency, while office/clerical revenue fell 30%.
Adecco also reported first-quarter information technology revenue fell
-quarter revenue fell in all its divisions. Robert Half Finance & Accounting, which handles direct hire, posted the biggest drop down 35.7% to $75.6 million. Robert Half Technology fell the least; it was down only
technology services company posted net income of $202,000, compared with a loss of $1.2 million in the quarter ended April 3, 2010.
Meanwhile, Randy Strobel, senior VP and CFO, has resigned from the company
Professional staffing was pulled down by the information technology segment, which fell 1 percent in constant currency. Engineering and technical staffing rose 12 percent in constant currency, while finance