the previous year's. Gross margin improved to 16.6% from 16.5%.
The company said its staff augmentation revenue fell by $4.8 million in the quarter because of decreases in information technology, technical
.1% decline in revenue to $21.6 million.
However, CDI's information technology solutions segment reported a 12.0% increase in first-quarter revenue to $64.3 million.
President and CEO Roger Ballou said
to taking on his new role at Mergis, Ruffini most recently co-founded his own professional staffing firm, Proticon Career Services.
Anteo Group, an Atlanta-based firm that provides information technology
provides finance and accounting, information technology and legal personnel through its Resources Global Professionals subsidiary.
U.S. revenue rose 7.4% on a year-over-year basis, according to the company
' revenue included OfficeTeam, up 5.8% to $219.6 million; Robert Half Technology, up 12.5% to $111.2 million; Robert Half Management Resources, up 16.7% to $170.0 million; Robert Half Finance & Accounting, up 17
-quarter revenue at the Pittsburgh-based information technology staffing firm fell to $15.6 million from $23.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2008.
Gross margin rose to 19.2% in the fourth quarter from 17