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TrueBlue Revenue Rises 14%

28 April 2011

Revenue rose 14.4 percent year over year at TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) to $274.3 million for the fiscal first quarter ended April 1. “We experienced broad-based demand for our services with double-digit growth across most industries we serve,” TrueBlue CEO Steve Cooper said.Boeing accounted for ab...


Harvey Nash: U.S. Revenue Up 17%

28 April 2011

Harvey Nash Group PLC reported today its U.S. revenue rose 17.4 percent to GBP34.4 million (US$54.5 million) in its fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2011. The U.K.-based firm provides information technology staffing and services through its U.S. operations headquartered in Wayne, N.J.“Although demand f...


Jobless Claims Average Increases 2.3%

28 April 2011

The four-week moving average of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance rose 2.3 percent in the week ended April 23, while total initial jobless claims rose by 6.2 percent.In its weekly report released today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the four-week moving average of jobless cl...


Canada: Average Weekly Earnings Rise

28 April 2011

Average weekly earnings of nonfarm payroll employees in Canada rose 4.0 percent to C$874.83 on a seasonally adjusted, year-over-year basis in February 2011, Statistics Canada reported today.Average weekly earnings rose in every province year over year in February. Growth was above the national av...


Largest, Fastest-Growing Firm Survey Opens

28 April 2011

The annual survey to determine the lists of fastest-growing, largest and diversity staffing firms is now open. The lists are also known as “the buyers’ shopping lists” because they are distributed to client companies that use staffing services.Staffing Industry Analysts compiles and publishes lis...


Netherlands – Randstad sees strong growth in Europe tempered by margin pressure in Netherlands and UK

28 April 2011

Revenues were up by +22% from 3.04 billion Euro in Q1 2010 to 3.7 billion Euro in Q1 2011 at Randstad Holding (RAND:AEX), the world's second largest staffing firm. Interim results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2011, reveal that organic revenue growth was +17%, or +15 % per working day. The...


UK - Harvey Nash's revenues up +12%

28 April 2011

Revenues were up by +12% from 376 million Pounds in 2010 to 422 million Pounds in 2011 at staffing firm Harvey Nash Group Plc (HVN:LSE). Results for the year ended 31 January 2011 show that gross profit was up by +13% from 60.4 million Pounds in 2010 to 68.5 million Pounds in 2011.Operating profi...


Germany - Amadeus FiRe's EBITDA up +41.8%

28 April 2011

Revenues were up by +20.1% from 25.8 million Euro in Q1 2010 to 31 million Euro in Q1 2011 at Amadeus FiRe AG (AAD:GER), the temporary and permanent staffing group. Interim results for the three months ended 31 March 2011, reveal that gross profit was up by +30.2% from 10 million Euro in Q1 2010...


Germany - Unemployment falls to 6.5%

28 April 2011

Employment and unemployment in Germany continued their favourable trends in March 2011, according to the latest data published by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). The number of persons in employment living in Germany amounted to 40.48 million, which was over half a million more than a...


France - Unemployment falls by -0.8% month-on-month

28 April 2011

The latest data published by DARES on behalf of the official government job centres (Pôle Emploi) reveals that the number of category A (Unemployed) job seekers, in France, registered with job centres in March 2011 was down by -0.8% or -21,100 individuals to 2,680,000 compared to the previous mon...