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Financials - General Employment Enterprises Inc.

January 30, 2008

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB) For the first quarter ended Dec. 31, 2007, compared with the same period in the previous year. Revenue: $3.96 million, -18.2% Net loss: $227,000 vs. net income of $296,000


GDP growth weak, but report finds 130,000 jobs

January 30, 2008

Real gross domestic product increased at an anemic annual rate of 0.6% in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to advance estimates released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The growth rate is down from 4.9% in the third quarter. Economists polled in the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadel...


Robert Half fourth-quarter profit rises 4.6%

January 30, 2008

Fourth-quarter net income at Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) rose 4.6% year-over-year while fourth-quarter revenue increased 15.1%. Robert Half reported fourth-quarter net income of $78.8 million compared with $75.4 million in the same period of 2006. Revenue rose to $1.22 billion in t...


TeamStaff sells per diem division

January 30, 2008

TeamStaff Inc. (NASD: TSTF) sold its Nursing Innovations division to St. Louis-based healthcare staffing firm Temps Inc. Terms of the deal were not announced, although the deal is expected to close Thursday. Nursing Innovations, based in Memphis TN, provided per diem healthcare staffing services....


Temporary Jobs Guidebook interview available

January 30, 2008

Staffing Industry Analysts recently released its Job Opportunities Guidebook, an evaluation of nearly 500 occupations in terms of temporary staffing market size, penetration, growth and more. In this interview, Jon Osborne, Staffing Industry Analysts' director of research, talks about some of the...


Citations - Research, finely chopped

January 30, 2008

Staffing Industry Analysts Research Associate Han Wong gives the lowdown on connecting to staffing-related research in his blog. Click here.


Consumer confidence dips

January 29, 2008

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index fell in January. It now stands at 87.9, down from 90.6 in December. Consumers saying conditions are "bad" rose to 20.0% from 18.8% in the prior month. The percentage of consumers saying jobs are "hard to get" fell to 20.1% from 22.7%. However, t...


The CSI Companies buys search firm

January 29, 2008

The CSI Companies acquired Mark Matta & Associates, a Jacksonville FL-based executive search firm. Mark Matta & Associates places a variety of human resources, information technology, finance, and other professionals in several industries including retail, manufacturing and financial services. Te...


Anscor acquires Cirrus Medical Staffing

January 29, 2008

A Soriano Corp. (Anscor), a publicly traded firm listed in the Philippines, acquired Cirrus Medical Staffing, a Charlotte NC-based provider of travel nurses and allied healthcare staffing. Cirrus will be a sister company to Medtivia (formerly known as IQHPC), a Houston-based healthcare staffing f...


Worker confidence slips, but not in healthcare

January 29, 2008

Worker confidence slipped slightly in January, according to the Hudson employment index, a monthly survey of worker confidence by Hudson (NASD: HHGP). Worker confidence fell to 89.0 from 89.3 in December. Thirty-two percent of workers said their finances were improving in January compared with 33...