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Jobless claims shrink by 33,000

April 24, 2008

In the week ended April 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 342,000, a decrease of 33,000, or 8.8%, from the previous week's revised figure of 375,000. The four-week moving average was 369,500, a decrease of 7,250 from the previous week's revised average...


Newspaper job ads fall

April 24, 2008

The Conference Board's index measuring job ads in U.S. newspapers fell two points in March and now stands at 19. It was 29 in the same period a year ago. "The cumulative impact of the housing crisis, financial market turmoil, higher energy, and other prices is slowing the overall economy and resu...


CIBER profit increases 9.3%

April 24, 2008

First-quarter net income rose 9.3% at information technology services and staffing company CIBER Inc. (NYSE: CBR) to $7.2 million from $6.6 million in the first quarter of last year. Revenue at the Greenwood Village CO-based firm rose 13.6% in the first quarter to $294.5 million from $259.2 milli...


Computer Task Group profit rises 25.1%

April 24, 2008

First-quarter net income rose 25.1% at information technology services and staffing firm Computer Task Group Inc. (NASD: CTGX). The Buffalo NY-based company posted net income of $1.4 million, compared to $1.1 million in the first quarter of last year. "Our first-quarter results reflect growth in...


Schwab team comes to Heidrick

April 23, 2008

Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) said the founder of Schwab Enterprise LLC and a team of three others have come over to Heidrick. Schwab Enterprise was an executive search firm specializing in the hedge fund industry. Schwab's founder, Claude Schwab, has published career guide...


Addison Professional Search buys Houston firm

April 23, 2008

Addison Professional Search acquired HireSynergy, a Houston-based executive search firm with a focus on the accounting, finance, and information technology industries. Terms of the deal were not announced. The acquisition of the 38-person firm expands Addison's presence in the southeast. HireSyne...


Robert Half profit flat

April 23, 2008

First-quarter net income at Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) was relatively flat, edging up 0.1% year-over-year, the company reported Tuesday afternoon. The Menlo Park CA-based staffing firm reported first-quarter net income of $70.8 million, compared with $70.7 million in the same peri...


Randstad shareholders OK Vedior deal

April 23, 2008

Randstad Holding NV said shareholders at a meeting today agreed to the plan to acquire Vedior NV. The combined company would rank as the second-largest staffing firm in the world. Vedior shareholders are set to vote Friday. Randstad also announced that two new executive board members were appoint...


Survey projects slower hiring

April 22, 2008

Hiring expectations for May in the manufacturing and service sectors fell year-over-year, according to the leading indicator of national employment index (LINE) report from the Society for Human Resource Management and Rutgers University. The index's survey found that 47.7% of manufacturers plan...


People - AMN Healthcare, SeatonCorp

April 22, 2008

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS) said Douglas Wheat was elected chairman of the board. Wheat has served as a director on AMN's board since November 1999 and is currently chairman of Challenger Capital Group Ltd. SeatonCorp, a Chicago-based staffing firm, appointed Patrick Beharelle as COO...