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MPS Group revenue slips 29%

July 29, 2009

MPS Group Inc. (NYSE: MPS) announced second-quarter revenue fell 29.1% year-over-year to $417.9 million but reported the pace of decline slowed. And the Jacksonville FL-based professional staffing firm said revenue fell only 23% excluding acquisitions and the effects of foreign exchange. "The hir...


Virginia Attorney General sues staffing firms

July 29, 2009

Virginia Attorney General Bill Mims announced today he filed suit against staffing companies in Virginia alleging they defrauded consumers in the Hampton Roads area. The companies involved are Virginia Employment Services, Virginia Personnel and New Beginnings Inc. "The companies charged consume...


Randstad revenue dips 33%

July 29, 2009

Randstad Holding NV, one of the world's largest staffing firms, reported second-quarter revenue fell 32.7% year-over-year to euro2.99 billion (US$4.20 billion) on a pro forma basis. CEO Ben Noteboom cited stabilization in the Netherlands-based company's U.S. and main European markets but said it...


Oklahoma City again registers lowest jobless rate

July 29, 2009

The Oklahoma City OK metropolitan area registered the lowest unemployment rate, 6.0%, for the second month in a row among U.S. metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The Washington DC-Arlington VA-Alexandria VA area r...


CTG revenue down 29%

July 29, 2009

Second-quarter revenue fell 29.2% year-over-year at Computer Task Group Inc. (NASD: CTGX) to $66.6 million. Chairman and CEO James Boldt said demand for staffing services stabilized during the second quarter. However, the Buffalo NY-based firm, which provides both information technology staffing...


CTG revenue down 29%

July 29, 2009

Second-quarter revenue fell 29.2% year-over-year at Computer Task Group Inc. (NASD: CTGX) to $66.6 million. Chairman and CEO James Boldt said demand for staffing services stabilized during the second quarter. However, the Buffalo NY-based firm, which provides both information technology staffing...


CIBER revenue slips 18%

July 28, 2009

Second-quarter revenue fell 17.9% year-over-year to $260.6 million at the information technology solutions and staffing company CIBER Inc. (NYSE: CBR). The Greenwood Village CO-based company reported 8% of the decrease in second-quarter revenue was because of a stronger U.S. dollar. CIBER's seco...


CIBER revenue slips 18%

July 28, 2009

Second-quarter revenue fell 17.9% year-over-year to $260.6 million at the information technology solutions and staffing company CIBER Inc. (NYSE: CBR). The Greenwood Village CO-based company reported 8% of the decrease in second-quarter revenue was because of a stronger U.S. dollar. CIBER's secon...


Heidrick revenue falls 45%

July 28, 2009

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) reported second-quarter net revenue fell 45.1% year-over-year to $93.1 million. "Although we remain optimistic about an improvement in our business in the later half of the year, it will be weaker than we had previously ex...


Consumer confidence declines

July 28, 2009

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index fell in July to a reading of 46.6 (1985=100) from 49.3 in June. Consumers saying business conditions are "bad" increased to 46.3% from 45.3% in the prior month. Those saying jobs are "hard to get" increased to 48.1% from 44.8%. The index is based...