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People: TrueBlue

March 12, 2010

TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI), a Tacoma WA-based industrial staffing firm, named a former Boeing Company executive to its board of directors. The new director, Bonnie Soodik, retired from Boeing in 2007 after most recently serving as senior VP of its office of internal governance. Soodik had spent 3...


Hawaii reduces unemployment tax hike

March 12, 2010

Hawaiian employers got a reprieve from a steep increase in unemployment tax rates. Hawaiian Gov. Linda Lingle announced Thursday she signed a bill into law that will reduce the average unemployment insurance tax per employee to $630 in 2010. The state's average unemployment tax per worker had be...


March issue of Staffing Industry Report online

March 12, 2010

The March issue of the Staffing Industry Report is now available. Staffing Industry Report, March 2010, Vol. XXI, No. 3 Full PDF *State unemployment taxes put in focus *Who are most frequent buyers of staffing? *Feds blasted over H-1B restrictions for staffing *Largest public firms' fourth-quart...


RCM revenue falls 8%

March 11, 2010

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD: RCMT) reported fourth-quarter revenue fell 7.8% to $49.4 million from revenue of $53.5 million in the fourth quarter of the previous year. Gross margin at the Pennsauken NJ-based staffing firm improved to 25.3% from 24.8% in the year-ago quarter. Fourth-quarter net i...


Census: Employment services revenue slips 0.9%

March 11, 2010

The U.S. Census Bureau reported fourth-quarter revenue in the U.S. employment services industry was $44.05 billion in the fourth quarter of 2009 (not seasonally adjusted), down 0.9% from the same period in the previous year. For full-year 2009, the Census Bureau reported employment services reve...


Jobless claims decline by 6,000

March 11, 2010

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended March 6 fell by 6,000, or 1.3%, to 462,000 from the previous week's revised number of 468,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. However, the four-week moving average of claims for the week ended March 6 r...


North Dakota holds onto lowest jobless rate

March 10, 2010

North Dakota posted the lowest jobless rate among states in January at 4.2%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. It was followed by Nebraska at 4.6% and South Dakota at 4.8%. North Dakota, Nebraska and South Dakota had ranked as the first-, second- and third-lowest unemployment r...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

March 10, 2010

A replay of Tuesday's Staffing Industry Report webinar is available to corporate members of Staffing Industry Analysts as part of their corporate membership. WEBINAR - Staffing Industry Report - March 2010 *Watch the full webinar on demand *Analysis of temp employment trends *The impact of SUT...


Staffmark 2009 revenue falls 28%

March 10, 2010

Staffmark, a Cincinnati-based staffing firm, posted 2009 revenue of $745.3 million, down 28.2% from $1.04 billion in 2008, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by parent company Compass Diversified Holdings (NASD: CODI). Gross margin narrowed to 15.1% in 2009 fr...


People: RCM, On Time, Proven, Sanford Rose

March 10, 2010

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD: RCMT), a Pennsauken NJ-based staffing firm, announced S. Gary Snodgrass and Richard Machon will serve on its board of directors. Snodgrass most recently served as executive VP at Exelon Corp. Machon's background includes executive-level experience in the utility indu...