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SFN employee confidence index falls to 48.4

August 9, 2010

SFN Group Inc.'s (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index fell to a reading of 48.4 in July from 51.6 in June as more workers became concerned about the economy and job availability.

Fewer U.S. workers believed the economy was getting stronger -- 20% in July compared with 24% in June, according to the...

Impellam revenue rises 9%

August 6, 2010

Revenue rose 8.7% at Impellam Group PLC to GBP544.4 million (US$820.2 million) in the first six months of 2010 compared with the first half of last year.

Impellam reported U.S. staffing revenue of GBP86.3 million (US$130.0 million). Its U.S. staffing revenue rose 3.7% in the first half of the year...

Canada loses 9,300 jobs

August 6, 2010

Canada lost 9,300 jobs in July with total employment at 17.18 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada.

A loss in full-time jobs of 139,000 was partially offset by a gain of 129,700 part-time jobs.

The Canadian unemployment rate edged up to 8.0% in July...

Economic index improves, but concerns linger

August 6, 2010

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index improved after a plunge last month but concerns remain.

"After being essentially flat since late June following a two-month plunge, the [weekly leading index] has now risen to a six-week high, but a more sustained downturn in the [weekly...

U.S. loses 5,600 temp jobs

August 6, 2010

U.S. temporary help payrolls fell by 5,600 in July, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. In addition, June's gain in temp employment was revised down to 11,200 jobs from an earlier estimate of 20,500.

Total nonfarm payrolls fell by 131,000...

PrO and staffing revenue up at Comforce

August 5, 2010

Second-quarter revenue at Comforce Corp. (AMEX: CFS) rose 15.4% on a year-over-year basis to $163.6 million with increases in the firm's PrO Unlimited and staff augmentation revenue.

PrO Unlimited second-quarter revenue rose 26.7% from the year-ago quarter. PrO provides vendor management and compliance/payrolling...

Jobless claims jump by 19,000

August 5, 2010

U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 19,000, or 4.1%, to 479,000 in the week ended July 31, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.

MarketWatch reported economists expected claims to fall to 453,000.

The four-week moving average of...

Ciber revenue rises 2%

August 5, 2010

Second-quarter revenue at Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR) rose 1.8% to $265.4 million from $260.6 million in the same period a year ago. The Greenwood CO-based firm, which provides IT solutions and staffing, said revenue rose 3% on a constant currency basis.

Gross margin narrowed to 25.1% in the second quarter...

Analysts International revenue dips

August 5, 2010

Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANLY) reported second-quarter revenue fell 33.8% year-over-year but was down only 7% when adjusted for a planned exit from non-core business lines.

The Minneapolis-based IT staffing and solutions firm posted second-quarter revenue of $26.8 million compared with $40.5...

Cross Country revenue falls 21%

August 5, 2010

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) reported second-quarter revenue fell 20.9% year-over-year with declines in nurse and allied staffing, physician staffing, and clinical trials services. However, revenue rose in the company's "other human capital management services" segment.

The Boca Raton...