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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...


Monthly survey now taking pulse of industry

March 10, 2010

Interested in learning the pulse of the U.S. staffing industry? Participate in Staffing Industry Analyst's Monthly Pulse Survey to receive a 30-page report of sector-by-sector and segment-by-segment revenue trends. There is no cost to participate, but the deadline for this month's survey is 11 a...


Canadian staffing index: Slow, steady recovery

March 9, 2010

The new Canadian staffing index released by the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services in conjunction with Staffing Industry Analysts registered a reading of 74 in December -- 31% below its October high of 78 and 26% below the benchmark July 2008 reading. Still, the Dec...


Manpower: U.S. hiring plans improve over year

March 9, 2010

U.S. employers plan more hiring in the second quarter of this year than the same period last year, but hiring plans remain about even compared with the first quarter, according to the Manpower employment survey released today by Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN). "U.S. hiring activity is still in neutra...