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People: Korn/Ferry

November 23, 2009

Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) announced that James Barlett resigned from its board of directors effective immediately, according to a filing on Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Korn/Ferry also named Allen Delattre as technology global market managing director....


Kelly signs MSP deal with BP

November 23, 2009

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) received a multi-year global managed services provider contract with international energy firm BP starting in the first quarter of 2010. Financial terms were not announced, but Kelly said the deal is one of the largest in terms of size, scope and geographic reac...


Feds announce 1,000 workplace audits

November 20, 2009

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday it notified 1,000 employers across the country that it will audit their hiring records to check for illegal workers. The names of the companies were not released. ICE said the firms were chosen because of investigative leads and because of t...


Michigan adds jobs, unemployment still highest

November 20, 2009

Michigan posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in October at 15.1% despite adding 38,600 jobs, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment in Michigan rose by 1.0% in October from September -- the largest increase among all states. Nevada reported the second-hi...


Michigan adds jobs, unemployment still highest

November 20, 2009

Michigan posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in October at 15.1% despite adding 38,600 jobs, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment in Michigan rose by 1.0% in October from September -- the largest increase among all states. Nevada reported the second-h...


Florida unemployment taxes to jump

November 20, 2009

Florida is joining other states in hiking unemployment tax rates in 2010. The minimum rate will jump to $100.30 per employee from the current rate of $8.40, the Florida Department of Revenue announced this week. Business groups are raising concern. Under the increase, Florida would raise wages o...


U.S. mass layoffs fall 3.5%

November 20, 2009

The number of mass layoffs in October fell 3.5% compared with the same month last year on a seasonally adjusted basis, and related jobless claims fell 5.7%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In October, there were 2,127 mass layoff actions compared with 2,204 in October 2008. T...


Feds announce 1,000 workplace audits

November 20, 2009

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday it notified 1,000 employers across the country that it will audit their hiring records to check for illegal workers. The names of the companies were not released. ICE said the firms were chosen because of investigative leads and because of t...


Florida unemployment taxes to jump

November 20, 2009

Florida is joining other states in hiking unemployment tax rates in 2010. The minimum rate will jump to $100.30 per employee from the current rate of $8.40, the Florida Department of Revenue announced this week. Business groups are raising concern. Under the increase, Florida would raise wages o...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

November 20, 2009

Here is a list of the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts: INSIGHT - Legal staffing growth update *Continued declines in legal services employment, but encouraging signs in temp piece *Some firms noting larger share of short-term assignments *Update to 2009 and 2010 forecast to be r...