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Job openings fall year over year in July

September 9, 2009

U.S. job openings fell 38.9% year over year in July to approximately 2.4 million, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate fell to 1.8% in July from 2.8% in July 2008. The number of hires fell 13.9% in July year over year to approximately...


Contract watch: MPS Group

September 9, 2009

MPS Group Inc. (NYSE: MPS), a Jacksonville FL-based professional staffing firm, announced its Modis Inc. information technology division was chosen as a Tier 1 vendor to provide temporary and direct hire IT staff to ATB Financial, a Canadian financial institution. ATB serves almost 700,000 custo...


Job openings fall year over year in July

September 9, 2009

U.S. job openings fell 38.9% year over year in July to approximately 2.4 million, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate fell to 1.8% in July from 2.8% in July 2008. The number of hires fell 13.9% in July year over year to approximately...


Census: Staffing industry revenue down 12%

September 9, 2009

Second-quarter revenue in the U.S. employment services industry fell 11.6% from the year-ago quarter to $41.21 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. Second-quarter employment services revenue fell 0.7% compared with the first quarter. The employment services industry category includes...


The RightThing buys RPO operations

September 9, 2009

The RightThing, a Findlay OH-based provider of recruitment process outsourcing, acquired Capital H Group's RPO division. Terms of the deal were not announced. Capital H's RPO division is based in Milwaukee. The RightThing reported the acquisition includes several national accounts and will incre...


Staffing Industry pulse survey open

September 9, 2009

Interested in learning the pulse of the U.S. staffing industry? Firms participating in the Staffing Industry Monthly Pulse Survey (results for August 2009) will receive sector-by-sector and segment-by-segment analyses of industry trends from the survey. There is no cost to participate and the su...


Iplacement buys Minneapolis staffing firm

September 9, 2009

Orlando-based staffing firm iplacement, which does business as Source2, acquired substantially all the assets of Professional Alternatives LLC, a Minneapolis-based firm that provides human resources staffing and executive search in several areas including human resources, healthcare and finance...


Census: Staffing industry revenue down 12%

September 9, 2009

Second-quarter revenue in the U.S. employment services industry fell 11.6% from the year-ago quarter to $41.21 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. Second-quarter employment services revenue fell 0.7% compared with the first quarter. The employment services industry category includes...


Manpower survey: Hiring expectations decline

September 8, 2009

U.S. employers plan to cut back on hiring in the fourth quarter compared with the third quarter and the same period a year ago, according to the employment outlook survey released today by Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN). The survey questioned more than 72,000 employers around the world, including mor...


Impellam's U.S. revenue falls 26%

September 8, 2009

Impellam Group PLC, a United Kingdom-based staffing firm, reported this week its U.S. staffing revenue for the first six months of 2009 fell 26.4% year over year in U.S. dollars. Total U.S. was GBP85.2 million (US$140.7 million). Revenue for the entire company in the first half of 2009 was GBP50...