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Employment index slips, may yet hit bottom

July 6, 2009

The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index slipped 0.8% in June to a reading of 88.4 from May's revised number of 89.1. The index is still down 21.6% from a year ago. "Compared to the beginning of the year, the decline in the employment trends index has significantly moderated, and we th...


Employment index slips, may yet hit bottom

July 6, 2009

The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index slipped 0.8% in June to a reading of 88.4 from May's revised number of 89.1. The index is still down 21.6% from a year ago. "Compared to the beginning of the year, the decline in the employment trends index has significantly moderated, and we t...


Are buyers in the finance/insurance sector hiring again?

July 6, 2009

A few "green shoots" may be appearing the finance/insurance staffing segment, according to Staffing Industry Analysts' monthly Pulse survey. Director of Research and Analysis Jon Osborne writes on the possible trend in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

July 6, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts: BRIEFING - Trends in key staffing markets - July update *Finance/insurance and transportation sectors looking up *Healthcare sector generating jobs, but not temp jobs *Manufacturing, tech/telecom and business services still struggling


Are buyers in the finance/insurance sector hiring again?

July 6, 2009

A few "green shoots" may be appearing in the finance/insurance staffing segment, according to Staffing Industry Analysts' monthly Pulse survey. Director of Research and Analysis Jon Osborne writes on the possible trend in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


Service sector's decline eases further

July 6, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector contracted more slowly in June than in May, the Institute for Supply Management reported today. Its nonmanufacturing index rose to a reading of 47.0 in June from 44.0 in May. However, only readings above 50 indicate expansion.


Weekly jobless claims fall 2.5%

July 2, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 2.5% to 614,000 in the week ended June 27 from the previous week's revised number of 630,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 0.4% to 615,250 from the previous week's revised...


Agency ramps up I-9 audits

July 2, 2009

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Wednesday it will audit I-9 forms at 652 businesses nationwide. That's up from 503 audit notices issued throughout the whole of last year. The businesses were selected for the audits "as a result of leads and information obtained through other i...


No Daily News Friday

July 2, 2009

The Contingent Workforce Strategies Daily News will not be published Friday, July 3, because of the Independence Day holiday. Look for your next issue on Monday, July 6.


New Best Staffing Firms to Work For List

July 2, 2009

Is your staffing company a great place to work? Then prove it! For the first time ever, Staffing Industry Analysts is conducting a survey of best places to work which will lead to a listing of the Best Staffing Firms to Work For 2009, which will be published in SI Review magazine. We know that en...