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ADP: U.S. lost 254,000 jobs in September

September 30, 2009

The U.S. lost 254,000 private-sector nonfarm jobs between August and September on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the national employment report released today by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NYSE: ADP). In addition, the job loss from July to August was revised down to 277,000 from...


Hewitt: Healthcare premiums rise 6%

September 29, 2009

Average U.S. healthcare premiums rose 6.0% in 2009 for employers, consistent with 2008, and are projected to rise by 6.0%, according to an analysis by Hewitt Associates, a Lincolnshire IL-based human resources consulting and outsourcing firm. The average total healthcare premium per employee for...


Fortune's PEO revenue falls 29%

September 29, 2009

Fortune Industries Inc. reported PEO revenue fell 28.6% to $53.5 million in the 10 months ended June 30, 2009, compared with $74.9 million for the full year ended Aug. 31, 2008, according to a 10-K filed Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. PEO revenue fell amid a decrease in...


Hewitt: Healthcare premiums rise 6%

September 29, 2009

Average U.S. healthcare premiums rose 6.0% in 2009 for employers, consistent with 2008, and are projected to rise by 6.0%, according to an analysis by Hewitt Associates, a Lincolnshire IL-based human resources consulting and outsourcing firm. The average total healthcare premium per employee for...


Analysts sells Medical Concepts Staffing

September 29, 2009

Medical Concepts Staffing, the nurse staffing subsidiary of Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANLY), was sold to Temps Inc., a St. Louis-based healthcare staffing firm. Medical Concepts posted approximately $3.0 million in annual revenue, according to Minneapolis-based Analysts International....


Fortune's PEO revenue falls 29%

September 29, 2009

Fortune Industries Inc. reported PEO revenue fell 28.6% to $53.5 million in the 10 months ended June 30, 2009, compared with $74.9 million for the full year ended Aug. 31, 2008, according to a 10-K filed Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. PEO revenue fell amid a decrease in...


Consumer confidence slips in September

September 29, 2009

Consumer confidence fell in September, according to The Conference Board's consumer confidence index released today. The index fell to a level of 53.1 in September (1985=100) from 54.5 in August. "While not as pessimistic as earlier this year, consumers remain quite apprehensive about the short-...


Analysts sells Medical Concepts Staffing

September 29, 2009

Medical Concepts Staffing, the nurse staffing subsidiary of Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANLY), was sold to Temps Inc., a St. Louis-based healthcare staffing firm. Medical Concepts posted approximately $3.0 million in annual revenue, according to Minneapolis-based Analysts International....


Consumer confidence slips in September

September 29, 2009

Consumer confidence fell in September, according to The Conference Board's consumer confidence index released today. The index fell to a level of 53.1 in September (1985=100) from 54.5 in August. "While not as pessimistic as earlier this year, consumers remain quite apprehensive about the short-...


Firm estimates U.S. job loss of 167,000

September 28, 2009

Wanted Technologies estimates the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce a loss of 167,000 jobs in September when it releases U.S. nonfarm payrolls on Oct. 2. Nonfarm payrolls had fallen by 216,000 in August, according to the BLS. The firm estimates a loss of 7,000 jobs in transportation...