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Contract watch - PeopleScout

May 27, 2009

PeopleScout, a division of SeatonCorp, announced Tuesday that Asurion extended its agreement for PeopleScout to provide recruitment process outsourcing services to six years from three years. Asurion provides specialty insurance and marketing services to the wireless telecommunications industry.


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

May 26, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - 2008 public staffing company results*For your convenience, in one table; revenue, net income, gross margins, EPS, stock high/low*Even split in 2008 revenue; half of firms up, half down*A number of firms post noncash impairment...


Consumer confidence highest in eight months

May 26, 2009

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index reached its highest level in eight months in May, the organization reported today. The index now stands at 54.9 (1985=100), up from 40.8 in April. "Looking ahead, consumers are considerably less pessimistic than they were earlier this year, and exp...


Consumer confidence highest in eight months

May 26, 2009

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index reached its highest level in eight months in May, the organization reported today. The index now stands at 54.9 (1985=100), up from 40.8 in April. "Looking ahead, consumers are considerably less pessimistic than they were earlier this year, and e...


Report - Whitehead Mann in Korn/Ferry talks

May 26, 2009

The Financial Times reported United Kingdom-based executive search firm Whitehead Mann has been in talks to sell a majority stake in itself to Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY). Whitehead Mann is owned by Palladian, itself owned by hedge fund Och-Ziff and Whitehead Mann management, accord...


Wanted estimates loss of 565,000 jobs

May 26, 2009

Wanted Technologies Corp. estimates the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce a loss of 565,000 jobs in May in its employment situation report scheduled for June 5. Among the losses, Wanted estimates a decline of 33,100 jobs in transportation and warehousing and a loss of 32,000 jobs in...


ASA - Staffing employment down 27.9%

May 26, 2009

The number of U.S. temporary and contract workers employed per day fell 27.9% year-over-year in the first quarter to an average of 2 million, according to the American Staffing Association's quarterly staffing employment survey released today. This was the sixth consecutive quarter of year-over...


Wanted estimates loss of 565,000 jobs

May 26, 2009

Wanted Technologies Corp. estimates the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce a loss of 565,000 jobs in May in its employment situation report scheduled for June 5. Among the losses, Wanted estimates a decline of 33,100 jobs in transportation and warehousing and a loss of 32,000 jobs in f...


LocumTenens.com sues Staff Care

May 26, 2009

LocumTenens.com announced last week it filed a federal lawsuit against Staff Care Inc., the locum tenens division of AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS) and AMN itself. The suit claims tortious interference with LocumTenens.com's contracts with providers and clients. The suit involves an i...


Report - Whitehead Mann in Korn/Ferry talks

May 26, 2009

The Financial Times reported United Kingdom-based executive search firm Whitehead Mann has been in talks to sell a majority stake in itself to Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY). Whitehead Mann is owned by Palladian, itself owned by hedge fund Och-Ziff and Whitehead Mann management, acco...