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RCM Technologies revenue rises 5%

May 11, 2010

First-quarter revenue rose 5.1% at RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD: RCMT) to $49.1 million from $46.7 million in the first quarter of last year amid strength in its engineering business.

Gross margin improved to 25.9% in the first quarter compared with 22.7% in the year-ago quarter.

Net income fell 68.1%...

Medical Staffing Network revenue falls 27%

May 11, 2010

Medical Staffing Network Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MSNW.PK) announced first-quarter revenue fell 27.0% to $72.0 million from $98.6 million in the year-ago quarter.

The Boca Raton FL-based healthcare staffing firm reported nurse staffing revenue fell 28.4% in the first quarter to $60.9 million from $85.0...

Temp Holdings, Kelly announce alliance

May 11, 2010

Temp Holdings Co. Ltd., a Japan-based staffing firm, and Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) announced a strategic alliance today with Temp Holdings acquiring 4.8% of outstanding class A shares of Kelly.

Temp Holdings is paying $15.42 per share in the deal for $24.3 million.

In addition, Toshio Saburi,...

Monthly Pulse Survey now open

May 11, 2010

The Staffing Industry Monthly Pulse Survey is now open. Those taking part will receive results from the survey. However, participants must complete the survey by 11 a.m. Pacific time on May 20.

To go to the survey, click here.

Job openings and hires rise in March

May 11, 2010

U.S. job openings rose by 0.9% on a year-over-year basis in March to approximately 2.69 million, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate was unchanged at 2.0% from a year ago.

The number of hires rose 7.8% on a year-over-year basis to 4.24 million...

Employment trends index rises, but pace slows

May 10, 2010

The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index rose to a reading of 97.7 in April from March's revised reading of 93.9. The index is up 7.1% from a year ago.

"The employment trends index continued to rise in April, but its rate of growth has slowed in recent months," said Gad Levanon, associate...

People: Hudson, U.S. Legal, Initio, Epitec, Filter

May 10, 2010

The Hudson Highland Group (NASD: HHGP) named Mark Yacano as executive VP of Hudson Legal North America. Yacano founded the discovery solutions practice of Wright, Robinson, Osthimer and Tatum in 1999, one of the first law firms in the U.S. to develop a specialized document review and discovery practice,...

Staffmark revenue rises 33%

May 10, 2010

Staffmark, a Cincinnati-based staffing firm, reported first-quarter revenue rose 33.4% from the year-ago quarter to $217.4 million amid increased demand for temporary staffing, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The increase came primarily in the office/clerical...

Blog: Internships - the new staffing opportunity?

May 10, 2010

The U.S. Labor Department pretty much made unpaid internships illegal, but this might offer staffing firms a new opportunity Staffing Industry Analysts VP of Research Jon Osborne writes in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

Report: Don't ostracize temps

May 10, 2010

Traditionally hired employees are less satisfied with co-workers and bosses when working with larger proportions of temporary workers, research from the University of Arizona found. However, companies can help fix the situation by not treating temps as a separate workforce.

"Using temporary workers...