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Producer Price Index up 1% from 2009

July 15, 2010

The Producer Price Index for the employment services industry rose 1% in June compared with June 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

The employment services industry includes employment placement agencies, temporary help services, executive search services and professional employer...

Skilled to mediate $671 million case

July 15, 2010

Skilled Healthcare Group Inc., an operator of long-term care facilities, said today it agreed to go to mediation in an effort to settle a case alleging improper staffing. A jury in Humboldt County CA turned in a verdict of $671 million against the company in the case earlier this month.

The firm said...

SeatonCorp says Q2 revenue jumps

July 15, 2010

SeatonCorp reported second-quarter 2010 revenue rose 45% over the same period a year ago on an organic basis amid several new client signings and increases in scope and volume at existing clients. The company also said it has a 100% client renewal rate over the past 12 months.

SeatonCorp also said...

The Conference Board: U.S. growth slows

July 14, 2010

"As the rebound effects from the recession have almost entirely dissipated, a growth slowdown starting this summer is becoming increasingly apparent," The Conference Board reported.

Second-quarter growth in U.S. gross domestic product may be the highest for the year, according to The Conference Board....

EEOC: Adecco settles suit for $62,500

July 14, 2010

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced today it settled a retaliation suit against Adecco USA for $62,500. Adecco said it cooperated with the EEOC but is confident it did nothing wrong and that the complaint was without merit.

A former office supervisor for Adecco's Clearfield UT...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

July 14, 2010

The rate of entry by new firms into the staffing industry has slowed, according to the Insight "2010 Staffing Company Survey: Trend analysis of new firms entering the staffing industry" now available to Staffing Industry Analysts corporate members.

2010 Staffing Company Survey: Trend analysis of new...

Contract watch: Hill International

July 14, 2010

Hill International Inc. (NYSE: HIL), a Marlton NJ-based construction management firm that also provides staffing, announced a two-year contract valued at up to $15.0 million to provide construction management, professional staffing and consulting services to the New York City School Construction Authority....

Pulse: See where your firm stands

July 13, 2010

Each month the Staffing Industry Monthly Pulse Survey questions staffing firms on revenue trends across multiple staffing segments to get a snapshot of how markets are performing. However, only staffing firms taking part in the survey are sent the results.

The deadline to participate in this month's...

Job openings fall; hires and separations up

July 13, 2010

U.S. job openings fell by 2.9% in May from the previous month, but the number of openings was still up 28.9% over May 2009, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate -- a measure of job openings compared with total employment -- was 2.4% in May,...

Survey: 73% of IT workers under 45

July 13, 2010

A majority, 73%, of the today's information technology workforce is under age 45, according to a new survey released by TEKsystems.

According to the survey, generations that comprise the IT workforce include:
-"Silent Generation," born between 1922 and 1946; 1% of the IT workforce
-"Baby Boomers,"...