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Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report Update

July 23, 2009

In the week ending July 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 554,000, an increase of 30,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 524,000. The 4-week moving average was 566,000, a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week's revised average of 585,000.


International News: Temporary Workforce is Key, Professor Stresses

July 23, 2009

“In times of economic instability and uncertainty, temporary staff are vital for a company’s success.â€VbCrLf With this statement made during an interview with the Adecco Institute, Professor Jutta Rump, the director of the Ludwigshafen-based Institute for Employment and Employability, refute...


Earnings: TrueBlue

July 23, 2009

TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) reported Wednesday that second-quarter revenue fell 33% year-over-year to $247 million, above the $229 million consensus estimate according to Reuters Estimates. The Tacoma WA-based industrial staffing firm reported it closed 36 branches in the first quarter. Same branc...


International News: Temporary Workforce is Key, Professor Stresses

July 23, 2009

“In times of economic instability and uncertainty, temporary staff are vital for a company’s success.â€VbCrLf With this statement made during an interview with the Adecco Institute, Professor Jutta Rump, the director of the Ludwigshafen-based Institute for Employment and Employability, refut...


Good News for Health Care, IT

July 23, 2009

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis has announced a $220 million competition to fund projects that prepare workers for careers in the health care and other high growth industries. "An important part of our nation's continued economic recovery is ensuring that workers have the necessary skills to en...


Good News for Health Care, IT

July 23, 2009

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis has announced a $220 million competition to fund projects that prepare workers for careers in the health care and other high growth industries. "An important part of our nation's continued economic recovery is ensuring that workers have the necessary skills to e...


Mature Workforce an Opportunity for Staffing

July 23, 2009

A new CareerBuilder survey offers insight into the mature workforce, and how they are handling the recession. Twenty-eight percent of workers age 55 and older who were laid off in the last 12 months found new jobs, the lowest of all age groups. This compares to 71 percent of those ages 25 to 34....


More E-Verify Mistakes

July 23, 2009

Some illegal immigrants with stolen Social Security numbers are able to gain clearance for employment in the United States even after being checked through the federal government's pioneering online E-Verify system, senators and the Migration Policy Institute warned this week. The senators, led b...


Earnings: Manpower

July 23, 2009

Manpower Inc.'s (NYSE: MAN) second-quarter revenue fell 36% year-over-year, a 27% decrease in constant currency, to $3.80 billion. Revenue fell in all major reporting units with the exception of Right Management. The Milwaukee, WI-based company, one of the world's largest staffing firms, posted s...


Earnings: Manpower

July 23, 2009

Manpower Inc.'s (NYSE: MAN) second-quarter revenue fell 36% year-over-year, a 27% decrease in constant currency, to $3.80 billion. Revenue fell in all major reporting units with the exception of Right Management. The Milwaukee, WI-based company, one of the world's largest staffing firms, posted...