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SHRM report - Hiring down year-over-year

June 5, 2009

Employers in the manufacturing sector plan to cut more jobs than they add in June, according to the leading indicators of national employment report from the Society for Human Resource Management. Service-sector firms plan to add staff in June, but at a lesser rate than the previous year. The r...


Employment in Canada falls by 41,800

June 5, 2009

Canadian employment fell by 41,800 in May to approximately 16.8 million, Statistics Canada reported today. Canada's unemployment rate rose to 8.4% in May from 8.0% in April. Full-time employment dropped by 58,700 jobs in May, but an increase in part-time employment of 17,000 partially offset th...


SHRM report - Hiring down year-over-year

June 5, 2009

Employers in the manufacturing sector plan to cut more jobs than they add in June, according to the leading indicators of national employment report from the Society for Human Resource Management. Service-sector firms plan to add staff in June, but at a lesser rate than the previous year. The rep...


Economic index highest since July

June 5, 2009

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index measuring the U.S. economy showed further improvement, according to its latest reading today. "With [weekly leading index] growth climbing to its best reading since July, U.S. growth prospects are rapidly reviving," said Lakshman Achu...


Contract watch - STG, CentralCare, Modis

June 4, 2009

STG International Inc. and CentralCare Inc. landed a nurse contract with the U.S. Department of Defense. Modis Inc. was chosen as a preferred vendor to the state of New York/Office of the Attorney General. STG, an Alexandria VA-based staffing and human resources services firm, and CentralCare, a...


E-Verify federal contractor rule delayed again

June 4, 2009

A rule requiring federal contractors to use e-Verify to check on employees was delayed for a third time, the Society for Human Resource Management announced this week. The date the rule takes effect is now Sept. 8 instead of June 30. E-Verify is a federally operated Web-based service for employ...


Jobless claims fall 0.6%

June 4, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 0.6% to 621,000 in the week ended May 30 from the previous week's revised number of 625,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims rose 0.6% to 631,250 from the previous week's revised a...


Monster index slips two points in May

June 4, 2009

The Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW) employment index fell two points in May from the previous month to a reading of 118. Year-over-year, the index is down 48 points. "Although the Monster Employment Index experienced a mild decline in May, there are emerging signs of stability in the hiring ma...


E-Verify federal contractor rule delayed again

June 4, 2009

A rule requiring federal contractors to use e-Verify to check on employees was delayed for a third time, the Society for Human Resource Management announced this week. The date the rule takes effect is now Sept. 8 instead of June 30. E-Verify is a federally operated Web-based service for employer...


Monster index slips two points in May

June 4, 2009

The Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW) employment index fell two points in May from the previous month to a reading of 118. Year-over-year, the index is down 48 points. "Although the Monster Employment Index experienced a mild decline in May, there are emerging signs of stability in the hiring...