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Canada loses 2,600 jobs

January 8, 2010

Canada lost 2,600 jobs in December, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. MarketWatch reported that economists had expected a gain of 20,000 jobs. The unemployment rate was unchanged month-over-month at 8.5%. Of the jobs lost in December, 2,400 were full t...


Spherion: No change in worker confidence

January 8, 2010

The Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN) employee confidence index level of 49.1 was unchanged in December from November. "Our latest report mirrors what we are hearing from both candidates and customers -- many are at a standstill, waiting until job loss flattens out in anticipation of the ultimate uptur...


Large software, offshore outsourcing firms plan staffing push

January 8, 2010

In a sign of interest in the staffing industry by large software and offshore outsourcing firms, Oracle Corp. and its partners, Provade Inc. and Infosys Technologies Ltd., recently announced a joint effort to target sales to staffing firms. The companies are bringing together their software and...


U.S. adds temps, but total jobs down 85,000

January 8, 2010

U.S. temporary help payrolls rose by 46,500 jobs in December, a slightly smaller monthly gain than in November, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Gains in temporary employment for November and October were revised upward b...


Economic gauge hits 18-month high

January 8, 2010

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index measuring the U.S. economy reached a one-and-a-half year high. "The U.S. economy is firmly set to strengthen in the coming months," said Lakshman Achuthan, managing director of the institute. In the weekly period ending Jan. 1, the wee...


Korn/Ferry launches iPhone app

January 7, 2010

Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY), the Los Angeles-based executive search firm, launched a new iPhone application on Apple Inc.'s App Store for its clients and candidates that will allow users to apply for jobs through their iPhones among other things. Korn/Ferry said it’s the firs...


EEOC charges reach second-highest level

January 7, 2010

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said 93,277 workplace discrimination charges were filed with the agency in 2009 -- the second-highest level ever. It also announced that it obtained more than $376 million in monetary relief for those who suffered from discrimination. The high lev...


Monster index's annual decline slows

January 7, 2010

The Monster Worldwide Inc. employment index fell four points in December to a reading of 115 from November's reading of 119 amid a seasonal decline in online recruitment activity. On a year-over-year basis, the index is down 12% -- the mildest rate of annual decline in 18 months. "The decline in...


Pulse survey opens, firms can get industry snapshot

January 7, 2010

Want a current snapshot of the U.S. staffing industry by staffing sector and temporary help segment? Participate in Staffing Industry Analysts' monthly Pulse survey to receive a 30-page report on revenue and acquisitions trends. In appreciation for your participation, you will be entered in a dr...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

January 7, 2010

The Daily News represents a small portion of the information and research Staffing Industry Analysts provides. The latest research out today for corporate members discusses the industrial staffing segment. BRIEFING - Industrial segment improving, but some areas still slow *Pulse survey shows 'wi...