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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...


Jobless claims edge up by 1,000

January 7, 2010

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended Jan. 2 rose by 1,000, or 0.2%, to 434,000 from the previous week's revised number of 433,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims for the week ended Jan. 2 fell by 10,2...


Comsys raises revenue guidance

January 7, 2010

Comsys IT Partners Inc. (NASD: CITP) cited strengthening activity levels and raised its revenue estimate for fourth quarter of 2009. The Houston-based information technology firm now estimates fourth-quarter revenue of between $170 million and $175 million -- up from the previous guidance of $16...


Resources Connection revenue falls 36%

January 7, 2010

Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) reported revenue fell 36.1% to $121.5 million in its fiscal second quarter ended Nov. 28 on a year-over-year basis. However, revenue rose 2.7% compared with the first quarter. The Irvine CA-based firm -- which provides finance/accounting, information techno...