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Firm pushes back bankruptcy filing

June 30, 2010

Medical Staffing Network Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MSNW.PK) said it now expects to file its previously announced bankruptcy on July 2 and reported a third amendment to its forbearance agreement with lenders, according to a filing on Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company had...

Number of online job ads essentially flat

June 30, 2010

The number of online job ads in June was essentially unchanged from May, according to The Conference Board's measure of online job ads released today.

There were 4.15 million online job ads in June, up by only 19,600 from May. However, the number of online job ads still rose by more than 500,000 during...

Las Vegas posts highest jobless rate

June 30, 2010

Las Vegas posted the highest jobless rate in May, 14.1%, among U.S. metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

The Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area in Southern California recorded the second-highest rate in May at 13.9%. It was...

ADP: Job growth slows in June

June 30, 2010

Growth in private employment looks to have slowed, according to Automatic Data Processing Inc.'s (NYSE: ADP) monthly employment report released today.

The U.S. added just 13,000 nonfarm, private sector jobs in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the report. That compares to estimated...

CDI buys engineering services firm

June 29, 2010

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) announced Monday it acquired L. Robert Kimball & Associates, a provider of engineering services.

L.R. Kimball is a 550-person firm based in Ebensburg PA with nine offices primarily in the mid-Atlantic region.

L.R. Kimball's focus is on engineering services and the firm does almost...

Legs and Reg Advisor June issue now online

June 29, 2010

A Colorado court rules a PEO won't have to pay $540,000 in delinquent taxes and interest, new laws in Wisconsin and Vermont get tough on independent contractor misclassification, and the California Supreme Court rules on the definition of employer. These stories and more are in the June issue of the...

Blog: Offshore recruiter for $800 a month!

June 29, 2010

Interest is growing in the use of offshore recruiters. Staffing Industry Analysts' VP of Research Jon Osborne writes more on the subject in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

Legal, legislative and government

June 29, 2010

Reports: U.S. Supreme Court to hear challenge to Arizona employer sanctions law, but high court lets San Francisco employer health mandate stand.

The Arizona employer sanction law can take away the business licenses of firms found to be hiring illegal workers, but the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday...

Consumer confidence dips amid job worries

June 29, 2010

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index fell in June for the first time in three months amid concerns over the labor market.

The index now stands at a reading of 52.9 (1985=100), down from 62.7 in May.

"Increasing uncertainty and apprehension about the future state of the economy and labor...

Survey: 46% won't drop employee health coverage

June 29, 2010

As healthcare reform takes shape, 46% of companies said they decided they won't end employee healthcare coverage, according to a survey by the Society for Human Resource Management. Less than 2% said they decided to drop coverage.
Some have suggested it might be cheaper to pay the penalty than...