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CIO survey: Trying out workers helpful

July 16, 2009

Almost three-quarters of chief information officers say it's helpful to bring in tech workers on a contract basis before hiring them full time, according to a survey by Robert Half Technology, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Among the CIOs, 28% said bringing in a worker...


Jobless claims fall 8.3%

July 16, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 8.3% to 522,000 in the week ended July 11 from the previous week's revised number of 569,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 3.7% to 584,500 from the previous week's revised...


RCM buys IT solutions firm

July 15, 2009

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD: RCMT) announced Tuesday it acquired Project Solutions Group Inc., a Marlborough MA-based information technology solutions firm. Terms of the deal were not announced, Project Solutions Group should have revenue of about $5.5 million in 2009, according to the company....


RCM buys IT solutions firm

July 15, 2009

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD: RCMT) announced Tuesday it acquired Project Solutions Group Inc., a Marlborough MA-based information technology solutions firm. Terms of the deal were not announced, Project Solutions Group should have revenue of about $5.5 million in 2009, according to the company. R...


Healthcare reform proposals roll out

July 15, 2009

Healthcare reform proposals are being moved forward in the House and Senate that could require employers to provide coverage or pay a special payroll tax or fee. House Democrats introduced a healthcare reform bill on Tuesday that would tax high-income earners, require all Americans to purchase h...


Healthcare reform proposals roll out

July 15, 2009

Healthcare reform proposals are being moved forward in the House and Senate that could require employers to provide coverage or pay a special tax or fee. House Democrats introduced a healthcare reform bill on Tuesday that would tax high-income earners, require all Americans to purchase health ins...


Washington leads in tech jobs in July reading

July 15, 2009

The Washington DC/Baltimore MD area ranked first in number of tech jobs posted on job board Dice.com as of July 1, according to the Dice report by Dice Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DHX). There were 6,854 jobs posted in the Washington/Baltimore area. The New York/New Jersey area ranked second with 5,646 j...


Employers struggling with ill-prepared workforce

July 15, 2009

U.S. employers continue to struggle with an ill-prepared workforce with new hires lacking important basic and applied skills, according to a new report. Almost half of 217 employers surveyed reported they have to provide readiness training for new hires and the majority rate their programs as on...


Washington leads in tech jobs in July reading

July 15, 2009

The Washington DC/Baltimore MD area ranked first in number of tech jobs posted on job board Dice.com as of July 1, according to the Dice report by Dice Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DHX). There were 6,854 jobs posted in the Washington/Baltimore area. The New York/New Jersey area ranked second with 5,646...


IT temp sales bouncing back?

July 15, 2009

Preliminary results of the latest Staffing Industry Monthly Pulse Survey indicate that staffing firms specializing in selling information technology skills are by far the most likely to have reported an improvement in sales trends in June versus May. Among more than 50 such firms reporting so far...