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Jobless claims rise by 22,000

February 25, 2010

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended Feb. 20 rose by 22,000, or 4.6%, to 496,000 from the previous week's revised number of 474,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. CNNMoney reported that recent snow storms in the Northeast that put some p...


Annual staffing trends survey ongoing

February 25, 2010

The annual survey of staffing firms by Staffing Industry Analysts is still open. Participants will be entered into a raffle for prizes valued at $4,000 and will receive immediate access to a valuable report. To go to the survey, please click here.


Global staffing revenue fell 1% in 2008

February 25, 2010

Global revenue of private employment agencies fell by 1% to euro232 billion (US$327.01 billion) in 2008, according to the 2010 annual economic report released today by the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett). The U.S., Japan and the United Kingdom together represen...


Report: Belcan CEO dies

February 25, 2010

The chairman and CEO of Belcan Corp, Ralph Anderson, 86, died Feb. 13, the Business Courier of Cincinnati reported. Anderson founded Cincinnati-based Belcan in 1958. The company has revenue of $500 million and 60 offices, according to its Web site. Belcan, which provides engineering and informat...


Analysts revenue falls 53%, margins rise

February 25, 2010

Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANLY) reported fourth-quarter revenue fell 53.2% on a year-over-year basis, but gross margin improved. The Minneapolis-based information technology services and staffing firm posted fourth-quarter revenue of $26.6 million compared with revenue of $56.8 million...


Blog: Home is where the heart is

February 25, 2010

Jon Osborne, VP of research, discusses Staffing Industry Analysts' recent move to new offices in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


Accountabilities changes name, structure

February 25, 2010

Accountabilities Inc. (OTCBB: ACBT.OB) is now Corporate Resource Services Inc. The company announced it reorganized into a holding company with Accountabilities as a wholly owned subsidiary. Corporate Resource Services plans to apply for a new ticker symbol for trading on the over-the-counter bu...


ASA staffing index rises from year ago

February 24, 2010

Staffing employment in February was 10% higher than the same month last year, according to the American Staffing Association's staffing index. The index rose to a level of 80 in February from a level of 73 in February 2009. The index is also up from January's reading of 79. The index measures ch...


Blog: Time limits for temps

February 24, 2010

More than half of staffing buyers still have limits on the length of temp assignments. Staffing Industry Analysts' VP of Research Jon Osborne ponders why this is the case in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


InVentiv's clinical segment revenue down 6%

February 24, 2010

InVentiv Health Inc. (NASD: VITIV) said fourth-quarter revenue fell 5.9% in its clinical segment -- which includes clinical research staffing and outsourcing -- to $51.3 million from $54.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2008. The company said demand for staffing fell, but that was partially of...