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Service sector's decline eases further

July 6, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector contracted more slowly in June than in May, the Institute for Supply Management reported today. Its nonmanufacturing index rose to a reading of 47.0 in June from 44.0 in May. However, only readings above 50 indicate expansion.


Weekly jobless claims fall 2.5%

July 2, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 2.5% to 614,000 in the week ended June 27 from the previous week's revised number of 630,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 0.4% to 615,250 from the previous week's revised...


Agency ramps up I-9 audits

July 2, 2009

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Wednesday it will audit I-9 forms at 652 businesses nationwide. That's up from 503 audit notices issued throughout the whole of last year. The businesses were selected for the audits "as a result of leads and information obtained through other i...


No Daily News Friday

July 2, 2009

The Contingent Workforce Strategies Daily News will not be published Friday, July 3, because of the Independence Day holiday. Look for your next issue on Monday, July 6.


New Best Staffing Firms to Work For List

July 2, 2009

Is your staffing company a great place to work? Then prove it! For the first time ever, Staffing Industry Analysts is conducting a survey of best places to work which will lead to a listing of the Best Staffing Firms to Work For 2009, which will be published in SI Review magazine. We know that en...


BRIEFING - JUNE EMPLOYMENT BULLETIN

July 2, 2009

  June temp loss: 37,600 jobs The June decline in temporary help payrolls, of 37,600 jobs, was higher than that of May but still well below the level of loss earlier in the year. It's also noteworthy that the temporary share of total employment loss has been moderating; in the first half of 2008...


Weekly jobless claims fall 2.5%

July 2, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 2.5% to 614,000 in the week ended June 27 from the previous week's revised number of 630,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 0.4% to 615,250 from the previous week's revised...


Agency ramps up I-9 audits

July 2, 2009

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Wednesday it will audit I-9 forms at 652 businesses nationwide. That's up from 503 audit notices issued throughout the whole of last year. The businesses were selected for the audits "as a result of leads and information obtained through other in...


Temp payrolls fall by 37,600 in June

July 2, 2009

The June decline in temporary help payrolls, of 37,600 jobs, was higher than that of May but still well below the level of loss earlier in the year, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The temporary share of total employment loss has been moderating; in th...


No Daily News Friday

July 2, 2009

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published Friday, July 3, because of the Independence Day holiday. Look for your next issue on Monday, July 6.