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Service sector activity and employment rise

June 3, 2010

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector continued to post growth in May, and there was good news for employment, according to the Institute for Supply Management.

The institute's nonmanufacturing index's May reading of 55.4 was unchanged from March and April. Index readings of more than 50 indicate...

Allegis names leader of international operations

June 3, 2010

Allegis Group named Chris Hartman to lead its international operations. Chad Lane will replace Hartman as president of Allegis Group Services, an operating company within the Allegis Group family of companies.

Allegis Group Services' offerings include managed services programs, recruitment process outsourcing...

Monster index posts highest growth since 2007

June 3, 2010

The Monster Worldwide Inc. employment index of online job demand rose one point in May to a reading of 134, but it was up 16 points over May 2009 -- the highest year-over-year growth since April 2007.

"The sustained expansion of job opportunities, especially in some large industries is encouraging,"...

Growth in online job ads pauses in May

June 2, 2010

After a steep rise in April, the number of online job ads was unchanged in May, according to The Conference Board's measure of online job ads released today.

The number of online job ads was approximately 4.15 million, unchanged from April.

"After the large 223,000 April increase in online advertised...

Jobless rates lowest in Oklahoma City, Washington

June 2, 2010

The Oklahoma City and Washington DC metropolitan areas posted the lowest jobless rates, 5.9% each, among U.S. metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The New Orleans metropolitan area registered the next-lowest unemployment rate at...

Survey: 9% of execs plan Q3 professional hiring

June 2, 2010

Nine percent of executives plan to increase professional staff in the third quarter while 6% anticipate declines, according to the professional employment report survey released today by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). The net 3% increase is down from the prior quarter's forecast.

The survey...

People: Randstad US, Excelerate, Harvey Nash USA

June 2, 2010

Randstad US named Jim Link as managing director of human resources. Prior to Randstad US, Link most recently served as general manager of human resources at Porsche Cars North America for eight years. Before joining Porsche, Link was director of human resources at The Pillsbury Company for eight years....

Canadian staffing index falls three points

June 2, 2010

The Canadian staffing index fell three points in April to a reading of 79, the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services reported today. However, the index is up from a reading of 70 in April 2009.

"This slight decline in April reflects the industry's normal seasonal decline of...

Mentor-protégé list and other research now online

June 1, 2010

A list of staffing firms willing to serve as mentors and other staffing firms willing to serve as protégés when pursuing contracts with large organizations such as the federal government is among the latest research released by Staffing Industry Analysts for corporate members.

Other research includes...

Manufacturing expands in May, pace slows slightly

June 1, 2010

The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in May, but at a slower rate than in April, according to the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing purchasing managers' index released today.

In May, the index slipped to a level of 59.7 from 60.4 in April. However, a reading above 50 indicates manufacturing...