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Gevity settling suit over sale of company

May 5, 2009

Gevity HR Inc. (NASD: GVHR) announced it agreed to settle a lawsuit that sought to stop the company's acquisition by TriNet Group Inc., according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Gevity reported it will pay $290,000 to the plaintiff's counsel as part of the settleme...


Service-sector activity declines more slowly

May 5, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. service sector shrunk in April, but at a slower rate than in March, the Institute for Supply Management reported today. Its nonmanufacturing index rose to a reading of 43.7, up from 40.8 in March. Only index readings above 50 indicated expansion, and April represente...


Top recession-proof jobs

May 4, 2009

Recession proof jobs and how many of those jobs have high temporary-employment penetration rates? Staffing Industry Analysts' Senior Research Analyst Noël Calvi discusses this in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


Online job ads fall by 131,000

May 4, 2009

U.S. online advertised job vacancies fell 131,000 in April to approximately 3.1 million, according to The Conference Board's measure of online help-wanted ads released today. The April loss follows a decline of 6,600 in February and 100,000 in March. However, the declines are smaller than the dro...


Calling intriguing staffers

May 4, 2009

Do you know of anyone in the staffing industry who is successful, marches to their own drummer, is not run of the mill, is a little bit out of the ordinary or perhaps a tad mysterious? If so, Staffing Industry Analysts would like you to nominate that person to be featured in an upcoming issue of...


Europe - Groupe Crit, Poolia

May 4, 2009

French staffing firm Groupe Crit announced first-quarter revenue fell 29%. Poolia AB, a Stockholm, Sweden-based staffing firm, reported first-quarter revenue fell 1.8%. Groupe Crit announced first-quarter revenue of euro251.4 million (US$332.0 million), down 29% year-over-year. The first quarte...


NESCO may acquire Butler

May 4, 2009

Butler International Inc. (OTCBB: BUTL.PK), an engineering services and staffing firm, announced Friday it is negotiating to be acquired by Cleveland-based NESCO Inc. Butler had been in talks to be acquired by the Select Family of Staffing Companies, but that deal is not going through, accordin...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

May 4, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis*SISI up 33% in April, up 49% over last two months, highest monthly close since September*Highly cyclical SISI outperforms broader market as favorable economic signs emerge*OK to miss ear...


Online job ads fall by 131,000

May 4, 2009

U.S. online advertised job vacancies fell 131,000 in April to approximately 3.1 million, according to The Conference Board's measure of online help-wanted ads released today. The April loss follows a decline of 6,600 in February and 100,000 in March. However, the declines are smaller than the d...


NESCO may acquire Butler

May 4, 2009

Butler International Inc. (OTCBB: BUTL.PK), an engineering services and staffing firm, announced Friday it is negotiating to be acquired by Cleveland-based NESCO Inc. Butler had been in talks to be acquired by the Select Family of Staffing Companies, but that deal is not going through, according...