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Jobless claims up 1.8%

April 2, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits rose 1.8% to 669,000 in the week ended March 28 from the previous week's revised number of 657,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims rose 1.0% to 656,750 from the previous week's revis...


Adecco replaces top executive

April 2, 2009

Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, named a new CEO today, and announced its current top executive will leave at the end of this month. The company said it will still continue with plans to build up its professional staffing business. The new CEO, Patrick De Maeseneire, presently serves...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

April 2, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis*SISI up 10.8% in March, outperforms S&P 500 *15 gainers, 5 decliners*Weak demand in nurse staffing drives bearish guidance in healthcare


People - Cross Country, Impellam, LocumTenens.com

April 2, 2009

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) named a new president of its Cejka Search subsidiary. Impellam Group PLC appointed a VP of human resources for its North American operations. LocumTenens.com announced a new VP of marketing. Cross Country Healthcare named Lori Schutte as president of its...


People - Cross Country, Impellam, LocumTenens.com

April 2, 2009

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) named a new president of its Cejka Search subsidiary. Impellam Group PLC appointed a VP of human resources for its North American operations. LocumTenens.com announced a new VP of marketing. Cross Country Healthcare named Lori Schutte as president of i...


Adecco replaces top executive

April 2, 2009

Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, named a new CEO today, and announced its current top executive will leave at the end of this month. The company said it will still continue with plans to build up its professional staffing business. The new CEO, Patrick De Maeseneire, presently serv...


Monster index falls four points in March

April 2, 2009

The Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW) employment index fell four points in March to a reading of 118 from its February reading of 122. The index is down 49 points from its year-ago reading in March 2008. "The decline in U.S. online recruitment activity during March was a sober follow-up to Febru...


Jobless claims up 1.8%

April 2, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits rose 1.8% to 669,000 in the week ended March 28 from the previous week's revised number of 657,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims rose 1.0% to 656,750 from the previous week's revised...


Staffing index shows signs of stabilizing

April 1, 2009

The American Staffing Association's index measuring temporary employment showed signs of stabilizing since the first of the year. Its reading of 72 in March is roughly flat compared with February's reading of 73, according to the association. The index measures changes in the number of temporary...


Reports say job loss in mid 700,000s

April 1, 2009

Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NYSE: ADP) said today the U.S. lost 742,000 private-sector nonfarm jobs from February through March. In another estimate, Wanted Technologies Corp. said it believes the U.S. lost 752,000 nonfarm jobs in March. And a survey released today by CareerBuilder.com foun...