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U.S. adds 40,200 temp jobs in March

April 2, 2010

U.S. temporary help payrolls rose by 40,200 jobs in March while total nonfarm payrolls increased by 162,000 jobs, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The U.S. unemployment rate was 9.7% for the third month in a row.

U.S. temporary help payrolls...

Blog: How many temp staffing firms are there?

April 2, 2010

A rough calculation shows 8,500 --probably the lowest number since the 1990s. Staffing Industry Analysts VP of Research Jon Osborne discusses the number in The Contingent Blog. To go to the full blog, click here.

Index: Economy to be 'resilient' in months ahead

April 2, 2010

An improvement in the U.S. economy will continue through the months ahead, according to the Economic Cycle Research Institute, which produces a weekly leading index.

"With the [weekly leading index] holding near January's all-time high, the ongoing U.S. economic revival will prove resilient in the months...

Report: Hospital hires 850 temps during strike

April 2, 2010

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Thursday that Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia has hired 850 temporary employees after nurses and allied healthcare workers went on strike earlier this week. The hospital used HealthSource Global Staffing, based in Fremont CA, for most of the hiring, according...

Corporate Resources announces staffing buy

April 1, 2010

Corporate Resources Services Inc. (OTCBB: ACBT.OB) announced it struck a deal to acquire certain operations of GT Systems Inc., including GT's clerical, information technology and administrative staffing operations.

The purchase price is approximately $3 million in cash, and the anticipated closing date...

New CEO joining Futurestep

April 1, 2010

Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) named Byrne Mulrooney as CEO of its Futurestep division.
Mulrooney previously served as president and chief operating officer of Flynn Transportation Services, a third-party logistics company. His other experience prior to Futurestep includes leading SFN Group's...

ZeroChaos revenue rises more than 12%

April 1, 2010

ZeroChaos, a privately held Orlando-based staffing firm, announced full-year 2009 revenue rose by 12% to more than $725 million.
"The challenging economy sharpened our focus at ZeroChaos as we aggressively pursued savings measures for clients in our core business and looked for new opportunities...

Resources Conncection revenue down by 20%

April 1, 2010

Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) reported revenue fell 19.7% to $125.3 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Feb. 27 compared with the same period a year ago. Third-quarter revenue rose 3.1% compared with the second quarter.
The Irvine CA-based firm said its U.S. revenue fell 15.0% on a year-over-year...

SFN board member dies

April 1, 2010

SFN Group Inc., (NYSE: SFN), reported board member A. Michael Victory died on March 27. Victory had served on the board since August 1980.

SFN Group is the new name for Spherion Corp.

"Michael has been a part of our family for 30 years," said SFN President and CEO Roy Krause. "During this time, Michael...

Monster index edges up one point

April 1, 2010

The Monster Worldwide Inc. employment index of online job demand rose one point in March to a reading of 125. The one point gain follows an increase of 10 points in February.

"We're encouraged by the positive uptick in the index in the past two months," said Jesse Harriott, senior VP and chief knowledge...