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Mastech revenue down 18%

May 7, 2009

Pittsburgh-based information technology staffing firm Mastech Holdings Inc. (AMEX: MHH) announced first-quarter revenue fell 17.7% year-over-year to $20.6 million. "The recession continued to impact our operations during the first quarter of 2009," said interim CEO Sunil Wadhwani. "While the decl...


Calling intriguing staffers

May 7, 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...


Jobless claims down 5.4% over week

May 7, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 5.4% to 601,000 in the week ended May 2 from the previous week's revised number of 635,000. The four-week moving average of claims fell 2.3% to 623,500 from the previous week's revised average of 638,250.


Jobless claims down 5.4% over week

May 7, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 5.4% to 601,000 in the week ended May 2 from the previous week's revised number of 635,000. The four-week moving average of claims fell 2.3% to 623,500 from the previous week's revised average of 638,250.


Monster employment index improves

May 7, 2009

The Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW) employment index rose two points in April to a reading of 120 from its March reading of 118. The index was still down 54 points year-over-year in April. "April's rise in online recruitment activity was in line with seasonal expectations and suggests that t...


Cross Country revenue slips 2%

May 7, 2009

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) reported first-quarter revenue fell 2.1% year-over-year to $175.4 million. First-quarter revenue got a boost by the acquisition in July of Medical Doctor Associates, a locum tenens staffing firm, without which revenue would have declined further. CEO J...


Economy pulls Comforce revenue down 8%

May 7, 2009

First-quarter revenue fell 8.1% year-over-year at Comforce Corp. (AMEX: CFS) to $138.0 million. Revenue suffered mainly because of the declining global economy, management reported. Comforce reported first-quarter revenue in its human capital management services segment, which includes PRO Unli...


Analysts International revenue falls 46%

May 7, 2009

Analysts International Corp. (NASD: ANLY), a Minneapolis-based information technology services and staffing firm, announced first-quarter revenue fell 45.5% year-over-year to $45.1 million amid the recession. Excluding product sales, which accounted for 8.2% of revenue, first-quarter revenue fe...


Monster employment index improves

May 7, 2009

The Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW) employment index rose two points in April to a reading of 120 from its March reading of 118. The index was still down 54 points year-over-year in April. "April's rise in online recruitment activity was in line with seasonal expectations and suggests that the...


Cross Country revenue slips 2%

May 7, 2009

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) reported first-quarter revenue fell 2.1% year-over-year to $175.4 million. First-quarter revenue got a boost by the acquisition in July of Medical Doctor Associates, a locum tenens staffing firm, without which revenue would have declined further. CEO Jos...