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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...


New Orleans registers lowest jobless rate

April 1, 2009

The New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner metropolitan area in Louisiana reported the lowest jobless rate in February, 5.3%, among all U.S. metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The Oklahoma City OK area posted the second-lowest rate...


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 found...


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 temporar...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

April 1, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Clinical Scientific staffing growth update*Project 2009 contraction of 2.0%*Estimated market size of $1.5 billion*Aerotek is largest provider INSIGHT - Healthcare staffing growth update*Lowering 2009 growth projection to -6.0%...


New Orleans registers lowest jobless rate

April 1, 2009

The New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner metropolitan area in Louisiana reported the lowest jobless rate in February, 5.3%, among all U.S. metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The Oklahoma City OK area posted the second-lowest rate i...


Manufacturing activity shrinks at slower pace

April 1, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector declined further in March, but at a slower rate than in February, the Institute for Supply Management reported today. The institute's key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing posted a reading of 36.3 in March, up from February's reading o...


Manufacturing activity shrinks at slower pace

April 1, 2009

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector declined further in March, but at a slower rate than in February, the Institute for Supply Management reported today. The institute's key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing posted a reading of 36.3 in March, up from February's reading...


General Employment selling stake, CEO resigns

March 31, 2009

General Employment Enterprises Inc.'s (AMEX: JOB) will sell a controlling stake in itself to PSQ LLC, and President and CEO Herbert Imhoff Jr. will resign, the company announced Monday. The Oakbrook Terrace IL-based company will issue 7.7 million new shares of stock to PSQ for a total price of $1...