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Jobless claims decline by 6,000

March 11, 2010

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended March 6 fell by 6,000, or 1.3%, to 462,000 from the previous week's revised number of 468,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.

However, the four-week moving average of claims for the week ended March 6 rose...

North Dakota holds onto lowest jobless rate

March 10, 2010

North Dakota posted the lowest jobless rate among states in January at 4.2%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. It was followed by Nebraska at 4.6% and South Dakota at 4.8%.

North Dakota, Nebraska and South Dakota had ranked as the first-, second- and third-lowest unemployment rates...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

March 10, 2010

A replay of Tuesday's Staffing Industry Report webinar is available to corporate members of Staffing Industry Analysts as part of their corporate membership.

WEBINAR - Staffing Industry Report - March 2010
*Watch the full webinar on demand
*Analysis of temp employment trends
*The impact of SUTA and...

Staffmark 2009 revenue falls 28%

March 10, 2010

Staffmark, a Cincinnati-based staffing firm, posted 2009 revenue of $745.3 million, down 28.2% from $1.04 billion in 2008, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by parent company Compass Diversified Holdings (NASD: CODI).

Gross margin narrowed to 15.1% in 2009 from 17.2%...

People: RCM, On Time, Proven, Sanford Rose

March 10, 2010

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD: RCMT), a Pennsauken NJ-based staffing firm, announced S. Gary Snodgrass and Richard Machon will serve on its board of directors. Snodgrass most recently served as executive VP at Exelon Corp. Machon's background includes executive-level experience in the utility industry....

Monthly survey now taking pulse of industry

March 10, 2010

Interested in learning the pulse of the U.S. staffing industry? Participate in Staffing Industry Analyst's Monthly Pulse Survey to receive a 30-page report of sector-by-sector and segment-by-segment revenue trends. There is no cost to participate, but the deadline for this month's survey is 11 a.m....

Canadian staffing index: Slow, steady recovery

March 9, 2010

The new Canadian staffing index released by the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services in conjunction with Staffing Industry Analysts registered a reading of 74 in December -- 31% below its October high of 78 and 26% below the benchmark July 2008 reading.

Still, the December...

Manpower: U.S. hiring plans improve over year

March 9, 2010

U.S. employers plan more hiring in the second quarter of this year than the same period last year, but hiring plans remain about even compared with the first quarter, according to the Manpower employment survey released today by Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN).

"U.S. hiring activity is still in neutral, but...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

March 9, 2010

The Staffing Industry Daily News is just a small part of the information produced by Staffing Industry Analysts. Now available for corporate members is a new Insight on U.S. economic indicators.

INSIGHT - March Update: U.S. Economic Indicators & 2010 Projections
*Generally, economic indicators suggest...

Job openings, hires and separations fall

March 9, 2010

U.S. job openings fell by 2.4% on a year-over-year basis in January to approximately 2.7 million, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate rose to 2.1% in January from 2.0% in January 2009.

The number of hires fell 5.8% year-over-year to almost...