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Westaff franchisee buys three corporate offices

June 24, 2009

The Mount Family Group Ltd., a Burlington VT-based Westaff franchisee, acquired three staffing offices from Koosharem Corp. effective June 15, said James Mount, chief operating officer of the Mount Family Group. Koosharem owns the Select Family of Companies, which recently acquired Westaff. The t...


Staffing index unchanged

June 24, 2009

The American Staffing Association's index measuring changes in temporary employment was unchanged in June from May with a reading of 72. The measure has been virtually flat since January. The index measures changes in the number of temporary and contract workers both weekly and monthly. The month...


69% say firms handling recession appropriately

June 24, 2009

A survey of workers by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) found that 69% said they believe their companies are taking appropriate steps to weather the current economic downturn. In addition, 55% said their companies will emerge from the recession stronger than before. The survey was based...


Staffing index unchanged

June 24, 2009

The American Staffing Association's index measuring changes in temporary employment was unchanged in June from May with a reading of 72. The measure has been virtually flat since January. The index measures changes in the number of temporary and contract workers both weekly and monthly. The mon...


69% say firms handling recession appropriately

June 24, 2009

A survey of workers by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) found that 69% said they believe their companies are taking appropriate steps to weather the current economic downturn. In addition, 55% said their companies will emerge from the recession stronger than before. The survey was base...


Mass layoffs rise 72%

June 23, 2009

The number of mass layoffs rose 72.4% in May compared to the same month last year, and the associated initial claims for unemployment insurance rose 73.3%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In May, there were 2,933 mass layoff actions compared with 1,701 in the same month a year...


Mass layoffs rise 72%

June 23, 2009

The number of mass layoffs rose 72.4% in May compared to the same month last year, and the associated initial claims for unemployment insurance rose 73.3%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In May, there were 2,933 mass layoff actions compared with 1,701 in the same month a ye...


Staffing upturn will come three months ahead

June 23, 2009

When a sustained upturn in staffing industry employment occurs, it would herald the end of the recession and suggest that overall nonfarm employment would start growing again about three months later, according to research released Monday by the American Staffing Association. The conclusion cam...


Wanted estimates 260,000 fewer jobs in June

June 23, 2009

Wanted Technologies Corp. estimates the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce a loss of only 260,000 jobs in June when it releases U.S. nonfarm payrolls on July 2. Among the losses, Wanted estimates a decline of 11,700 jobs in transportation and warehousing, a loss of 16,000 jobs in fin...


General Employment shareholders OK deal

June 23, 2009

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB) shareholders approved on Monday the sale of a majority stake in the firm to PSQ LLC. The Oakbrook Terrace IL-based company will issue 7.7 million new shares of stock to PSQ at 25 cents per share for a total of approximately $1.9 million. PSQ is al...