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Robert Half revenue falls 18.9%

January 29, 2009

Fourth-quarter revenue fell 18.9% at Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) to $989.8 million from $1.22 billion in the fourth quarter of the previous year. "Our financial results were impacted in North America and across the globe by very difficult labor markets, which weakened as the quar...


Trouble in paradise - contract attorney blog

January 29, 2009

Contract attorneys are taking their cases to the blogosphere, and some have a bitter twist. Staffing Industry Analysts' Senior Research Analyst Tony Gregoire writes on the phenomenon in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


26% of U.S. workers say they are free agents

January 29, 2009

Approximately a quarter of U.S. workers, 26%, identify themselves as free agents, according to a Web survey by Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA). The survey included 900 adults and Kelly defines the term free agents as workers freelancing with or without the support of a staffing firm, including...


26% of U.S. workers say they are free agents

January 29, 2009

Approximately a quarter of U.S. workers, 26%, identify themselves as free agents, according to a Web survey by Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA). The survey included 900 adults and Kelly defines the term free agents as workers freelancing with or without the support of a staffing firm, includin...


Robert Half revenue falls 18.9%

January 29, 2009

Fourth-quarter revenue fell 18.9% at Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) to $989.8 million from $1.22 billion in the fourth quarter of the previous year. "Our financial results were impacted in North America and across the globe by very difficult labor markets, which weakened as the quarte...


General Employment revenue down 27.2%

January 29, 2009

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB) said revenue for its fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 31 fell 27.2% to $2.9 million. The Oakbrook Terrace IL-based staffing firm also said it cut executive compensation and reduced headcount for a savings to administrative payroll at its corporate...


General Employment revenue down 27.2%

January 29, 2009

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB) said revenue for its fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 31 fell 27.2% to $2.9 million. The Oakbrook Terrace IL-based staffing firm also said it cut executive compensation and reduced headcount for a savings to administrative payroll at its corporate of...


Jobless claims from mass layoffs surge

January 28, 2009

The number of initial jobless claims related to mass layoffs rose in December and for full-year 2008 reached their highest levels since 2001 and 2002, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The temporary help services industry registered the largest number of initial unemployment c...


House OKs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

January 28, 2009

The House approved the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on Tuesday; the legislation will now go to President Barack Obama who is expected to sign it. The act will allow workers to sue for pay discrimination based on their most recent paycheck containing discriminatory pay rather than when the discr...


For staffing firm workers losing their jobs

January 28, 2009

What should internal workers at staffing firms do if they are laid off? Staffing Industry Analysts' Director of Research and Analysis Jon Osborne writes about the issue in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.