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TemPositions buys Vintage Personnel

December 19, 2008

The TemPositions Group of Companies announced it acquired assets of Vintage Personnel Inc., a Forest Hills NY-based office/clerical staffing firm. Terms of the deal were not announced. Key internal staff members from Vintage will remain with the company. In addition, Tameka Monroe of TemPositions...


Qualified Resources names president

December 19, 2008

Qualified Resources International named Matthew Briand as its president. Briand joined Qualified Resources in 2001 as manager of consulting services; most recently he served as VP of sales and operations. He has more than 15 years of staffing experience. Briand takes over the role effective Jan....


Wyoming jobless rate is lowest, Michigan highest

December 19, 2008

Wyoming posted the lowest jobless rate among all states in November at 3.2%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Michigan recorded the highest at 9.6%. Rhode Island reported the second-highest unemployment rate at 9.3%. And four other states posted unemployment rates of 8.0% or mo...


Heidrick to cut 15% of staff

December 19, 2008

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) said today it would cut 15% of its staff amid difficult market conditions. The company said it wasn't able to quantify expected savings at this time. "Cost savings initiatives that we implemented earlier this year had the...


Temporary worker cuts

December 19, 2008

Agilent Technologies Inc., Caterpillar Inc., Western Digital and Ryder System Inc. were among firms announcing cuts in their use of temporary workers this week. Agilent Technologies Inc., a Santa Clara CA-based technology company, announced it was cutting its temporary workforce by 300 positions,...


Mass layoffs rise 75.2%

December 19, 2008

The number of mass layoffs totaled 2,328 in November, a 75.2% increase over the same month last year, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Initial unemployment claims associated with mass layoffs rose 60.4% year-over-year in November to 2...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 19, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Clinical/scientific staffing growth update *Coverage initiated for the clinical/scientific segment*We project $1.5 billion of domestic revenue for this segment for 2008 *Allegis group is the largest provider of staffing in thi...


Impellam lowers earnings expectations

December 19, 2008

Impellam Group PLC, a Luton, England-based staffing firm, said today it expects earnings for 2008 will be moderately below market expectations. The company also said its headcount and cost base is "being actively managed to reflect the lower levels of activity." Impellam said September was in-lin...


Jobless claims average rises 0.5%

December 18, 2008

The four-week moving average of seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims rose 0.5% to 543,750 in the week ended Dec. 13 from the previous week's revised average of 541,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. In addition, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment...


Most U.K. temps satisfied with agencies

December 18, 2008

A survey of temporary workers in the United Kingdom found that 84% were satisfied with their temporary employment agencies and 68% were satisfied with their pay. The survey results appear in a report announced Wednesday by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, the trade association for st...