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Job openings, hires fall in December

February 10, 2009

The number of U.S. job openings and hires fell in December while the number of separations from jobs rose, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job openings fell by 32.3% year-over-year in December to 2.7 million, according to the BLS. The job openings rate...


Revenue rises at Strategic Staffing Solutions

February 10, 2009

Strategic Staffing Solutions, a Detroit-based information technology staffing firm, reported full-year 2008 revenue of $160 million. That's an 8.1% increase over its 2007 revenue of $148 million, the privately held firm reported last year. The company said 2008 marked its 19th consecutive year of...


Tech wages remain flat in fourth quarter

February 10, 2009

Wages for technology professionals remained relatively flat in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to the Yoh index of technology wages released today. The index ended the quarter at a reading of 114.80, compared to a reading of 113.7 in the same period a year ago. Healthcare and telecommunicat...


Nelson founder returns to CEO role

February 10, 2009

The founder and executive chairman of the Nelson Family of Companies, Gary Nelson, will return to the role of CEO, the company announced Monday. Nelson takes over from Jonathan "JP" Parker, who was announced as CEO in May 2008. The move comes after a restructuring brought on by challenging econom...


Nelson founder returns to CEO role

February 10, 2009

The founder and executive chairman of the Nelson Family of Companies, Gary Nelson, will return to the role of CEO, the company announced Monday. Nelson takes over from Jonathan "JP" Parker, who was announced as CEO in May 2008. The move comes after a restructuring brought on by challenging econ...


Job openings, hires fall in December

February 10, 2009

The number of U.S. job openings and hires fell in December while the number of separations from jobs rose, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job openings fell by 32.3% year-over-year in December to 2.7 million, according to the BLS. The job openings rat...


U.K. launches temporary worker campaign

February 10, 2009

The United Kingdom launched a GBP1 million (US$1.5 million) campaign on Monday to remind temporary workers of their rights. The campaign will include posters as well as notices in the press, according to the U.K. government. In addition, Business Minister Pat McFadden is writing to more than 13,0...


Tech wages remain flat in fourth quarter

February 10, 2009

Wages for technology professionals remained relatively flat in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to the Yoh index of technology wages released today. The index ended the quarter at a reading of 114.80, compared to a reading of 113.7 in the same period a year ago. Healthcare and telecommunic...


U.K. launches temporary worker campaign

February 10, 2009

The United Kingdom launched a GBP1 million (US$1.5 million) campaign on Monday to remind temporary workers of their rights. The campaign will include posters as well as notices in the press, according to the U.K. government. In addition, Business Minister Pat McFadden is writing to more than 13...


Wells Fargo buying Capital TempFunds

February 9, 2009

Wells Fargo & Company signed a deal to acquire Capital TempFunds, a financial services provider to the staffing industry. Terms of the deal were not announced. Capital TempFunds will become part of Wells Fargo's staffing services group, which provides accounts receivable financing to staffing fir...