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Forecasters - GDP to see bigger decline

February 13, 2009

Economists estimated greater contraction in real gross domestic product, increases in the jobless rate and more job losses, according to the first quarter 2009 Survey of Professional forecasters released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. However, they expect real GDP will grow...


Allegis renames U.K. engineering, IT operations

February 13, 2009

The Allegis Group announced that it renamed its engineering, professional and information technology staffing operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland. They had operated under the Allegis Group brand name, but the engineering and professional staffing division was rebranded under the Aerote...


Forecasters - GDP to see bigger decline

February 13, 2009

Economists estimated greater contraction in real gross domestic product, increases in the jobless rate and more job losses, according to the first quarter 2009 Survey of Professional forecasters released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. However, they expect real GDP will grow ag...


Time to stick it to staffing firms?

February 13, 2009

Now may be the time when staffing buyers stick it to staffing firms, but is that a wise idea? Staffing Industry Analysts' Director of Research Analysis Jon Osborne writes on the relationship between staffing firms and buyers during this troubled economic time in The Contingent Blog. For the ful...


Bankruptcy attorneys among those in demand

February 12, 2009

Bankruptcy/foreclosure and patent prosecution attorneys are among the most in-demand workers in the legal field this year, according to the 2009 salary guide from Robert Half Legal, the legal staffing division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). For law firms, bankruptcy/foreclosure...


Good news - Little Sunday dread

February 12, 2009

Few workers (9%) dread the starting of a new work week, according to the American workplace insights survey by Adecco Group North America. It found that 21% are excited to get going, while 41% are happy to have a job. Another 26% were indifferent.


Bankruptcy attorneys among those in demand

February 12, 2009

Bankruptcy/foreclosure and patent prosecution attorneys are among the most in-demand workers in the legal field this year, according to the 2009 salary guide from Robert Half Legal, the legal staffing division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). For law firms, bankruptcy/foreclosure at...


Jobless claims edge down 1.3%

February 12, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment fell 1.3% to 623,000 in the week ended Feb. 7 from the previous week's revised figure of 631,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. However, the four-week moving average of claims rose 4.1% to 607,500 from the previous week's revised...


Mainstay buys ProTrades Connection

February 12, 2009

Mainstay Business Solutions, a Folsom CA-based staffing firm, announced its acquisition of ProTrades Connection, a San Jose CA-based industrial staffing firm with 15 offices. The deal took effect Jan. 1; terms were not announced. The acquisition brings Mainstay's network of staffing locations i...


Good news - Little Sunday dread

February 12, 2009

Few workers (9%) dread the starting of a new work week, according to the American workplace insights survey by Adecco Group North America. It found that 21% are excited to get going, while 41% are happy to have a job. Another 26% were indifferent.