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CDI revenue flat, net income down

April 30, 2008

First-quarter revenue was flat at CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI). The Philadelphia-based staffing and engineering services company posted revenue of $293.9 million in the first quarter. CDI's first-quarter net income fell 6.4% to $7.9 million from $8.5 million in the first quarter of last year. Gross marg...

Oklahoma City posts lowest jobless rate

April 29, 2008

Oklahoma City reported the lowest jobless rate in March, 3.3%, among U.S. metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The Detroit area again posted the highest unemployment rate among large areas at 8.1%. Among metropolitan areas o...

Heidrick profit slips as Americas revenue falls

April 29, 2008

First-quarter net income fell 29.9% at Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII). The Chicago-based executive search firm said profit fell amid a decrease in operating income in its Americas region, driven by a decline in revenue from the financial services industry. Investment in its...

USG People net income rises 19.6%

April 29, 2008

First-quarter net income at Netherlands-based staffing firm USG People rose 19.6% to euro29.3 million (US$46.3 million), compared with euro24.5 million in the same period last year. First-quarter revenue rose 6.4% to euro963.9 million (US$1.52 billion) from euro906.2 million at the company which...

Gevity posts $1.6 million loss

April 29, 2008

Gevity HR Inc. (NASD: GVHR) reported a first-quarter loss of $1.6 million as it worked to discontinue its Gevity Edge Select offering. The Bradenton FL-based professional employer organization previously announced it would end Gevity Edge Select, which offered services without co-employment. The...

Spherion profit falls, revenue up on buys

April 29, 2008

First-quarter net income fell 50.8% at Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN) while revenue rose 24.8% in the wake of two large acquisitions. The Fort Lauderdale FL-based staffing firm acquired Technisource, the 17th-largest information technology staffing firm, in the fourth quarter of 2007 and Todays Staff...

Financials - General Employment, Dice

April 29, 2008

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB)For the second quarter ended March 31, 2008, compared with the same period in the previous year.Revenue: $3.9 million, -21.6% Net loss: $523,000 vs. net income of $90,000 Dice Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DHX) For the first quarter ended March 31, 2008, comp...

Certifications - Robison Medical Resource Group

April 28, 2008

Robison Medical Resource Group announced that it received the gold seal of approval for healthcare staffing services from the Joint Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations. Robison is an Oklahoma-based healthcare staffing firm that has been in operation since 1992.

People - Holland Group, Workway

April 28, 2008

The Holland Group, part of GW Premier America Inc., named Robert Schwarz as CEO. Schwarz has 30 years of experience in the manufacturing industry and has served as VP of the manufacturing industrial business group at Black & Decker and at General Electric as VP of the North American production, l...

Are you truly motivating your staff?

April 28, 2008

The right amount of pushing and nudging might just be what a crestfallen sales person or recruiter might need to reinvigorate and start their efforts anew. But remember, sometimes pushing can go too far. Sona Sharma, research analyst at Staffing Industry Analysts blogs on motivating internal staf...