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August 11, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - Temporary staffing taking the brunt of economic slowdown *Of nonfarm jobs lost year-to-date, 41% have been temp *Temp losses at recession-level proportions *Traditional non-temp jobs see only 0.2% decline For the Briefing, c...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

August 11, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - Economic indicators July 2008 *ECRI weekly leading index contracts further *Jobless claims up, but new program may play role in increase *Services sector better than expected, but still no growth For the Briefing, click here.


Arcadia staffing revenue slips 3.2%

August 11, 2008

Arcadia Resources Inc (AMEX: KAD) reported a 3.2% decline in revenue in its services segment, which includes the firm's staffing operations, to $30.2 million in its first fiscal quarter ended June 30. An increase in revenue from home-care services was offset by weakness in Arcadia's medical staff...


MSX buys Japanese operations

August 11, 2008

MSX International Inc. said last week that it acquired the Japanese training operations of Carter and Carter Group PLC. Terms of the deal were not announced. "This acquisition accelerates our expansion into the Japanese automotive market, and provides us with an immediate presence in this high-gr...


What's in store for healthcare staffing?

August 8, 2008

Healthcare staffing's outlook as well as challenges and opportunities facing firms in the space will be detailed by Staffing Industry Analysts Executive VP and Chief Analyst Barry Asin at the 2008 Healthcare Staffing Summit. The annual Healthcare Summit brings together CEOs of healthcare staffing...


Spring Group revenue rises 31.4%

August 8, 2008

Spring Group PLC, a London-based staffing firm with operations in the United States, posted a 31.4% increase in revenue to GBP250.5 million (US$499.8 million) in the first six months of the year. The company reported revenue of GBP190.5 million in the same period last year. Gross margin improved...


Canada loses 55,200 jobs

August 8, 2008

Employment in Canada fell by 55,200 jobs in July with total employment at almost 17.1 million, Statistics Canada reported today. The country lost approximately 7,100 full-time jobs and 48,100 part-time jobs. The nationwide unemployment rate, however, edged down to 6.1% in July from 6.2% in June....


Contract Watch - Headway, CDI, Westaff

August 8, 2008

Headway Corporate Resources said it will provide more than 3,700 workers to national retailer Hickory Farms for the upcoming holiday season through its Adaptive RPO program. Headway's program uses its national recruitment center and the company will provide sourcing of workers, screening, hiring...


Economic index hits five-year low

August 8, 2008

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index measuring the U.S. economy hit a five-year low. The leading index level fell to 127.5 in the week ended Aug. 1, and its growth rate contracted 8.9%. The growth rate is derived from a four-week moving average of the level and compared ag...


RCM revenue slips 3.2%

August 7, 2008

Second-quarter revenue fell 3.2% at RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD: RCMT) to $55.0 million from $56.8 million in the same period last year. Gross margin at the Pennsauken NJ-based staffing firm, however, improved to 27.5% from 24.6%. The company said the gain in gross margin came, in part, because o...