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Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

February 04 2008

Here is a list of research reports, and citations to other research, released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts.

INSIGHT - Temporary Jobs Guidebook - 20 fast facts to remember
Staffing Industry Analysts recently released its Temporary Jobs Guidebook, an evaluation of nearly 500 occupations in terms of temporary staffing market size, penetration, growth, and more. The following is a list of 20 notable staffing market facts from the report, with emphasis on niche markets of particular interest. For more, click here.

INSIGHT - Temporary Jobs Guidebook analyst interview
In this interview, Jon Osborne, Staffing Industry Analysts' Director of Research, talks about some of the main findings of the report, emphasizing best niches to approach and how staffing firms can get the most out of the report. For more, click here.

INSIGHT - Analyst Forum - Implications of Ensemble Chimes Global debacle
This Insight is a panel discussion between the analysts of Staffing Industry Analysts about the implications of the ECG meltdown for staffing firms, customers and the VMS industry itself. For more, click here.

BRIEFING - MPS buys Ensemble Chimes Global assets
MPS Group Inc., a Jacksonville FL-based staffing firm, bought the assets of Ensemble Chimes Global in bankruptcy court Jan. 23 for $8,075,000, not including ECG's customer contracts. For more, click here.

BRIEFING - Robert Half bucks trend with 15% revenue increase
Robert Half International reported fourth-quarter 2007 revenue of $1.22 billion, a 15.1% increase from 4Q06. Net profit for the quarter was $78.8 million, up 4.6% year-over-year. For more, click here.

BRIEFING - Same-store sales flat at TrueBlue
Fourth-quarter revenue rose at TrueBlue Inc., formerly known as Labor Ready Inc., despite a tough economic environment that includes a slowdown in residential construction. The company reported a 4.6% increase in fourth-quarter revenue while net income fell 33.4%. For more, click here.

CITATION - Geographical expansion 2006-2007
This citation directs readers to a December 2007 working brief entitled, "The Top 20 Transnational Temporary Staffing Agencies: Geographical Expansion 2006-7." For more, click here.

CITATION - The future labor market in China
This citation directs readers to a December 2007 white paper from the Adecco Institute entitled, "China's future labor market and the impact of new (globally inspired) labor laws." For more, click here.


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