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Staffing firm's operations may be suspended

December 26, 2007

Tokyo-based staffing firm The Goodwill Group Inc. said its staffing operations in Japan may be suspended because of proposed penalties by the government there. Meanwhile, published reports say its founder will resign as CEO.

The company said operations in 89 Japanese offices would be suspended for four...

Survey - 32% of employers to add full-time staff

December 26, 2007

Thirty-two percent of employers plan to add full-time staff in 2008, compared with 40% at this same time last year, according to CareerBuilder.com's 2008 job forecast survey.

Eight percent plan to decrease staff in 2008, while 47% expect no change and 13% are unsure.

"Looking forward, plans for hiring...

Office openings - Right Management

December 26, 2007

Right Management, a subsidiary of Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), announced the opening of an office in Geneva, Switzerland. The site is Right Management's third office in Switzerland.

Service sector hiring expectations drop

December 24, 2007

Fewer service sector employers plan to increase hiring in January compared with a year ago, while manufacturing hiring is expected to hold steady, according to the leading indicator of national employment index (LINE) report from the Society for Human Resource Management and Rutgers University.


No Daily News on Tuesday

December 24, 2007

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published on Tuesday because of the Christmas holiday. Look for your next issue on Wednesday.

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 24, 2007

Here is a list of research reports released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts:

INSIGHT - Health Information Management (HIM) staffing
The market for Health Information Management (HIM) staffing is experiencing increasing demand as the shortage of medical coders widens, regulatory requirements...

Judge won't temporarily halt Arizona law

December 24, 2007

A federal judge on Friday denied temporary restraining orders to postpone the implementation on Jan. 1 of a new Arizona law aimed at getting tough on employers who hire illegal immigrants. The law, HB 2779, would require all employers in that state to use the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify...

Happy Holidays from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 21, 2007

Wishing you peace, joy and prosperity through the holiday season and 2008!

Outlook stable for staffing firms

December 21, 2007

Of companies that use staffing firms, 58% plan to either increase or make no change to the number of staffing firms they use in 2008, according to a survey released today by CareerBuilder.com. The survey found that 37% of employers used at least one staffing firm in 2007, 23% used at least two, and 12%...

Idaho again posts lowest jobless rate

December 21, 2007

Idaho registered the lowest jobless rate among states for the fifth month in a row in November, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The state's unemployment rate was 2.7%. It was followed by South Dakota and Utah at 2.8% each.

Michigan experienced the highest unemployment rate among...