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How to offer your temps benefits - for free

November 30, 2007

Staffing Industry Analysts Director of Research and Analysis Jon Osborne blogs on cafeteria-style benefits plans. Click here.


Vedior buying share of German firm

November 29, 2007

Vedior NV struck a deal to buy 70% of a German provider of information technology staffing. The company, known as GULP Information Services GmbH and GULP Consulting Services GmbH, was founded in 1996 and is based in Munich, Germany, with operations in that country as well as Austria and Switzerland....


Hiring expectations fall

November 29, 2007

Fewer service sector employers plan to increase hiring in December compared with the same time last year while employment expectations are down in manufacturing, according to the leading indicator of national employment index (LINE) report from the Society for Human Resources Management and Rutgers University...


Print help-wanted ads decline

November 29, 2007

The Conference Board's index measuring job ads in U.S. newspapers fell one point in October and now stands at 23. It was 29 during the same period last year. Help-wanted advertising fell in all nine U.S. regions in the past three months. The largest declines happened in the Pacific (down 18.0%), West...


Beige Book says labor market looser

November 29, 2007

The tight labor market loosened in some areas, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve Beige Book released Wednesday. Wage increases continued in a range of 3% to 4% on an annual basis. The Kansas City district said wage pressures picked up while the San Francisco district said wage gains were especially...


Unemployment claims rise by 23,000

November 29, 2007

In the week ended Nov. 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 352,000, an increase of 23,000, or 7.0%, from the previous week's revised figure of 329,000. The four-week moving average was 335,250, an increase of 5,750 from the previous week's revised average of...


People - Ensynch, Korn/Ferry, Kelly, Pro Staff

November 28, 2007

Ensynch Inc., a Tempe AZ-based information technology staffing and solutions firm, named Rick Winterich as its chief financial officer. Winterich formerly served as CFO of Horizon Services and Mobility Electronics and had founded a niche Internet business.

Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) named...


Exchange gives ATC an extension

November 28, 2007

ATC Healthcare Inc. (AMEX: AHN) said the American Stock Exchange granted the company an extension until Jan. 24 to file its quarterly report for the period ending Aug. 31. The exchange had sent the company a letter on Oct. 24 saying it didn't meet listing requirements because it hadn't yet filed its...


Contingent Workforce Manager - A Profession?

November 28, 2007

Subadhra Sriram, associate editor of Contingent Workforce Strategies, blogs about the trend where more and more work full time as contingent workforce managers. Click here.


Birmingham has lowest jobless rate

November 28, 2007

The Birmingham AL area posted the lowest jobless rate among all large metropolitan areas at 2.7% in October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Richmond VA ranked second with an unemployment rate of 3.0%. The Detroit area had the highest rate at 7.8%.

Among all metropolitan areas, Idaho...