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Top 4 Staffing Stocks for an Improving Economy

The U.S. economy has suddenly shifted into a higher gear, and "help wanted" signs are popping up at many more companies. That's great news for the whole staffing industry, but these four firms could benefit more than most.

Holiday Hiring Takes a Hit, Despite a Brighter Economy

Retailers and shipping companies are adding fewer new jobs than they did a year ago. One reason for the low number is that employers began shopping for seasonal workers earlier than usual, boosting hiring in October. If retail sales hold up, December could see more hiring.

UPS Predicts 7.5% Jump in Holiday Shipping for 2010

As UPS gears up for its busiest time of year by hiring about 50,000 temporary workers, the world's largest package-delivery service said it expects to ship about 7.5% more packages this holiday season than it did a year ago.

Amazon to Hire 12,500 Temp Workers for Holidays

Amazon will hire more than 12,500 temporary workers for its U.S. fulfillment centers during the holiday season as the world's largest online retailer gears up for its busiest time of year.

Amazon: Lots of Help Wanted for the Holidays

Amazon has positions to fill in three fulfillment centers in two states. It's joining other retailers such as Toys 'R' Us and Kohl's is adding scads of temporary hires for 2010 holiday sales crunch -- the most since 2007.

Kohl's to Hire 40,000 Temps for the Holiday Season

Retailer Kohl's said on Wednesday that it plans to hire 40,000 temporary workers during this year's holiday season at stores, distribution centers and credit operations nationwide -- 7,000 more than last year. The shopping season this year has been forecast to be stronger than it was in 2009.

Why a Republican Congress Won't Ignite a Hiring Explosion

CNBC's Larry Kudlow blogged Tuesday that the a GOP win in November's elections would create an explosion of U.S. job creation. One of his guests that day on The Kudlow Report was DailyFinance's Peter Cohan, who breaks down precisely why that rhetoric doesn't match reality.

Very Few Laid-Off Californians Have Found New Jobs

Increased temp hiring and in industries such as retail and tourism have barely made a dent in a state hit by far larger job cuts in print media and telecommunications, according to the UCLA Anderson Forecast.

Temp Market Shows Hints of a Hiring Revival

While the U.S. unemployment rate has remained frustratingly high, the sector specializing in short-term and freelance jobs has taken on a split personality of sorts. Demand for contractors is ticking upward, but pay rates are going the other way.

June's Jobs Report Could Have Been Even Worse

Overall, 125,000 U.S. jobs were lost last month, primarily due to the Census ending 225,000 temporary positions. Private sector of 83,000 was better than in May, but it's still pretty weak for this point in a recovery.

Growth May Be Too Tepid to Spark a Full Recovery

Even though the overall economy continues to show strength, many economists believe the Fed%u2019s projection of 3.5% growth may not be enough to satisfy the financial markets' hopes for a faster, more far-reaching rebound from the Great Recession.

Time for Staffing Company Stocks?

Investors should ignore the broader jobs debate and hone in on one aspect that seems indisputably strong: the pickup in temp hiring. And more hiring in that area could be good for Manpower and Robert Half International.