A number of large US employment and temporary employment agencies report.
Kelly Services (KELYA) Feb 5 2010 4th quarter and full year 2009
Manpower (MAN) Feb 2 2010 4th quarter and full year 2009
Monster Worldwide (MWW) Feb 3 2010 4th quarter and full year 2009
Robert Half International (RHI) Jan 28 2010 4th quarter 2009
It will be an interesting earnings period for these four companies. I'm sure a number of them may surprise to the upside and beat consensus, however growth remains very much muted in the overall US economy. Emerging markets may face hurdles as their recovery starts to overheat and may need to take the foot off of the petal with their stimulus policies.