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Segment Disclosures - Summary of Sales and Segment Operating Income (Loss) by Reportable Operating Segment (Detail)

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Segment Disclosures - Summary of Sales and Segment Operating Income (Loss) by Reportable Operating Segment (Detail) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended
Feb. 02, 2014
Jan. 27, 2013
Segment Reporting, Reconciling Item for Operating Profit (Loss) from Segment to Consolidated [Line Items]    
Staffing service revenue $ 392,269 $ 474,362
Other revenue 44,879 45,843
Net revenue 437,148 520,205
Expenses    
Direct cost of staffing services revenue 341,460 411,993
Cost of other revenue 37,278 39,753
Selling, administrative and other operating costs 67,108 70,337
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 319 345
Restructuring costs 1,361 740
Restatement, investigations and remediation 4,668 13,820
Operating loss (15,046) (16,783)
Operating Segments [Member]
   
Segment Reporting, Reconciling Item for Operating Profit (Loss) from Segment to Consolidated [Line Items]    
Staffing service revenue 392,269 474,362
Other revenue 44,879 45,843
Net revenue 437,148 520,205
Expenses    
Direct cost of staffing services revenue 341,460 411,993
Cost of other revenue 37,278 39,753
Selling, administrative and other operating costs 64,150 68,047
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 319 345
Restructuring costs 1,361 740
Segment operating income (loss) (7,420) (673)
Operating Segments [Member] | Staffing Services [Member]
   
Segment Reporting, Reconciling Item for Operating Profit (Loss) from Segment to Consolidated [Line Items]    
Staffing service revenue 392,269 474,362
Net revenue 392,269 474,362
Expenses    
Direct cost of staffing services revenue 341,460 411,993
Cost of other revenue 0 0
Selling, administrative and other operating costs 54,266 57,943
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 25 12
Restructuring costs 657 285
Segment operating income (loss) (4,139) 4,129
Operating Segments [Member] | Computer Systems [Member]
   
Segment Reporting, Reconciling Item for Operating Profit (Loss) from Segment to Consolidated [Line Items]    
Other revenue 15,520 20,226
Net revenue 15,520 20,226
Expenses    
Direct cost of staffing services revenue 0 0
Cost of other revenue 13,145 17,815
Selling, administrative and other operating costs 5,277 5,529
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 215 214
Restructuring costs 704 455
Segment operating income (loss) (3,821) (3,787)
Operating Segments [Member] | Other [Member]
   
Segment Reporting, Reconciling Item for Operating Profit (Loss) from Segment to Consolidated [Line Items]    
Other revenue 29,359 25,617
Net revenue 29,359 25,617
Expenses    
Direct cost of staffing services revenue 0 0
Cost of other revenue 24,133 21,938
Selling, administrative and other operating costs 4,607 4,575
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 79 119
Segment operating income (loss) 540 (1,015)
Corporate, Non-Segment [Member]
   
Expenses    
Selling, administrative and other operating costs 2,958 2,290
Segment Reconciling Items [Member]
   
Expenses    
Restatement, investigations and remediation $ 4,668 $ 13,820