Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to the TrueBlue Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the speakers' presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to hand the conference over to your speaker today Derrek Gafford, CFO. Thank you. Please go ahead.
Derrek L. Gafford
Good afternoon everyone and thank you for joining today's call. I'm joined by our Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Beharelle. Before we begin, I want to remind everyone that today's call and slide presentation contain forward-looking statements, all of which are subject to risks and uncertainties, and we assume no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties, some of which are described in today's press release and in our SEC filings, could cause actual results to differ materially from those in our forward-looking statements.
We use non-GAAP measures when presenting our financial results. We encourage you to review the non-GAAP reconciliations in today's earnings release or at trueblue.com under the Investor Relations section, for a complete understanding of these terms and their purpose. Any comparisons made today are based on a comparison to the same period in the prior year, unless otherwise stated. Lastly, we will be providing a copy of our prepared remarks on our website at the conclusion of today's call and a full transcript and audio replay will also be available soon after the call. With that, I'll turn the call over to Patrick.
Thank you, Derrek, and welcome everyone to today's call. Total revenue for the third quarter was down 25% and we posted positive net income of $9 million or $0.25 per share. We are very pleased that the company has returned to profitability. We've taken the right actions to restore profitability and position the company for long-term growth as the economy recovers. During the third quarter, we saw steady improvements in our revenue trends across most of the industries and geographies we serve. Our cost management actions continue to show meaningful results which helps position us for stronger incremental profit margins when revenue growth returns.
Now, let's turn to our results by segment, starting with PeopleReady. PeopleReady is our largest segment representing 61% of trailing 12-month revenue and 76% of segment profit. PeopleReady is the leading provider of on-demand labor and skilled trades in the North American industrial staffing market. We service our clients via a national footprint of physical branch locations as well as our JobStack mobile app. PeopleReady's revenue was down 29% during the quarter and we saw intra-quarter improvement with revenue down 27% in September versus down 32% in July.
PeopleManagement is our second largest segment representing 30% of trailing 12-month revenue and 15% of segment profit. PeopleManagement provides onsite industrial staffing and commercial driving services in the North American industrial staffing market. The essence of a typical PeopleManagement engagement is supplying an outsourced workforce that involves multi-year, multi-million-dollar onsite or driver relationships. These types of client
Derrek L. Gafford
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Chief Executive Officer, Director
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