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ASA: Staffing Firms Employed Three Million People Per Day in 3Q13

New Data From Quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.03 million temporary and contract employees per day in the third quarter of 2013, up 2.6% from the same period in 2012, according to survey data released today by the American Staffing Association. The ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey collects information on U.S. temporary and contract staffing employment and sales on a quarterly basis.

“The staffing industry is proud of the role it played in providing employment opportunities to increasing numbers of U.S. workers during the past quarter,” says Richard Wahlquist, president and chief executive officer of the American Staffing Association. “From career counseling services to job placement, staffing and recruiting firms offer valuable resources and employment for job seekers.”

Temporary and contract staffing sales totaled $27.38 billion in the third quarter of 2013, 2.8% higher than the same period in 2012. Third quarter sales were nearly $444 million higher (1.6%) than in the second quarter of 2013. See the ASA website for more details about the quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey. You can also visit the ASA newsroom.

See the ASA Web site for more details about the quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey.

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About the ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey

The ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey has been conducted on a quarterly basis since 1992. The survey covers approximately 10,000 establishments (about a third of the industry) and the employment results parallel the establishment surveys of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. ASA provides the only survey-based quarterly estimate of U.S. temporary and contract staffing sales.

About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing industry. ASA and its affiliated chapters advance the interests of staffing and recruiting firms of all sizes and across all sectors through legal and legislative advocacy, public relations, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. ASA members provide the full range of employment and work force services and solutions, including temporary and contract staffing, recruiting and permanent placement, outplacement and outsourcing, training, and human resource consulting.

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