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  • BLS Employment Situation

    BLS Employment Situation March 2021

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    New Starts Decrease ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, March 2021 Staffing employment for the week of March 8–14 was relatively unchanged (+0.05%) from the prior week, according to the ASA Staffing Index, yet there were 11.2% more staffing jobs compared with the same week in 2020. The ongoing effects of Covid-19 were mentioned as a… More ›

    Topics: Business Management & Administration, Workforce Management, Skills Gap
  • The industry began to rebound, with average weekly staffing employment increasing from 2.1 million in the second quarter to 2.3 million in the third quarter (+14.4%); climbing further to 2.8 million in the fourth quarter (+18.8%). Temporary and contract staffing sales followed similar patterns. Throughout 2020, U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 2.5 million… More ›

  • BLS Employment Situation

    BLS Employment Situation February 2021

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    New Starts Also Increase ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, February 2021 Staffing employment for the week of Feb. 8–14 was up 0.8% from the prior week, according to the ASA Staffing Index. There were 3.2% more staffing jobs compared with the same week of 2020—the first week-six advance in three years. Temporary-to-hire conversions, inclement weather,… More ›

    Topics: Business Management & Administration, Workforce Management, Skills Gap
  • BLS Employment Situation

    BLS Employment Situation January 2021

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    New Starts Down ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, January 2021 Staffing employment for the week of Jan. 11–17 was up 2.8% from the prior week, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Staffing jobs appear to have rebounded from the December holidays and are at a solid level thus far in 2021—nearly 1% above week two… More ›

    Topics: Business Management & Administration, Workforce Management, Skills Gap
  • BLS Employment Situation

    BLS Employment Situation December 2020

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    New Starts Down ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, December 2020 Staffing employment for the week of Dec. 7–13 edged up 0.4% from the prior week, according to the ASA Staffing Index. This week marks a 2020 high for staffing jobs, with the index reaching an unrounded value of 91 for the first time this year…. More ›

    Topics: Business Management & Administration, Workforce Management, Skills Gap
  • 4Q20 Revenue Expected to Decline 7% Staffing employment decreased 33.6% in the second quarter of 2020 compared with the same period in 2019—a historic year-to-year decline. Staffing employment decreased 23.5% in the third quarter of 2020 from the same period in 2019. Although a historic year-to-year decline for the third quarter, the gap narrowed as… More ›

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