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  • Federal Reserve Beige Book

    Fed: Slight to Moderate Economic Growth; Staffing Demand Increased

    Economic activity expanded at a slight to moderate pace across all 12 Federal Reserve districts in June, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on regional economies (known as the “beige book”). Employment across most of the nation maintained a modest to moderate pace of expansion. Labor markets tightened further for both low- and… More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Job Growth Strengthens in June

    Up 4.7% From a Year Ago, Best Pace in Two Years Temporary help employment grew 0.4% from May to June, and was 4.7% higher than in June 2016, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 4.0% per month in the first six… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Robust in June

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, June 2017 Staffing employment for the week of June 12–18 edged up to 96.30, according to the ASA Staffing Index, reaching the highest value for the same week since 2007. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.21% higher than the prior week. Some respondents reported that seasonal business fluctuations and… More ›

  • ASA Workforce Monitor

    Americans Split on Impact of Automation in the Workplace

    Automation in the workplace is a polarizing issue for Americans, according to the results of a new American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor® survey conducted online by Harris Poll. About equal percentages of respondents say that automation (e.g., robots or artificial intelligence) will be a good or a bad thing for the future world of work…. More ›

  • ASA Employment & Sales Survey

    Staffing Employment Easing Continues in First Quarter

    New Data From Quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.07 million temporary and contract workers per week in the first quarter of 2017. Staffing employment growth eased (-0.5%) compared with the same period in 2016, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association. Average weekly… More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Grows in May

    Up 4.9% From a Year Ago, Continuing Robust Pace of Growth Temporary help employment grew 0.4% from April to May, and was 4.9% higher than in May 2016, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 3.9% per month in the first five… More ›

  • Federal Reserve Beige Book

    Fed: Continued Modest to Moderate Economic Growth; Strong Staffing Demand

    Reports from most of the 12 Federal Reserve districts indicated that the economy expanded at a modest to moderate pace from early April through late May, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on regional economies (known as the “beige book”). Labor markets continued to tighten, with most districts citing shortages across a range… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Advances in May

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, May 2017 Staffing employment for the week of May 8–14 increased to 94.77, according to the ASA Staffing Index—maintaining a value above 94 for the fourth consecutive week. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.58% higher than the prior week, and was 1.25% higher than the same week last year…. More ›

  • ASA Workforce Monitor

    ‘Gig Economy’ Is Just Jargon to Most Americans

    Three out of four U.S. adults (75%) have never heard of the term “gig economy,” according to the results of a new American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor® survey conducted online by Harris Poll. Roughly three in 10 Americans (29%) don’t know how to define the term, and 31% cannot identify specific types of gig work…. More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Up in April

    Up 3.9% From a Year Ago, Pace of Growth Steady Temporary help employment edged up 0.2% from March to April, and was 3.9% higher than in April 2016, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 3.7% per month in the first four… More ›

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