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  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Edges Up Again in November

    Staffing Job Growth Trend Continues Temporary help employment edged up 0.5% from October to November, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Staffing firms added 14,300 jobs in November, which was 1.9% higher than November 2015. Over the past six months, year-to-year job growth has averaged 1.6% per… More ›

  • Federal Reserve Beige Book

    Fed: Economy Expanded Further; Staffing Activity Increased

    Reports from the 12 Federal Reserve districts indicate that the economy continued to expand across most regions from early October through mid-November, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on regional economies (known as the “beige book”). Most districts reported slight to moderate growth, though some reported mixed or flat growth. Manufacturing employment reports… More ›

  • Employment Down 0.61%

    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, November 2016

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    ASA Staffing Index Above 98 in November Staffing employment for the week of Nov. 7–13 edged down to 98.32, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.26% lower than the prior week, with survey respondents attributing the decrease to the Veterans Day holiday. Staffing employment was 0.61% lower than the… More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Edges Up in October

    Staffing Job Growth Reverts to Trend Temporary help employment edged up 0.2% from September to October, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Staffing firms added 6,400 jobs in October, which was 1.3% higher than October 2015. Over the past six months, year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged… More ›

  • Employment Down 1.05%

    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, October 2016

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    ASA Staffing Index Rises Above 97 Staffing employment for the week of Oct. 10–16 increased to 97.33, according to the ASA Staffing Index—surpassing the value of 97 for the first time this year. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.53% higher than the prior week and was 1.05% lower than the same week last year…. More ›

  • ASA Skills Gap Index

    ASA Skills Gap Index: Latest Top 10 Hard-to-Fill Jobs

    10 Most Difficult to Fill Occupations The American Staffing Association’s Skills Gap Index has identified the hardest-to-fill occupations in the U.S. for the second quarter of 2016, with the 10 most difficult being Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers General internists Podiatrists Psychiatrists Physician assistants Merchandise displayers and window trimmers Obstetricians and gynecologists Surgeons Occupational therapists… More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Rises in September

    Staffing Firms Add 23,200 Jobs in September Temporary help employment increased 0.8% from August to September, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Staffing employment was 1.9% higher than in September 2015. Over the past 12 months, BLS reported, year-to-year staffing job growth averaged 2.1% per month. Nonseasonally… More ›

  • ASA Workforce Monitor

    Training Can Improve Business Efficiencies, Minimize Losses

    The World Employment Confederation Outlines Policy Recommendations to Reduce Disparity Between Global Supply and Demand, Leading to Better Functioning Labor Markets More ›

  • Employment Down 2.32%

    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, September 2016

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    ASA Staffing Index Steady Above 95 Staffing employment for the week of Sept. 12–18 increased to 95.46, according to the ASA Staffing Index—the first increase in four weeks. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.60% higher than the prior week, which included the Labor Day holiday. Staffing employment was 2.32% lower than the same week… More ›

  • ASA Employment & Sales Survey

    Staffing Employment Essentially Unchanged in Second Quarter

    New Data From Quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.17 million temporary and contract workers per week in the second quarter of 2016, essentially unchanged (-0.3%) from the same period in 2015, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association. Average weekly employment this April… More ›

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