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  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Holds at 93 in March

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, March 2017 Staffing employment for the week of March 6–12 edged up to 92.89, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.28% higher than the prior week, and was 2.01% higher than the same week last year. This week, containing the 12th, will be used… More ›

  • ASA Employment & Sales Survey

    Staffing Employment Essentially Unchanged in 2016

    New Data From Quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.21 million temporary and contract workers per week in 2016, essentially unchanged (-0.3%) from 2015, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association. This was the second-highest number of staffing employees for any year since the… More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Steady in February

    Up 3.2% From a Year Ago Temporary help employment showed little change (0.1%) from January to February, but was 3.2% higher than in February 2016, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over the past six months, year-to-year job growth has averaged 2.3% per month, compared with 1.6%… More ›

  • Federal Reserve Beige Book

    Fed: Economic Growth Continues at Start of 2017; Brisk Business for Staffing Firms

    Reports from the 12 Federal Reserve districts indicated that the economy expanded at a modest to moderate pace from early January through mid-February, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on regional economies (known as the “beige book”). Manufacturing activity accelerated somewhat, with most districts characterizing the pace of growth as moderate. Employment grew… More ›

  • ASA Skills Gap Index

    ASA Skills Gap Index: Top Hard-to-Fill Jobs by Sector

    Most Difficult-to-Fill Occupations in Each Sector The American Staffing Association’s Skills Gap Index has identified the hardest-to-fill occupations in the U.S. for the fourth quarter of 2016. The two hardest-to-fill jobs in each staffing industry sector are Engineering, information technology, and scientific Computer and information research scientists Information security analysts Health care Physician assistants Psychiatrists… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Steady in February

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, February 2017 Staffing employment for the week of Feb. 6–12 edged up to 93.85, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.41% higher than the prior week, and was 3.74% higher than the same week last year, which included the Presidents Day weekend. This week,… More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Robust in January

    Up 3.3% From a Year Ago, Pace of Growth Returns to Trend Temporary help employment edged up 0.5% from December 2016 to January 2017, and was 3.3% higher than in January 2016, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over the past six months, year-to-year job growth has… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index on the Rise in January

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, January 2017 Staffing employment for the week of Jan. 9–15 rose to 92.83, according to the ASA Staffing Index—increasing for the second consecutive week. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 2.40% higher than the prior week, which included the New Year’s Day holiday, and was 1.35% higher than the same… More ›

  • ASA Workforce Monitor

    Americans Optimistic About Job Creation After Election

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

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Steady in December

    Up 0.8% From a Year Ago, Pace of Growth Eases Temporary help employment showed little change from November to December (-0.5%), according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Staffing employment was 0.8% higher than in December 2015. Year-to-year staffing job growth averaged 1.7% in 2016—a significantly slower pace… More ›

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