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  • News Release

    BLS: Staffing Employment Remains Robust in June

    Up 3.2% From a Year Ago Temporary help employment edged up 0.3% from May to June, and was 3.2% higher than in June 2017, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 3.6% per month in the first six months of 2018, significantly… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Hits Post-Recession High for June

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, June 2018 The ASA Staffing Index for the week of June 11–17 rose 0.6% to a rounded value of 98—the strongest reading for the 24th week of the year since 2007, right before the Great Recession. Staffing employment was 1.3% higher than the same week last year, with some survey… More ›

    ASA, Staffing Index, ASA research
  • ASA Workforce Monitor

    Apprenticeships Can Kickstart Careers

    Nine in 10 Americans who either were apprentices themselves or know someone enrolled in these “earn while learning” programs say the experiences had a positive effect on that person’s career, according to the results of the latest American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor® survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults conducted online by The Harris Poll…. More ›

  • ASA Employment & Sales Survey

    Staffing Employment Sets Record High for First Quarter

    New Data From Quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.10 million temporary and contract workers per week in the first quarter of 2018, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association—the greatest number for any first quarter since reporting for the ASA Staffing Employment and… More ›

  • News Release

    BLS: Staffing Employment Steady in May

    Up 3.0% From a Year Ago Temporary help employment changed little (-0.3%) from April to May, but was 3.0% higher than in May 2017, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 3.6% per month in the first five months of 2018, significantly… More ›

  • Federal Reserve Beige Book

    Fed: Moderate Economic Growth; Staffing Demand Up, but Workers Hard to Find

    Economic activity expanded moderately in late April and early May, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on regional economies (known as the “beige book”). Employment rose at a modest to moderate pace, but labor market conditions remained tight. Shortages of qualified workers were reported in various specialized trades and occupations, including truck drivers… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Grew at Record Pace in May

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, May 2018 The ASA Staffing Index for the week of May 7–13 edged down 0.1% but remained at a rounded value of 97, a new high for the 19th week of the year. The index continued a streak of record high readings for the comparable week—a trend that began in… More ›

    ASA, Staffing Index, ASA research
  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Robust in April

    Up 3.9% From a Year Ago Temporary help employment edged up 0.3% from March to April, and was 3.9% higher than in April 2017, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 3.8% per month in the first four months of 2018, significantly… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Historically High for April

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, April 2018 Staffing employment for the week of April 9–15 surged 1.2% to a rounded value of 96—the strongest reading for the same week since the inception of the ASA Staffing Index in 2006. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 3.0% higher than the same week last year, which then… More ›

  • Federal Reserve Beige Book

    Fed: Economic Growth Continued; Challenges Filling Positions

    Economic activity continued to expand at a modest to moderate pace in March and early April, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on regional economies (known as the “beige book”). Employment growth was modest to moderate in most districts, though many employers experienced challenges finding qualified candidates to fill positions. Labor shortages were… More ›

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