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  • Federal Reserve Beige Book

    Fed: Moderate Economic Growth; Strong Staffing Demand

    The economy expanded at a moderate pace through the end of August, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on regional economies (known as the “beige book”). Employment and wages continued to grow at a modest to moderate pace, even as labor market tightness persisted. Businesses in some districts increasingly added benefits—such as vacation… More ›

  • ASA Employment & Sales Survey

    Staffing Employment at 18-Year High for Second Quarter

    New Data From Quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.2 million temporary and contract workers per week in the second quarter of 2018, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association—the greatest number for any second quarter since 2000. Staffing employment increased 2.3% in the… More ›

  • Monthly Jobs Report

    BLS: Staffing Employment Grows in August

    Up 2.9% From a Year Ago Temporary help employment grew 0.3% from July to August, adding 10,000 jobs over the month, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Staffing employment was 2.9% higher than in August 2017. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 3.4% per month in the… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Continues at Record High Levels

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, August 2018 The ASA Staffing Index for the week of Aug. 6–12 strengthened by 0.7% to a rounded value of 101—the third consecutive week the index has reached record highs for their comparable weeks. This also marks the first time the index has reached a rounded figure of 101 before… More ›

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  • ASA Workforce Monitor

    Apprenticeships Make People More Job-Ready Than College

    A majority of Americans (62%) agree that apprenticeships—or “earn while learning” vocational opportunities—make people more employable than going to college, 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. About seven in 10 U.S. adults say learning a specific… More ›

  • News Release

    BLS: Staffing Employment Expands in July

    Up 3.3% From a Year Ago Temporary help employment grew robustly, adding 28,000 jobs over the month of July, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Staffing employment increased 0.9% from June to July and was 3.3% higher than in July 2017. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Hits All-Time High for July

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, July 2018 The ASA Staffing Index for the week of July 9–15 jumped 6.7% to a rounded value of 98, bouncing back from last week’s holiday dip to a historically high level for the 28th week of the year. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 2.9% higher than the same… More ›

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  • Federal Reserve Beige Book

    Fed: Modest to Moderate Economic Growth; Labor Supply an Obstacle

    Economic activity continued to expand across the U.S., according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on regional economies (known as the “beige book”), with most districts reporting moderate or modest growth. Employment and wages rose at a modest to moderate pace, but districts reported that tight labor markets and the inability to find workers… More ›

  • 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 ›

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