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  • News Release

    BLS: Staffing Employment Steady in October

    Up 2.2% From a Year Ago Temporary help employment edged up 0.1% from September to October, and was 2.2% higher than in October 2017, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 3.2% per month in the first 10 months of 2018, significantly… More ›

  • Federal Reserve Beige Book

    Fed: Modest to Moderate Economic Growth; Staffing Demand Up

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

  • ASA Staffing Index

    Staffing Employment Robust in October

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, October 2018 Staffing employment contracted 0.6% the week of Oct. 8–14, according to the ASA Staffing Index, edging back down to a rounded value of 102. Despite the week-to-week decline—which some survey respondents attribute to the Columbus Day holiday and inclement weather—the index registered at the highest level for the… More ›

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  • News Release

    BLS: Staffing Job Growth Continues in September

    Up 2.9% From a Year Ago Temporary help employment grew 0.3% from August to September, adding 10,600 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 September 2017. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 3.3% per month in the… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Surges to 101 in September

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, September 2018 Staffing employment grew 1.7% the week of Sept. 10–16, according to the ASA Staffing Index, which surged to a rounded value of 101. While businesses recovered from the Labor Day holiday and inclement weather in parts of the country, temporary and contract staffing employment remained robust, advancing 3.8%… More ›

    ASA, Staffing Index, ASA research
  • 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 ›

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