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  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Advances in May

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, May 2017 Staffing employment for the week of May 8–14 increased to 94.77, according to the ASA Staffing Index—maintaining a value above 94 for the fourth consecutive week. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.58% higher than the prior week, and was 1.25% higher than the same week last year…. More ›

  • ASA Workforce Monitor

    ‘Gig Economy’ Is Just Jargon to Most Americans

    Three out of four U.S. adults (75%) have never heard of the term “gig economy,” according to the results of a new American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor® survey conducted online by Harris Poll. Roughly three in 10 Americans (29%) don’t know how to define the term, and 31% cannot identify specific types of gig work…. More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Up in April

    Up 3.9% From a Year Ago, Pace of Growth Steady Temporary help employment edged up 0.2% from March to April, and was 3.9% higher than in April 2016, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 3.7% per month in the first four… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Stable in April

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, April 2017 Staffing employment for the week of April 10–16 dipped to 93.10, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.57% lower than the prior week, with survey respondents attributing the decrease to the Easter holiday. Staffing employment was 0.84% higher than the same week… More ›

  • Federal Reserve Beige Book

    Fed: Economic Growth Modest to Moderate; Staffing Demand Strong in Several Districts

    Reports from the 12 Federal Reserve districts indicated that economic activity increased modestly or moderately between mid-February and the end of March, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on regional economies (known as the “beige book”). Manufacturing continued to expand at a modest to moderate pace, and non-financial services generally continued to increase… More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Increased in March

    Up 3.8% From a Year Ago, Pace of Growth Picks Up Temporary help employment grew 0.4% from February to March, and was 3.8% higher than in March 2016, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 3.5% per month in the first three… More ›

  • 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 ›

  • 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 ›

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