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  • 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 ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Holds Steady in March

    Up 3.8% From a Year Ago Temporary help employment remained unchanged (0.0%) from February to March, but was 3.8% higher than in March 2017, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 3.7% per month in the first three months of 2018, significantly… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Hits a 10-Year High for March

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, March 2018 Staffing employment for the week of March 12–18 increased 0.7%, growing for the third consecutive week to a rounded value of 95—the best reading for this particular week in 10 years—according to the ASA Staffing Index. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 2.2% higher than the same week… More ›

  • ASA Employment & Sales Survey

    Staffing Employment Steady in 2017

    New Data From Quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.19 million temporary and contract workers per week in 2017, down slightly (-0.6%) from 2016, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association. This is the third-highest number of staffing employees since 2006, just before the… More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Surges in February

    Up 4.2% From a Year Ago Temporary help employment grew robustly in February, adding nearly 27,000 jobs over the month, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Staffing employment increased 0.9% from January to February and was 4.2% higher than in February 2017—the greatest year-to-year growth since July… More ›

  • Federal Reserve Beige Book

    Fed: Economic Growth Continued; Staffing Activity Increased

    The economy continued to expand at a modest to moderate pace in January and February, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on regional economies (known as the “beige book”). Employment grew at a moderate pace amid persistent labor market tightness nationwide, and demand for qualified workers was brisk. Wage growth was moderate in… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Robust for February

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, February 2018 Staffing employment for the week of Feb. 12–18 edged down 0.4%, but remained at a rounded value of 94 for the fourth straight week, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Despite the slight decline, the week of Feb. 12–18—which included the Presidents Day holiday weekend—matched the highest level… 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 Skills Gap Index has identified the 156 hardest-to-fill occupations in the U.S. for the fourth quarter of 2017. The two most difficult-to-fill jobs in each staffing industry sector are Engineering, information technology, and scientific Computer and information research scientists Information security analysts Health care Psychiatrists… More ›

  • ASA Workforce Monitor

    Hiring? Make the Process Personal

    About seven in 10 Americans (69%) believe that the job search today is too impersonal, according to the results of the latest American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor® survey of more than 2,100 U.S. adults conducted online by The Harris Poll. And eight in 10 (80%) say that applying for a job feels like sending their… More ›

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