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  • News Release

    ASA Launches @StaffingData on Twitter: Follow Staffing Industry Data and Trends

    The World Employment Confederation Outlines Policy Recommendations to Reduce Disparity Between Global Supply and Demand, Leading to Better Functioning Labor Markets More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Rises in October

    Up 4.1% From a Year Ago, Pace of Growth Steady Temporary help employment grew 0.6% from September to October, and was 4.1% higher than in October 2016, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 4.1% per month in the first 10 months… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Above 98 in October

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, October 2017 Staffing employment for the week of Oct. 9–15 edged up to 98.61, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.09% higher than the prior week, with some survey respondents citing temporary-to-hire conversions as a condition that impeded growth. Staffing employment was 1.32% higher… More ›

  • Federal Reserve Beige Book

    Fed: Economy Continued To Grow Amid Hurricanes; Staffing Demand Mixed

    Economic activity increased across all 12 Federal Reserve districts, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on regional economies (known as the “beige book”). The pace of growth was split between modest and moderate. Employment growth was modest, and labor markets were tight. Employers in many districts struggled to find qualified workers, and these… More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Up in September

    Moderate Growth Continues Despite Hurricane Activity Temporary help employment edged up 0.2% from August to September, and was 3.8% higher than in September 2016, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 4.1% per month in the first nine months of 2017, significantly… More ›

  • ASA Workforce Monitor

    ‘Skills Gap’ Is Unfamiliar to Americans

    Once Defined, Unknown Hits Home Half of Americans (50%) have never heard of the “skills gap,” according to the results of the latest American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor® survey conducted online by Harris Poll. However, the unfamiliar becomes familiar when a definition of the term is offered. When provided with “the term ‘skills gap’ refers… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Growth Continues in September

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, September 2017 Staffing employment for the week of Sept. 11–17 surged to 97.26, according to the ASA Staffing Index, surpassing a value of 97 for the first time this year. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 1.46% higher than the prior week, with some survey respondents citing temporary-to-hire conversions and… More ›

  • Federal Reserve Beige Book

    Fed: Modest to Moderate Economic Growth; Staffing Demand Mixed

    Economic activity expanded at a modest to moderate pace across all 12 Federal Reserve districts in July and August, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on regional economies (known as the “beige book”). Employment growth slowed some, ranging from a slight to a modest rate in most districts. Labor markets were tight, and… More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Steady in August

    Up 4.3% From a Year Ago Temporary help employment was unchanged (0.0%) from July to August, but was 4.3% higher than in August 2016, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 4.1% per month in the first eight months of 2017, significantly… More ›

  • ASA Skills Gap Index

    ASA Skills Gap Index: Top Hard-to-Fill Jobs by Sector

    Most Difficult-to-Fill Occupations in Each Sector American Staffing Association Skills Gap Index has identified the hardest-to-fill occupations in the U.S. for the second quarter of 2017. The two hardest-to-fill jobs in each staffing industry sector are Engineering, information technology, and scientific Computer and information research scientists Computer systems engineers/architects Health care Audiologists Podiatrists Industrial Heavy… More ›

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