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  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Seasonally Stable in January

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, January 2018 Staffing employment for the week of Jan. 8–14 accelerated to 94, reaching the second-highest value for the same week since the inception of the ASA Staffing Index in 2006. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 5.0% higher than the prior week, which included the New Year’s Day holiday…. More ›

  • Federal Reserve Beige Book

    Fed: Economic Growth Continued; Staffing Activity Increased

    The economy continued to expand from late November through the end of the year, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on regional economies (known as the “beige book”). Most Federal Reserve districts reported a modest to moderate rate of growth. Employment growth was modest, as labor market tightness spanning skills and sectors constrained… More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employment Edges Up in December

    Up 4.6% From a Year Ago, Pace of Growth Holds Steady Temporary help employment edged up 0.2% from November to December, and was 4.6% higher than in December 2016, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth averaged 4.1% per month in 2017, significantly higher… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Holds at 99 in December

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, December 2017 Staffing employment for the week of Dec. 11–17 softened to 99.66, but it remained above a value of 99 in eight of the past nine weeks, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.28% lower than the prior week, with survey respondents attributing… More ›

  • ASA Employment & Sales Survey

    Staffing Employment Essentially Flat in Third Quarter

    New Data From Quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.22 million temporary and contract workers per week in the third quarter of 2017, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association, remaining above three million for the 14th consecutive quarter. On a year-to-year basis, staffing… More ›

  • ASA Workforce Monitor

    The Skills Gap: Who’s to Blame?

    The vast majority of Americans say that institutions—schools, employers, and governments—all share responsibility for the skills gap in the U.S., according to the results of the latest American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor® survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults conducted online by Harris Poll. However, individual accountability is also a top factor contributing to this… More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Employee Hiring Rises in November

    Up 3.9% From a Year Ago, Maintaining Steady Pace of Growth Temporary help employment grew 0.6% from October to November, and was 3.9% higher than in November 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 over the past 11… More ›

  • Federal Reserve Beige Book

    Fed: Economic Growth Continued; Staffing Demand Mixed

    Economic activity continued to increase at a modest to moderate pace, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on regional economies (known as the “beige book”). Employment growth increased modestly to moderately, but tight labor markets were widespread. Employers had difficulty finding qualified workers across skill levels, a key factor restraining hiring plans in… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Robust in November

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, November 2017 Staffing employment for the week of Nov. 6–12 surged to 101.09, according to the ASA Staffing Index, rising above a value of 101 for the first time in nearly three years. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 1.11% higher than the prior week, despite survey respondents citing temporary-to-hire… More ›

  • 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 ›

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