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  • 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 ›

  • ASA Employment & Sales Survey

    Staffing Employment Contracts in Second Quarter; Demand Remains Strong

    New Data From Quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.13 million temporary and contract workers per week in the second quarter of 2017, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association. On a quarter-to-quarter basis, staffing employment was up 1.9% from the first quarter to… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Rises in August

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, August 2017 Staffing employment for the week of Aug. 7–13 increased to 96.74, reaching the highest value so far this year, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.29% higher than the prior week, growing for the fifth consecutive week. Staffing employment was 1.43% higher… More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Job Growth Continues in July

    Up 4.2% From a Year Ago, Continuing Steady Pace of Growth Temporary help employment grew 0.5% from June to July, and was 4.2% higher than in July 2016, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 4.0% per month in the first seven… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Stable in July

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, July 2017 Staffing employment for the week of July 10–16 jumped to 95.21, according to the ASA Staffing Index, reaching the highest value for the same week since 2014. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 4.40% higher than the prior week—nearly offsetting the decreases of the prior two weeks as… More ›

  • Federal Reserve Beige Book

    Fed: Slight to Moderate Economic Growth; Staffing Demand Increased

    Economic activity expanded at a slight to moderate pace across all 12 Federal Reserve districts in June, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on regional economies (known as the “beige book”). Employment across most of the nation maintained a modest to moderate pace of expansion. Labor markets tightened further for both low- and… More ›

  • BLS Monthly

    BLS: Staffing Job Growth Strengthens in June

    Up 4.7% From a Year Ago, Best Pace in Two Years Temporary help employment grew 0.4% from May to June, and was 4.7% higher than in June 2016, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 4.0% per month in the first six… More ›

  • ASA Staffing Index

    ASA Staffing Index Robust in June

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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, June 2017 Staffing employment for the week of June 12–18 edged up to 96.30, according to the ASA Staffing Index, reaching the highest value for the same week since 2007. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.21% higher than the prior week. Some respondents reported that seasonal business fluctuations and… More ›

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