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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, March 2019 The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average for Feb. 18–March 17 held at 93, and was 1.5% lower than the same span of weeks in 2018. Staffing employment, similar to overall economy as measured by GDP, trails last year’s pace of growth but remains solid compared with other… More ›

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    Topics: Revenue Retention & Growth
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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, February 2019 Staffing employment for the week of Feb. 11–17 was essentially unchanged (+0.02%) for the second consecutive week, remaining at a value of 93, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Some survey respondents cited winter storms as factors that hindered growth of staffing jobs. Temporary and contract staffing employment… More ›

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    Topics: Revenue Retention & Growth
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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, January 2019 Staffing employment for the week of Jan. 7–13 grew 4.0% to a rounded value of 94, the strongest reading for the comparable week since 2008, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Temporary and contract staffing employment was 0.3% higher than the same week last year, edging out the… More ›

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    Topics: Strategic Management
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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, December 2018 Staffing employment for the week of Dec. 10–16 decreased 0.7% to a value of 102, according to the ASA Staffing Index. Reasons for the week-to-week decline include seasonal business fluctuations, inclement weather, and temporary-to-hire conversions. Despite these factors, the index held strong, growing 3.0% from the same week… More ›

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    Topics: Strategic Management
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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, November 2018 Staffing employment for the week of Nov. 11–18 was relatively unchanged (-0.1%), holding at a rounded value of 103 for the fifth consecutive week, according to the ASA Staffing Index. It is the first time since 2014 that the index reading has been this high for the 46th… More ›

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    Topics: Strategic Management
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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, October 2018 Staffing employment contracted 0.6% the week of Oct. 8–14, according to the ASA Staffing Index, edging back down to a rounded value of 102. Despite the week-to-week decline—which some survey respondents attribute to the Columbus Day holiday and inclement weather—the index registered at the highest level for the… More ›

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    Topics: Strategic Management
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    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, September 2018 Staffing employment grew 1.7% the week of Sept. 10–16, according to the ASA Staffing Index, which surged to a rounded value of 101. While businesses recovered from the Labor Day holiday and inclement weather in parts of the country, temporary and contract staffing employment remained robust, advancing 3.8%… More ›

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    Topics: Strategic Management
  • 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 ›

    Topics: Strategic Management
  • Most Difficult-to-Fill Occupations in Each Sector The 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… More ›

    Topics: Strategic Management
  • 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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