More than three million temporary and contract employees work for America’s staffing companies during an average week.
During the course of a year, America’s staffing companies hire nearly 16 million temporary and contract employees.
While permanent employment is a top priority for most staffing employees, about one in five cite scheduling flexibility as a key reason for choosing temporary and contract work.
Staffing employees work in virtually all occupations in all sectors:
Staffing clients turn to staffing companies to achieve workforce flexibility and access to talent.
In the U.S., there are about 20,000 staffing and recruiting companies, which altogether operate around 39,000 offices. Approximately 55% of companies and 74% of offices are in the temporary and contract staffing sector of the industry.
ASA represents a majority of the industry in both sales and offices.
Staffing companies offer a wide range of employment-related services, predominantly