According to Richard Wahlquist, the president and chief executive officer of the American Staffing Association, staffing companies continue to report steady demand for temporary and contract employees. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics confirmed this sentiment with recently released data in a staffing employment report on the subject. They report that over the past six months, staffing job growth has averaged 1.4% each month, and the data from the last twelve months points to an even more impressive growth statistic: 2% per month.
More and more people are turning to temporary employment, whether that’s to boost their resumes, earn income while searching for a full-time job, or something else. At the same time, more and more businesses of all sizes are turning to contract and temporary employees to fill their needs. Either way you look at it, the future looks bright for staffing agencies, their clients, and the candidates they are helping find work.
The original staffing employment report came from the American Staffing Association and can be viewed here.