U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 2.91 million temporary
and contract workers per business day during the second quarter of 2012,
according to recent data released by the American Staffing Association.
"Even in the face of a very stubborn jobs recession, staffing and
recruiting firms continue to provide the way to work for millions of people
each day," says Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive
From April through June of this year, the number of temporary and contract
workers employed by U.S. staffing firms on an average business day was 5.4%
higher compared with the second quarter of 2011. This is the 10th consecutive
quarter of year-to-year staffing industry job growth since the recession ended
"As the economy continues to slowly improve, businesses are turning to
staffing firms for flexible work force solutions and access to qualified
talent," Wahlquist says.
Temporary and contract staffing sales in the second quarter were 8.9% higher
year-to-year compared with the second quarter of last year.
From Staffing Industry News