Monday May 9, 2011

BLS Says Staffing Employment Remains Steady

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, seasonally adjusted staffing industry employment was essentially unchanged in April, with temporary help payrolls down 2,300 (-0.1%) from March. In a year-to-year comparison, temporary help employment is 11% higher than April of last year.

"Staffing firms have played a significant role in the jobs recovery, adding about 500,000 workers to industry payrolls since the recession ended in June 2009," says Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. "With millions of Americans still looking for work, staffing firms offer job seekers not only temporary assignments, but also a bridge to permanent jobs."