July 2012 Archives

Tuesday July 24, 2012

July Staffing up 4.4% from a year ago

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ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report:
July 2012

Staffing employment in July is up 4.4% from July 2011, according to the ASA Staffing Index. The index value for June is 92, indicating that staffing employment is approximately 1.9% lower than that reported for the previous month. Typically, staffing employment peaks between mid-November and mid-December each year, after which it dramatically declines for several weeks before turning upward in mid-January. According to the index, since the beginning of 2012, temporary and contract employment has grown 22.4%.

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Monday July 16, 2012

Staffing Leads Job Growth in June

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the staffing industry led employment BLS logo.jpggrowth in June by adding more than 25,000 jobs, according to seasonally adjusted employment data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is a 1.0% increase over May and 10.7% more jobs than a year ago. Moreover, BLS substantially boosted its temporary help estimate for May, from an initial 8.5% to a revised 9.3% increase year-to-year. The staffing industry has added 776,000 jobs to the economy since September 2009.

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