ASA Releases 2013 Economic Analysis of Staffing Industry Trends

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Staffing Association has released its 2013 economic analysis,"Navigating the 1% Economy." Written by ASA chief operating officer Steven P. Berchem, CSP, the report takes an in-depth look at recent staffing employment trends and what these suggest about the current economic environment and future labor market conditions.

Highlights from the analysis:

  • During the past four years, staffing firms have added close to one million new jobs to the U.S. economy, far outpacing virtually every sector and industry
  • U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 2.9 million temporary and contract workers per day in 2012, up 4.1% from 2011
  • Staffing employment in the four-year period following the end of the Great Recession has far outpaced the same period following the last recession
  • There is growing evidence of a structural shift in the way businesses are turning to the staffing industry for talent and work force solutions

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Interviews with Berchem and other ASA executives are available. The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing industry.

ASA and its affiliated chapters advance the interests of staffing and recruiting firms of all sizes and across all sectors through legal and legislative advocacy, public relations, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. ASA members provide the full range of employment and work force services and solutions, including temporary and contract staffing, recruiting and permanent placement, outplacement and outsourcing, training, and human resource consulting.

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