Good Sign for the Economy: Demand for Temporary Staff Increasing

Some potentially good news in regard to the economy and staffing: Demand for temporary
workers is rising
according to the American Staffing Association.

The staffing index of the American Staffing Association has risen in
recent weeks. The index stood at 83 starting in mid October and jumped to 85 by mid November.

The 85 reading is still about 10% below year-ago numbers indicating that the job market remains weak. However, demand for workers has picked up 21% since July according to the American Staffing Association.

The staffing industry is considered a leading indicator for the overall performance of the general job market. Typically, a rise in temporary hiring usually precedes
an increase in general hiring. With a current U.S. unemployment rate at the highest it's been in 26 years
(10.2 %) this is welcome
news indeed.



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2 thoughts on “Good Sign for the Economy: Demand for Temporary Staff Increasing

  1. I have spoken to several staffing agencies in different field within Radiology. I too have noticed a slight increase in staffing, although the staffing seems to be moving faster in nursing than in Radiology, but nonetheless the change is moving forward.
    It does take time and it seems to be taking longer because of the economy, but like all trends, the trend is starting to change. Good news for staffing agencies.

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