Jon Osborne

VP, Strategic Research

Jon Osborne

After leading SIA's North America Research & Editorial department for nearly a decade, Jon Osborne now focuses on strategic research projects and communication of company research to members via the monthly Staffing Industry Report webinar. Previously, he had a 15-year career in bank financial analysis and investor relations at Bank of America. He holds an M.B.A. and B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago.

Recent Articles

Trends in Unemployment by Occupation: 2000-1Q08

June 30, 2008

Where the job market is tightening
Easiest placement opportunities
Exclusive detailed historical data on over 500 occupations

Where employment is still booming

March 5, 2009

Twenty industries that are bucking the trend
Employment trends in 114 industries examined and analyzed
Worst performing industry-temporary help

Special Report - Temporary Jobs Guidebook - Niche Market Opportunities for Staffing Firms

January 24, 2008

Top 25 best temp staffing niche markets identified
Temp jobs data on 500 occupations
For your convenience: data available in easily downloadable Excel file.

Temporary Staffing Long-Term Forecast, 2006-2016

April 16, 2008

This Insight includes:

  • Projections of temporary staffing long-term revenue growth by occupational category
  • Comparisons of projected staffing employment growth with overall U.S. employment growth
  • Detailed methodology and assumptions

Special Report - Healthcare Staffing Growth Assessment

September 20, 2007

Grumpy buyers remain spendy
Strategic positioning vital for new entrants
Missed opportunities for existing players

Staffing industry historical growth trends, 1995-2007

April 3, 2008

Understanding the path that led to now
Economic retrospective reveals variations in cyclicality
Segment and sector growth trends and market sizes over more than a decade

Where are they now? A retrospective look at previous years' fastest-growing companies

September 28, 2007

Number of fast-growing firms increases in 2005, '06 and '07
Fall-off comprised mostly of light industrial firms
Eight firms that made it all three years

2009 staffing company survey: Order fill rates by segment, industry, firm size

May 7, 2009

Benchmark your company's order fill rate performance
As expected, fill rates vary inversely by skill level
Scale economies in industrial segment: larger firms see higher fill rates

2008-2009 Staffing industry forecast: September update

September 29, 2008

Staffing Industry Analysts cuts industry forecast for 2008 and 2009
Financial services meltdown taking its toll
Segment and sector downgrades widespread

2008-2009 Staffing Industry Forecast: June Update

June 27, 2008

2008 industry growth projection cut slightly to 1.0%
Projections cut for IT, healthcare and five other segments
Key swing factor: weak demand from the financial services sector
On the plus side, industrial not quite as dire as expected