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

Economic indicators update

December 8, 2008

ECRI index reaches new weekly low
Manufacturing and non-manufacturing indices both drop to record lows
4-week tally of unemployment claims tops last two recessions

Special Report - Finance & Accounting Staffing Growth Assessment

June 29, 2006

Despite large number of players, only 13 generate over $50 million in F&A
Why the target market is more significant than the skill set
Demography of talent suggests above-par prospects ahead


December 5, 2008

Temp jobs down 78,000 in November
1% of nonfarm jobs lost in last 3 months
Unemployment jumps to 6.7%
Key staffing markets on negative trend


March 6, 2009

Temp jobs down 78,000 in February
651,000 nonfarm jobs lost
Unemployment spikes—again—to 8.1%
But 20 industries still booming
Most key staffing markets on negative trend


October 3, 2008

Temp jobs off 24,000
Weak job generation spreading
College-level unemployment eases back to 2.5%
Key staffing markets on negative trend


May 2, 2008

Labor Market Indicators

November 11, 2005

Temporary staffing taking the brunt of economic slowdown

August 8, 2008

Of nonfarm jobs lost year-to-date, 41% have been temp
Temp losses at recession-level proportions
Traditional non-temp jobs see only 0.2% decline

Office/Clerical Staffing Target Markets and Skills

December 13, 2007

Hottest (and coldest) metro markets update

June 30, 2009

Seventy-nine metropolitan areas, ranked by trends in staffing employment
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux LA tops the list
Stormy weather: Metros near Phoenix, Charlotte, Boston