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

Labor Market Indicators

February 9, 2007


November 7, 2008

Temp jobs down 34,000 in October
524,000 nonfarm jobs lost in last 2 months
Unemployment jumps to 6.5%
Key staffing markets on negative trend


September 7, 2007

Hottest (and coldest) metro markets update

March 13, 2009

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC takes first place
Comeback kings: West Palm Beach FL and Bakersfield CA
Getting worse: Metros near Detroit, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Chicago

Tech/Engineering Segment Profile and Prospects

June 13, 2007

New forecast calls for moderate growth

February 28, 2007

Industry to rise 7% in 2007


March 7, 2008

Staffing buyer survey: contingent workforce decision-making & program sophistication

October 24, 2008

Most "best in class" contingent management programs managed by MSP
Spending more time on contingent management no guarantee of success
CW management increasingly becoming a profession

Compensation and Employment Survey of Anesthesiologists

May 9, 2007


May 8, 2009

Less worse: Temp jobs off 63,000 in April
Where staffing isn't plummeting
Also less worse: 539,000 nonfarm jobs lost

Unemployment up, search sector in freefall
Key staffing markets beginning to stabilize