Jon Osborne

VP, Strategic Research

Jon Osborne
josborneSPAMFILTER@staffingindustry.com

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

Special Report - Legal Staffing Growth Assessment

December 1, 2006

Different segment, different sales cycles and decision makers
Why this segment remains relatively small and highly concentrated>
What's not to like about high profitability and fast growth

DECEMBER EMPLOYMENT SITUATION

January 4, 2008

Survey of staffing firms: What's good for staffing? What's bad?

July 30, 2008

Most positive factor: the Internet
Most negative factors: VMS, offshoring, procurement, workers comp
Wide variation of opinion by segment, industry, firm size

BRIEFING -- JUNE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION

July 3, 2008

Temp jobs off 30,400
Staffing weighs heavily in U.S. June job loss
Unemployment stable at 5.5%
Place and search cutting staff

Staffing's hottest (and coldest) metros update

December 15, 2008

Hottest markets: St. Louis MO, Baltimore-Towson MD, San Antonio TX
Weakest markets: Detroit-Livonia MI, Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale AZ, Wichita KS
Only seven percent of metros seeing accelerating growth

Hottest (and coldest) metro markets update

February 4, 2009

San Antonio TX and Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown TX metro area tie for first place
Median decay in staffing employment accelerates to -7.1% y/y
Median twelve-month trend reveals deterioration has steepened

NOVEMBER EMPLOYMENT BULLETIN

December 7, 2007

Information Technology Staffing Profile and Prospects

October 19, 2007

Special Report - Tech/Engineering Staffing Growth Assessment

July 11, 2007

Spike in commodity prices creates a boom in demand
Market still competitive, but increasingly concentrated
Talent shortage ongoing and likely to continue

Survey of staffing firms: Vendor management, HR outsourcing & consulting - Who offers what to whom?

June 24, 2008

Staffing-related services a function of firm size
Commercial staffing more active provider of such services
Is RPO ahead of itself?