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

Tech/Engineering Staffing Analyst Interview

July 31, 2007

Staffing buyer survey: strategies for managing staffing suppliers

November 20, 2008

51% of buyers using VMS; usage to go to 66% by 2010
Use of diversity suppliers on the rise, especially by big companies
Energy/chemical and business services most open to new suppliers

Hottest (and coldest) metros update

January 12, 2009

Hottest: San Antonio, St.Louis, VA Beach-Norfolk
Weakest: Atlanta, Warren-Troy MI, Tampa Bay FL
Only four percent of metros seeing accelerating growth

Special Report - Office/Clerical Staffing Growth Assessment

December 18, 2007

Staffing's maturest segment sees tepid growth
Cross-selling opportunities still maintain office/clerical's bread and butter status
Trends in technology and offshoring promise to keep this market dynamic

Labor Market Indicators

August 19, 2005


April 3, 2009

Temp jobs down 72,000 in March
But staffing not plummeting everywhere
663,000 nonfarm jobs lost
Unemployment up, direct hire in freefall
Key staffing markets negative, but moderating

Temporary Jobs Guidebook Analyst Interview

January 29, 2008

How to get the most out of the Temporary Jobs Guidebook

Temporary Jobs Guidebook - 20 Fast Facts to Remember

January 29, 2008

Quick research you probably don't know - but should

Staffing's hottest (and coldest metros): update

November 11, 2008

Best: Baltimore-Towson MD, Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC, Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown TX
Worst: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale AZ, Detroit-Livonia MI, Wichita KS
43% of metros contracting at accelerating pace

U.S. payrolls add 215,000; Jobless rate remains at 5.0%

December 16, 2005