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Direct Hire Staffing Growth Update

September 8, 2011

  • Direct hire coming back strong, despite high college-level unemployment
  • Public companies are optimistic about direct hire and indicate they will be hiring more employees in their direct hire divisions

Commercial Staffing Growth Update

September 8, 2011

  • Industrial staffing continues double-digit growth, but rate decelerating
  • Four out of five office/clerical staffing firms also experiencing growth
  • Employment trends in key markets mixed - business services recovering, manufacturing and financial services beleaguered

Healthcare Staffing Growth Update - September, 2011

September 1, 2011

  • Although hospitals continue to face cost pressure, they show renewed demand for travel nurses
  • The challenge of finding nurses to fill orders is leading to margin concerns
  • Health information management and hospitalist staffing continue to surge

Engineering/design growth update

August 19, 2011

  • Engineering/design firms experiencing recovery
  • Three engineering occupations in tight supply
  • However, broader trends not particularly promising

Economy Update: U.S. Economic Indicators and Projections

August 16, 2011

  • Manufacturing index drops to lowest level in two years, non-manufacturing index also drops
  • After revisions, real GDP has not recovered to pre-recession levels

Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results for 24 Publicly Held Staffing Firms

August 10, 2011

  • Second quarter revenue up median 19.1% at largest firms
  • 21 of the 24 firms show some revenue growth
  • Complete revenue & income table for 24 publicly reporting firm

2010 Contingent Buyers Survey

July 18, 2011

  • Sixth annual contingent buyers survey
  • 196 page report, complete aggregation of results
  • Contingent management strategies, industry practices and plans for future use

Economy Update: U.S. Economic Indicators & Projections

July 15, 2011

  • ECRI Weekly Leading Index upticked to 127.6 for the week ended June 1st, but trend remains tepid
  • Initial unemployment claims trending flat

Staffing Industry Report Webinar - July 2011

July 12, 2011

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Analysis of temporary employment trends
  • More from the buyers survey
  • Legal, Legislative, news update

July 2011 U.S. Staffing Industry Stock Index Snapshot

July 5, 2011

  • SISI down 15% for the quarter, compared to flat S&P 500 and 2% decline in Russell 2000
  • 2 gainers, 16 decliners
  • Downgraded GDP projections and weak temporary employment numbers sink SISI