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U.S. Staffing Industry Forecast: Sept 2013 Update

September 10, 2013

  • U.S. staffing industry projected to grow 5% in 2013, and 5% in 2014, to reach $137 billion
  • Total U.S. temp staffing market forecast in 2014 to reach 95% of historical peak, adjusted for inflation
  • Forecast raised for the following market segments:  engineering staffing, education staffing,... More

2Q13 Financial Results for North America-Based Public Staffing Firms

August 29, 2013

  • In 2Q13, revenue rose by a median of 3.4% y/y, and earnings rose by a median 9.2% y/y for the ten large publicly-held staffing firms making up our index, representing the first y/y acceleration seen in eight quarters for revenue, and three quarters for earnings.
  • For a broader list of 23 publicly-owned... More

August 2013 Preliminary Forecast Comments

August 7, 2013

  • Preliminary comments ahead of September 2013 forecast
  • Growth in office/clerical, engineering/design, and retained search staffing appear to be doing better than forecast
  • Growth in Allied healthcare staffing appears slower than projected

SI Report Webinar - August 2013

August 6, 2013

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  • Employment hot list
  • Market share landscape and list highlights

U.S. Staffing Industry Stock Index: 2Q13

July 22, 2013

  • U.S. Staffing Industry Stock Index declined 5% in 2Q13
  • 5 gainers, 12 decliners
  • Underperformed S&P 500 (up 2%) and Russell 2000 (up 3%)

2013 Payrolling and IC Evaluation/Compliance Landscape Report

July 18, 2013

  • 16 providers participate in our first ever Payrolling/ICEC Landscape Report
  • Participants report $3.6B in 2012 gross payrolling spend and $923M in agent-of-record spend
  • All but 2 participants provide both payrolling and IC evaluation/compliance service

SI Report Webinar - July 2013

July 9, 2013

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  • More on Skinny Med Plans for ACA

1Q13 Financial Results for North America-Based Public Staffing Firms

June 14, 2013

  • 1Q13 revenue rises a median 0.1% among 10 large staffing firms
  • 1Q13 revenue up a median 0.5% among 23 staffing firms tracked
  • 70% reported positive net income, while gross margins down a median 30 basis points

2013 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyer 2-Yr Spending Plans

June 13, 2013

  • On net, buyers plan to increase use of SOWs, agency temps, FTEs, offshore workers and outsourced workers, and decrease use of ICs
  • More detail in report, including cuts by industry, skill purchased and size, as well as trend data and overall workforce projections

PEO Growth Update - June 2013

June 12, 2013

  • Public companies reported positive net revenue growth in 1Q13-- ADP: +10%, BBSI: +46%, FFI: +46%, NSP: +3% 
  • As of our April  2013 forecast, we estimate the U.S. PEO staffing market will grow 7% in 2013. 
  • Forward-looking comments by public firms suggest healthcare reform may provide... More