Region - North America

North America News Report January 2014

January 31, 2014

  • Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labor markets in North America. Browse news by region and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends and employment data.

U.S. Staffing Industry Stock Index: 4Q13

January 29, 2014

  • U.S. Staffing Industry Stock Index rose 14% in 4Q13
  • 16 stocks advanced, 1 declined
  • Outperformed S&P 500 (up 10%) and Russell 2000 (up 8%)

Marketing/Creative Growth Update - January 2014

January 23, 2014

  •  We estimate that marketing/creative staffing revenue grew 7% in 2013, reaching a market size of $1.0 billion. 
  •  Seven key industries that use marketing/creative staffing grew an average of 2.2%.

Internal Staff - Why they quit, and how to keep them

January 10, 2014

  • Why do employees leave, and what makes them stay?
  • Which incentives are most appreciated by employees?
  • What makes employees happier and more productive?

Legal Staffing Market Growth Update - January 2014

January 9, 2014

  • Short and long term revenue trends in the legal staffing market
  • Trends in unemployment rates among key occupations in the legal staffing market
  • Employment estimates for new law school graduates

2013 Staffing Mergers and Acquisitions Activity and Multiples

January 6, 2014

  • Staffing Industry Analysts noted 69 publicly announced acquisitions of staffing firms in North America in 2013
  • Commercial and IT staffing firms were the most frequent targets
  • Among firms surveyed, median multiple paid for acquisitions was 0.6x revenue

“Online Staffing” Platform Businesses - Industry Segment Forecast Through 2020

January 2, 2014

  • Total global online staffing segment spend/ market size to grow significantly by 2020, as most of the underlying conditions and drivers seem to support expansion (versus restriction) of online platform-based spend.
  • Three forecasts illustrate what we consider credible, supportable range of possible... More

2014 Growth Assessment: Healthcare Staffing

December 31, 2013

  • U.S. temporary healthcare staffing market projected to grow 7% in 2014
  • Supply and demand presents long-term tailwind
  • Fundamental changes to healthcare system pose challenges to healthcare staffing

Staffing to the Home Healthcare Industry

December 27, 2013

  • U.S. home healthcare market expected to double by 2022
  • Personal care aides and home health aides are the #1 and #2 projected fastest-growing occupations
  • Interview of three industry executives discuss the opportunities and challenges of this market

4Q13 Employment Hotlist: The fastest-growing U.S. job markets, by detailed industry and geography

December 26, 2013

  • Mining and logging is hottest among eleven major industries
  • Government came in last, with notable job losses at the federal level
  • Industry with highest average overtime hours is petroleum refineries