Staffing - Commercial

Long-Term Trend in Staffing Gross Margins and Bill Rates

June 7, 2011

  • Margin trends tracked for 25 large public staffing firms
  • Margins depend heavily on overall economy
  • Commercial wages increasing faster than bill rates

Commercial Staffing Growth Update

March 30, 2011

  • Industrial staffing recovery moderates as the office/clerical recovery accelerates
  • Higher SUTA costs and expiration of HIRE Act benefits could challenge Q1 margins
  • Updated forecast to be released in April

U.S. Census Bureau Staffing Estimates

March 17, 2011

  • Detailed breakdown of U.S. staffing market by state and skill segment
  • Texas is largest market in industrial, scientific
  • California is largest market in five segments and overall

SUTA & FUTA Update: Getting worse before getting better

December 22, 2010

  • Our tracking tool gives state-by-state comparison of unemployment tax burden
  • A raise in the SUTA-taxable wage base is not all bad
  • And then there's FUTA...20 states in danger of FUTA rate hike

Commercial staffing growth update

August 23, 2010

Despite economic uncertainty, or perhaps because of it, industrial staffing surge continues
Office/clerical recovering to a lesser extent
2010 revenue growth projection of 16% for industrial is poised for an upgrade in next forecast update

2010 list of largest U.S. industrial staffing firms

July 27, 2010

19 firms break $100m barrier, make up 53% of market
As last year, Manpower is largest, TrueBlue a close second
Westaff acqusition moves Select to third

2010 list of largest U.S. office/clerical staffing firms

July 23, 2010

16 firms exceed $100m in office/clerical
Kelly Services continues to be largest
The sixteen largest make up more than half the market

Commercial staffing growth update

June 11, 2010

Industrial is the fastest growing temporary staffing segment in 2010
Manufacturing and logistics show particularly strong demand
Larger mix of larger clients, and SUTA, pressuring margins

Historical staffing industry growth trends: 1995-2009

April 23, 2010

Over a decade of gains erased in 2009
From 1995-2009, place/search and commercial temp growth below inflation rate
Industry has grown more cyclical, yet more diversified

Staffing industry forecast: April update

April 16, 2010

Revenue growth of 8% projected for temporary staffing in both 2010 and 2011
Raising our 2010 growth projection from 15% to 16% for the industrial segment
2010 staffing industry projection upgraded from 5% growth to 6%
Our initial projection for 2011 is overall staffing industry growth of 8%