Staffing - Commercial

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%

Commercial staffing growth update

March 26, 2010

Industrial is the star of 2010, but what about 2020?
Margins under pressure, SUTA inherently a tax with bad timing
2010 revenue growth projection of 11%, forecast update will be released in April

Industrial segment improving, but some areas still slow

January 6, 2010

Pulse survey shows 'widespread improvement' month-over-month
Firms report that not all areas are seeing uptick
Low inventories may have spurred some activity

Staffing industry forecast: December update

December 8, 2009

Temporary help sector downgraded from 8% to 7% growth for 2010
Revision driven by downgrades in healthcare and clinical/scientific 
Overall staffing industry projections unchanged: 26% contraction in 2009, 5% growth in 2010

Commercial staffing growth update

November 17, 2009

Improvement most notable on industrial side
Key markets rapidly recovering
TrueBlue, Manpower guidance encouraging

Staffing industry forecast: September update

September 30, 2009

Project 5% growth in staffing industry revenue for 2010
Strong recovery expected in GDP but with continued high unemployment
Most bullish on industrial staffing with 15% growth projected for 2010

Temporary staffing bill rate trends

August 26, 2009

Industrial bill rates see notable decline
Technical/professional rates lowest since '07
Unemployment trends appear to be driver