Staffing - Professional

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

Clinical/Scientific Growth Update - April 2013

April 29, 2013

  • Public company revenue results were mixed in the second half of 2012, with Adecco's North American Medical Sciences revenue leading the pack.
  • Over the past decade, R&D employment in the physical, engineering, and life sciences has shown a strong secular growth trend, increasing by 25% while... More

Marketing/Creative Growth Update - April 2013

April 24, 2013

  • Based on our April 2013 forecast, we estimate growth of 8% in 2013, with market size at $1.0 billion. In 2014, we also forecast growth of 8%. 
  • Recent employment trends varied significantly in four key marketing/creative industries. 
  • Median unemployment rates declined significantly among:... More

Legal Growth Update - April 2013

April 24, 2013

  • Adecco reported moderate growth in finance/legal in 2H12. Due to expiration of several large contracts, Hudson Global continued to experience revenue declines. 
  • Employment in legal services industry gained 11,000 jobs in 2011, the best year since the recession. 
  • As of our April forecast,... More

Finance/Accounting Growth Update - April 2013

April 3, 2013

  • Public companies in the American finance/accounting staffing industry reported moderate annual sales growth in the second half of 2012, continuing a trend of positive growth beginning in early 2011.
  • Median year-over-year revenue growth was 8% in February 2013, according to Pulse Survey respondents.... More

Engineering Growth Update - April 2013

April 2, 2013

  • Public companies generally exhibited slow to moderate engineering sales growth in 2H12, sub-categories varied significantly. 
  • Among Pulse Survey respondents, median y/y revenue growth was 15% in February, in line with levels seen over the past twelve months.
  • Total employment growth in industries... More

2013 Staffing Occupational Markets Guidebook

December 19, 2012

  • Over 500 occupations analyzed for staffing potential
  • Employment, wages, temp usage detailed by occupation
  • Best 32 niche occupational temp markets identified
  • Entire data available for easy download

December 2012 Preliminary Forecast Comments

December 12, 2012

  • Preliminary comments ahead of April 2013 forecast
  • Finance/accounting and legal staffing appear to be underperforming targets
  • Engineering staffing doing better

Marketing Creative Staffing Growth Update - October 2012

October 3, 2012

  • Market expected to grow 8% in 2013
  • Total employment growth y/y positive for advertising and marketing consulting industries, but flat for graphic design and market research industries
  • Unemployment rates remain high relative to other professional occupations 

Legal Staffing Growth Update - September 2012

September 28, 2012

  • Public staffing firms report mixed results in 2Q12
  • Legal services employment declined 70K during the recession and only 9K jobs have returned
  • High number of acquisitions reported in 1H12