Jon Osborne

VP, Strategic Research

Jon Osborne

After leading SIA's North America Research & Editorial department for nearly a decade, Jon Osborne now focuses on strategic research projects and communication of company research to members via the monthly Staffing Industry Report webinar. Previously, he had a 15-year career in bank financial analysis and investor relations at Bank of America. He holds an M.B.A. and B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago.

Recent Articles

Labor Market Indicators

November 11, 2005

Temporary staffing taking the brunt of economic slowdown

August 8, 2008

Of nonfarm jobs lost year-to-date, 41% have been temp
Temp losses at recession-level proportions
Traditional non-temp jobs see only 0.2% decline

Office/Clerical Staffing Target Markets and Skills

December 13, 2007

Hottest (and coldest) metro markets update

June 30, 2009

Seventy-nine metropolitan areas, ranked by trends in staffing employment
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux LA tops the list
Stormy weather: Metros near Phoenix, Charlotte, Boston

Special Report - Industrial Staffing Growth Assessment

December 1, 2006

Growth likely to moderate for this blue-collar harbinger
Top industrial firms turn low gross margins into robust EBITDA
Hidden opportunities for savvy staffing

Found! Half a million 'lost' manufacturing jobs

March 30, 2007

And they're still in the U.S.

Top Healthcare Markets and Skills

August 31, 2007

Forecast 2006 -- Healthcare staffing to grow 5%

February 22, 2006

New 2006 forecast calls for 11.0% growth

February 22, 2006

Industry to hit $133 billion in sales

2009 staffing company survey: Benefits offered to temporary workers

July 10, 2009

Most commonly offered benefit: paid vacation
25% give same medical ins to temps as staff get
Vulnerable: Small firm benefits not competitive
IT staffing firms offer temps best benefits
Staffing firms selling to govt also generous