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

Special Report - Staffing opportunities atlas

August 22, 2007

U.S. staffing market data by state, county and metropolitan statistical area

Labor Market Indicators

March 16, 2007

Hottest (and coldest) metro markets update

April 28, 2009

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC still king of the hill
Metros near Phoenix, Detroit and Las Vegas continue to struggle
New to the bottom: Charlotte, New York and Silicon Valley

Staffing firms' anonymous advice to buyers

June 30, 2009

400 staffing firms offer frank feedback
Wanted: partnership, communication, respect
"Price is NOT everything--you get what you pay for"

Office/Clerical Analyst Interview

January 11, 2008

How to win in office/clerical

Office/Clerical Staffing Key Drivers

November 21, 2007


January 9, 2009

Temp jobs down 81,000 in December
Another half million nonfarm jobs lost
Unemployment spikes to 7.2%...
 •but initial unemployment claims plummet
Key staffing markets on negative trend

Hottest (and coldest) US staffing metro markets

October 20, 2008

Hottest markets: Hottest markets: Baltimore-Towson MD, Houma-Thibodaux LA, Fresno CA
Tampa Bay FL, Detroit-Livonia MI and Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale AZ
41% of metros see accelerating pace of contraction

Labor Market Indicators

February 9, 2007


November 7, 2008

Temp jobs down 34,000 in October
524,000 nonfarm jobs lost in last 2 months
Unemployment jumps to 6.5%
Key staffing markets on negative trend