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

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


September 7, 2007

Hottest (and coldest) metro markets update

March 13, 2009

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC takes first place
Comeback kings: West Palm Beach FL and Bakersfield CA
Getting worse: Metros near Detroit, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Chicago

Tech/Engineering Segment Profile and Prospects

June 13, 2007

New forecast calls for moderate growth

February 28, 2007

Industry to rise 7% in 2007