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


December 5, 2008

Temp jobs down 78,000 in November
1% of nonfarm jobs lost in last 3 months
Unemployment jumps to 6.7%
Key staffing markets on negative trend


March 6, 2009

Temp jobs down 78,000 in February
651,000 nonfarm jobs lost
Unemployment spikes—again—to 8.1%
But 20 industries still booming
Most key staffing markets on negative trend


October 3, 2008

Temp jobs off 24,000
Weak job generation spreading
College-level unemployment eases back to 2.5%
Key staffing markets on negative trend


May 2, 2008

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.