Jon Osborne's Blog

Industrial renaissance coming to U.S.?

The U.S. manufacturing sector has been rebounding lately from its 2009-2010 depths, taking industrial temp up with it, a not uncommon but typically short-lived post-recession phenomenon. This time around, however, there may be reason for longer-term optimism as well.

As I mentioned in a blog post back in 2007, and occasionally since then, the relative advantage of cheap industrial labor in places such... More

Are you sure your staffing firm really exists?

If a tree fell in the woods and no one heard it, would it make a sound?  For generations, tenured professors with nothing better to do have debated that point.

The same conundrum applies to staffing firms.  If your firm isn't on our comprehensive annual lists of such firms, how do you know it really exists?  Certainly many buyers, who rely on these lists, won't know it exists.  And... More