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US - Pulse: Temp revenue ends year on strong note

February 18 2014

Temporary staffing year-over-year aggregate revenue growth remained strong in December, despite a slowdown to 10 percent from 14 percent between October and December, according to the latest Pulse Survey Report by Staffing Industry Analysts. The percentage of firms reporting positive year-over-year growth edged down to 76 percent from 79 percent.

“The Pulse Survey results confirm that the temporary staffing sector ended 2013 on a strong note, with double-digit year-over-year December revenue growth reported in a number of segments,” said Research Associate Ziv Tepman.

Information technology staffing year-over-year growth has continued its acceleration since August, and allied health continued rebounding from the muted year-over-year growth seen in September, according to the report. Direct hire year-over-year growth decelerated to its 2013 low.

This month’s Pulse Survey Report includes new features such as:

  • Data on bill rate trends
  • Data split by U.S. regions
  • New easy-to-read tables with a snapshot of year-over-year and month-over-month revenue growth for the most recent month

Pulse Survey results are based on a monthly survey of staffing firms. January’s survey included data submitted by individuals from 97 staffing companies.

The full Pulse Survey Report is available to firms that take part in the survey. To take the February Pulse Survey, click here.


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