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Marketing Creative Staffing Growth Update - October 2012

October 3, 2012

  • Market expected to grow 8% in 2013
  • Total employment growth y/y positive for advertising and marketing consulting industries, but flat for graphic design and market research industries
  • Unemployment rates remain high relative to other professional occupations 

Legal Staffing Growth Update - September 2012

September 28, 2012

  • Public staffing firms report mixed results in 2Q12
  • Legal services employment declined 70K during the recession and only 9K jobs have returned
  • High number of acquisitions reported in 1H12 

Clinical/Scientific Staffing Growth Update - September 2012

September 25, 2012

  • Publicly-held staffing firms report single-digit growth y/y in 2Q12
  • Total employment growth in R&D has accelerated in 2012 versus 2011
  • Market expected to grow 7% in 2013  

Engineering Staffing Growth Update - September 2012

September 24, 2012

  • Decelerating or declining y/y revenue at publicly held staffing firms in 2Q12
  • Market expected to grow 5% in 2013 
  • Low unemployment rates persist among high demand occupations  

Finance/Accounting Staffing Growth Update - September 2012

September 19, 2012

  • Public staffing firms report positive but decelerating growth in 2Q12  
  • Total employment rose modestly in key markets of financial activities, manufacturing, and tech/telecom
  • Market projected to grow 9% in 2012

Healthcare Staffing Growth Update - September 2012

September 17, 2012

  • Public firms and Pulse survey report positive y/y revenue growth
  • Total employment growth strong in outpatient sector and hospital settings
  • U.S. healthcare staffing market estimated to grow 9% in 2012 

Staffing Industry Forecast: September 2012 Update

September 11, 2012

  • Industry projected to expand 9% in 2012 and 6% in 2013
  • Solid expansion is continued evidence of positive secular shift in demand
  • Segments headed for all-time peaks in 2012:  industrial, IT, engineering, and locum tenens staffing

SI Report Webinar - September 2012

September 11, 2012

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Staffing forecast update
  • Staffing M&A trends

August 2012 Preliminary Forecast Comments

August 21, 2012

  • Preliminary comments on industry growth rates ahead of September 11th Forecast Update
  • Legal staffing and Direct Hire appear to be underperforming targets
  • Marketing/creative staffing and Outplacement doing better

2Q12 Financial Results for North America-based Public Staffing Firms

August 17, 2012

  • Revenue in 2Q12 rose a median 8.3% y/y for ten of largest firms
  • Roughly 73% of the 26 firms reported a profit