Sales/Mktg & Market Opportunities

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Who buys what

November 2, 2009

If buyers buy segment x, what else do they buy?
Top markets by skill segment
Office/clerical buyers use more non-agency contingents

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyers' advice to staffing firms

October 26, 2009

Six ways to please staffing buyers
Opinions from 171 buyer respondents
Top themes: partner, cooperate, don't badger

Size of contingent workforce

October 21, 2009

U.S. contingent workforce estimated to be 14 million people
Estimated contingent market size of $425 billion
Independent contractors make up largest component

Seasonality in employment - who hires when

October 15, 2009

Fifty most seasonal industries profiled in this report
Seasonality of employment amplified in temporary services
Tourism, retail, construction, and education related industries tend to be most seasonal

Job market trends: the best and worst performing industries

September 30, 2009

Home health care ranks number one
Best performing: healthcare and government services
Worst performing: real estate- and manufacturing-related

Hot IT skills in demand

September 30, 2009

Rising stars: Ruby/Ruby on Rails, Cold Fusion, Python, OOP
Falling stars: Korn Shell, Visual C++
More companies looking for contract workers

Best and worst metro job markets

August 28, 2009

Many smaller and mid-sized markets outperforming
Best: Harrisonburg VA, McAllen TX, Jackson MS
Worst: Detroit, Phoenix, Las Vegas

Selling to government: GSA Training

August 5, 2009

Training on how to obtain a GSA Schedules contract
Free webinars, in-person workshops across the U.S.
Learning the federal government's offer, evaluation and award processes

Trends in key staffing markets - July update

July 2, 2009

Finance/insurance and transportation sectors looking up
Healthcare sector generating jobs, but not temp jobs
Manufacturing, tech/telecom & business services still struggling

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