Recent Updates

US Staffing Industry Stock Index: 1H15

July 6, 2015

  • US Staffing Industry Stock Index gained 13.3% in 1H15
  • Nine stocks advanced, eight declined
  • Outperfomed the S&P 500 (up 0.2%) and Russell 2000 (up 4.1%)

July Jobs Report

July 2, 2015

  • The US added 223,000 jobs in June
  • Temp help employment rose by 19,800, the fourth straight month of gains following declines in January and February
  • Revisions decreased overall job gains in April and May by 60,000, and reduced temp gains by 8,200

Hottest U.S. Job Markets: July 2015 Update

July 2, 2015

  • Use this report to find industries, states and metropolitan areas with the greatest demand for employment.
  • Industries ranking highest in employment growth include retail - warehouse clubs and supercenters.
  • Metropolitan area with the hottest job market was San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA.
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2015 Temporary Worker Survey: By what communication methods do temporary workers prefer to hear about new job opportunities?

July 1, 2015

  • Temps prefer to hear about jobs by email and phone
  • Texting jobs relatively unpopular even with young people
  • Only 1% want to hear about jobs via social media

Are you prepared? CW risk requirements play out on front page headlines

July 1, 2015

Three recent headlines speak to the need for CW managers to be ready for any change in the risk landscape. Here's how to be prepared.


Should you require your suppliers to offer health coverage to temps?

July 1, 2015

Should staffing suppliers be required to provide their contingent workers with healthcare coverage that is compliant under the Affordable Care Act?


Early adopter temps joining online staffing platforms; Follow to be competitive

July 1, 2015

Organizations can’t afford to sit on the sidelines in the war for talent, Editor and Publisher Subadhra Sriram notes in The Staffing Stream. Some temps are early adopters of online staffing platforms, and you should be there as well. 


Appropriations bill strips DOL of misclassification funds

July 1, 2015

The US House Appropriations Committee last week approved a bill that strips the Department of Labor of its funding in the 2016 budget for its worker misclassification program, according to the National Association of Home Builders.


Independent workforce swells to 18 million full-time workers

July 1, 2015

The independent workforce grew 12% over the past five years, reaching nearly 18 million full-time independent workers in 2015, according to the first release of data from MBO Partners’ 2015 State of Independence in America research. 


2015 Temporary Worker Survey: To what degree did your staffing agency coach you regarding the interviewing process and hiring company culture?

June 30, 2015

  • About half of temporary workers say more should be done to prep temps
  • Coaching/preparation key to temp satisfaction
  • Most in need of improvement: communication about assignment details