Many Seasonal Jobs May Go UnfilledRead the rest of this entry »
Did you see the news earlier this month that the nation's unemployment rate was at a historic 3.7% low? To put that into real numbers, that's just under 6 million people. Surprised that it seems like a lot? Don't be; 41% are officially called unemployed, but these are the people who have been out of the labor market then decided last month to start looking for a job.
If you …
Holiday Temp Hiring Expected to Be Strongest In YearsRead the rest of this entry »
As if hiring wasn't already difficult enough, now comes news that employers are likely to hire more temporary workers this holiday season than in the past 7 years.
According to counts compiled by the global outplacement and coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, retailers and logistics companies have already announced plans to hire 589,000 seasonal workers. Last year, the announced hirings totaled 608,000. In 2014, the major employers hired …
More Summer Workers Getting Hired On PermanentlyRead the rest of this entry »
Teen hiring this summer is the strongest since 2012, with nearly 1.4 million 16-19 year-olds working at seasonal jobs, says a report from the global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
Although below the numbers hired in the 1990s and before, the number of teenagers hired each summer has been trending upward since the worst of the Great Recession. The increase has been bumpy with an …
Temp Jobs Continue to GrowRead the rest of this entry »
The latest report from the U.S. Department of Labor shows the number of temp jobs continues to rise. Out last week, the report showed the number of temporary jobs rose by 3.2% in June on a year-over-year basis.
3.04 million workers were employed by the nation's temporary help services agencies last month, a rise of almost 100,000 workers from June 2017. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 3.6% per month …
The Government's Gig Economy Survey Is More Confusing Than ClearRead the rest of this entry »
When the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced it would collect information on the number of gig workers, there was hope that finally the nation would get a handle on this elusive group. Instead, it looks like the report released last week has only added to the confusion.
The BLS says there are 15.5 million Americans who are primarily employed in "alternative work arrangements." The bureau included independent contractors, temps, on-call …
Employers Offering Strong Pay, Permanent Jobs to Attract Summer HelpRead the rest of this entry »
Summer hiring this year looks to be on par with 2017, as 4-in-10 employers say they'll be hiring seasonal workers. What's different this year is that they'll be enticing workers with hourly pay well above the federal minimum wage and hopes to hire at least some them into permanent jobs when the summer is over.
A CareerBuilder survey of some 2,100 hiring managers, HR professionals and full-time workers, found 41% …
Temporary Help Sector Continues Strong GrowthRead the rest of this entry »
Temporary help provided by the staffing industry rose 3.9% in April compared to a year ago, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
An analysis by the American Staffing Association found year-over-year staffing job growth averaged 3.8% per month in the first four months of this year, significantly higher than the average of 2.2% for all of 2017.
Similarly, search and placement jobs in March rose 3.8% over the same …
Agencies Gave Work to 15 Million People Last YearRead the rest of this entry »
The staffing industry employed an average of 3.14 million workers weekly last year, making it one of the larger sectors of the national economy.
Data reported today by the American Staffing Association showed employment agencies provided work during 2017 for a total of 15.49 million temporary and contract workers who were on the job an average of 10.7 weeks. In the fourth quarter of last year, typically one of the …
Continued Growth Forecast for Temp StaffingRead the rest of this entry »
Demand for temporary workers is predicted to increase by 3.7% this quarter, continuing a pattern of 31 consecutive quarters of year-over-year increases, according to the Palmer Forecast.
The projected growth is down from the 4.3% increase in the third quarter when 26,300 new temp jobs were created, according to preliminary numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Through the end of September, 92,000 temporary positions have been created, …
Staffing Employment Reaches New June HighTemporary and contract staffing continues to grow, reports the American Staffing Association, which said its Staffing Index set a 10 year high in June. The Index came in at 96.3 last week, the highest its been for that week since 2007.Read the rest of this entry »
Since staffing is highly seasonal, with employment peaking during the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's, the Index compares similar weekly periods over the years. Compared to the same …