U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 2.86 million temporary and contract workers per day in the first quarter of 2013, up 2.9% from the same period last year, according to new data from the ASA Quarterly Employment and Sales Survey. The January through March period marked 13 consecutive quarters of year-to-year staffing job growth since the recession ended in 2009.
“Temporary and contract employment is a good indicator of where the economy is today,” says Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “Most staffing firms expect to see slow but steady growth in the months ahead.”
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