American Staffing Association (12/05/14) Cynthia Poole
Staffing firms created 22,700 new jobs in November, up 0.8% from October and 8.5% from November 2013, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 8.8% over the past 12 months.
Nonseasonally adjusted BLS data, which estimate the actual number of jobs in the economy, indicated that temporary help employment increased 0.9% from October and 8.2% from the same month last year.
“With employment increases across virtually all sectors, there’s some real holiday cheer in the BLS report for people looking for work,” said Richard Wahlquist, president and chief executive officer of the American Staffing Association. “And because payroll budgets are being reset for January, December is one of the best times for job seekers to pursue new flexible and permanent employment opportunities.”
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