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ASA Staffing Index: Staffing Employment Booms in October

Staffing employment for the week of Oct. 11–17 edged up 0.2% from the prior week—bringing the ASA Staffing Index to a rounded value of 105. This marks the fifth consecutive week that the index has maintained a value over 100. Several staffing firms mentioned temporary-to-hire conversions, in addition to Covid-19, as factors limiting further growth in temporary and contract staffing employment. Staffing jobs were up 23.3% from the same week last year.

New starts expanded 4.3% on average, with nearly half (47%) of staffing companies reporting gains in new assignments week-to-week.

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average increased to a value of 104. Temporary and contract staffing employment for the four weeks ending Oct. 17 was 25.4% higher than the same time frame in 2020.

“Temporary jobs appear to have rebounded at sustained levels, indicating strong demand for staffing services and an economy on the mend,” said Cynthia Davidson, ASA senior director of research.

This week, containing the 12th day of the month, will be used in the October monthly employment situation report scheduled to be issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Nov. 5.

Free ASA Webinar Today—Certification for Health Care Staffing Firms

Free ASA Webinar Today—TOPIC
Don’t miss the ASA webinar “Joint Commission Updates for Health Care Staffing Firms.” It takes place today from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time. Learn about earning the Health Care Staffing Services certification from the Joint Commission, and find out how it can help your health care staffing firm become a preferred partner for its clients, in this webinar brought to you by the ASA health care section.

All ASA webinars are free for ASA members, and most qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit

ASA Needs Volunteers—Sign Up on ASA Central by Oct. 31

Are you looking for opportunities to contribute your skills and insights in the staffing industry, and serve as an industry leader? ASA is currently seeking dedicated members to serve on volunteer committees and councils—and applications are due Oct. 31.

Apply for a volunteer opportunity to work directly with other members, learn about workforce trends and best practices, and build on your experience to become a thought leader with the association.