National Staffing Employee Week starts today

Released on September 14, 2020 Today marks the start of National Staffing Employee Week. The week is promoted by the American Staffing Association and aims to enable staffing firms to celebrate the contributions of the millions of contingent workers employed through them. “Staffing companies have played an integral part in economic recovery over the years,Read More

Online job ads index rises in August

Released on September 11, 2020 The Conference Board-Burning Glass Help Wanted OnLine Index of help-wanted ads rose in August to a reading of 105.1 from July’s reading of 103.4. The organizations noted the index is also up 0.8% compared to a year ago. The Conference Board produces the index in collaboration with Burning Glass Technologies,Read More

53% of those interested in flexible work are currently earning less than half of pre-pandemic income

Released on August 12, 2020 The pandemic has taken a bite out of financial stability, according to a survey of 1,100 US based people interested in flexible work. It found that 53% of people are currently earning half or less than their pre-pandemic income. It also found that 44% reported they are currently struggling financially,Read More

Employment Trends Index points to decreased momentum in US labor market

Released on August 10, 2020 The Conference Board reported its Employment Trends Index rose in July following larger increases in May and June, indicating slowing momentum in the labor market, likely due to the diminishing impact of the economy’s reopening. The index remains down by 53.8% from the same time a year ago. July’s decelerationRead More

Temp job numbers continue recovery in July, but still down 19% over year

Released on August 7, 2020 The number of temporary help jobs in the US rose by 143,700 in July, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 2.38 million temp jobs remained below the pre-pandemic level of 2.89 million in March. Still, the temp penetration rate — temporaryRead More

US job growth slows in July, employment rises by just 167,000

Released on August 5, 2020 The US added 167,000 private sector jobs in July compared to the previous month, but the growth was below the employment increases seen in May and June, according to the ADP National Employment Report. ADP’s report had logged increases of 4.3 million jobs month-over-month in June and 3.3 million inRead More

Jobless claims down to approximately 1.2 million, new low for pandemic

Released on August 6, 2020 US jobless claims fell by nearly a quarter million last week to 1.19 million; it was the lowest level for the pandemic, MarketWatch reported. Economists polled by the news agency had expected 1.4 million claims for unemployment insurance. However, it noted that new jobs added in July to be just aRead More

CNBC Article: Op-ed: More companies will offer remote work at price of staff position. Take the deal.

Released on July 31, 2020 The pandemic was just the tipping point for the emerging interim economy. The word “interim” literally translates from its Latin origins as “the time in between.” For businesses, the next two years will be a time in which they either adapt or disappear. If we succeed in restoring “a million jobsRead More