Staffing Index Reaches New High

Staffing Index 12.23.2014The American Staffing Association reported today that its measure of staffing employment is now at the highest level since June 2006, when the trade group first launched the Staffing Index.

For the week ending December 14 the index rose to 107.54. That was a 4.2% increase over the same week last year. The most recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics put the number of temporary workers employed by agencies in November at 2,975,200. A year ago, agency temps numbered 2,741,600.

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John Zappe is the editor of and a contributing editor of John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

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