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The Staffing Industry

Temporary and contract staffing firms play a vital and positive role in the U.S. economy by providing job opportunities and work schedule flexibility to millions of people and a broad range of workforce solutions to businesses.

People engage with the staffing industry because it is a proven bridge to permanent employment. Staffing also offers much-desired work schedule flexibility—the ability to work where, when, and how one wants to help achieve work–life balance.

Temporary and contract employees work in virtually all occupations, ranging fro skilled trades to degreed professionals and across industry sectors: engineering,information technology, and scientific; health care; industrial; office–clerical and administrative; and professional–managerial.

Businesses say that workforce flexibility is an important reason to work with staffing firms because it allows them to remain fully staffed during busy times. Whether it’s a temporary job lasting a few months or several years—or a temp-to-hire placement—staffing firms allow businesses to adjust their workforces to meet their changing needs. Partnering with a staffing firm can be a powerful business strategy for a company. Due to the high demand for temporary/contract employment, staffing firms have seen an increase in revenue year to year .

Source: American Staffing Association

20 thousand
Staffing Firms
150 million
Staffing Employees
$150 billion
Contributed to U.S. economy

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