Demand Up for Temp and Contract Workers

hardhatsA report issued by the American Staffing Association confirms that demand for temporary and contract workers increased over last month, indicating a potential stabilization of the national job market.

The ASA’s staffing index measures demand for temporary workers among their members on a 100 point scale. Over the course of the past six weeks, demand increased from 71 to 75, indicating that the employment market may be rebounding from its low of 69 at the end of 2008.

Temporary staffing is generally recognized as a leading indicator of overall employment strength since many companies bring new hires in on a temporary or contract basis before converting them to full-time direct employees.

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