Interim & Temporary Staffing Employment Up 6.8% from a Year Ago Employment data released in April by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that the staffing industry added 55,100 new jobs (up 2.2%) from February to March of this year. From March 2012 to March 2013, the number of staffing employees increased by 6.8%.
Overall employment growth was mostly driven by new job creation in professional and business services (+51,000) and health care (+23,000) with job losses focused in retail (-4,000) and government (-12,000).
Interestingly, a staggering 40% of employment growth in professional and business services was driven by new jobs created in the interim and temporary staffing industry.
“It continues to be a very strong employment market for Accounting and Finance professionals – CPAs and MBAs – with strong experience in public accounting and Fortune 1000 companies,” says Ron Blair, Managing Director of Century Group Professionals.
“The shortage of qualified Accounting, Finance, Tax and Audit professionals has many clients asking us for help executing interim roles and completing key projects.”
The overall U.S. unemployment rate edged down from 7.7% in February to 7.6% in March