It has been a banner month for the temporary staffing industry. Staffers led U.S. employment growth in June by adding more than 25,000 jobs to the American workforce. About a third of American jobs created in June were in staffing, according to the American Staffing Asssociation’s July 6th edition of Staffing Today.
According to Richard Wahlquist, president and CEO of the American Staffing Association “Businesses continue to be very cautious about hiring in the current uncertain economic environment.” Mr. Wahlquist believes this is good news, reminding job seekers “that staffing firms offer immediate employment as well as opportunities for permanent placement.”
This is good news not only for our healthcare staffing factoring readers, but it’s interesting news for our manufacturing staffing factoring readers as well as our entire temporary staffing payroll funding clientele.
Keep in mind that the job growth is actually good news for Americans everywhere. The rise of staffing is a key indicator of the rise of employment across the board. Even though the rate of monthly job creation has fallen from the First Quarter to the Second, more growth is on the horizon for the remainder of the year.