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The staffing industry was at an all-time high in 2006. At that time the staffing industry was employing nearly 2.7 million workers throughout the United States. Like everyone else, the recession hit the industry hard, knocking out nearly 1/3 of U.S. temporary jobs. Recently, the staffing industry has gained back 87 percent of the workers lost and is maintaining steady growth. Today temporary staffing makes up about 2.3 percent of all employment.

The staffing industry should continue to experience growth as employers hesitate hiring individuals permanently during this unstable economy. Economists feel that steady growth in the temporary industry is a positive indication that the economy is strengthening. For employees, temporary or contract work is an option to get a foot in the door with companies during the economic recovery. Through temporary work, employees have the opportunity to prove themselves to prospective employers and eventually be taken onto their staff once the company is confident to hire a full time worker. Read more in depth…

Natalie Swanson – Marketing/Client Relations – Vision Staffing Solutions

September 17, 2012

Source: http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/08/24/temp-workers-make-huge-comeback_print.html