How big is the industry?

The staffing industry generated some $62 billion in revenue in 2002: $55 billion from temporary help services and $7 billion in permanent placement services.

How many companies use staffing services?

90 percent of companies use temporary help services.
How much has the staffing industry grown?

Average daily employment for temporary help services has increased at an average rate of 10 percent per year over the past seven years.

What accounts for the growth of the industry?

America’s workforce is changing as more and more people are looking for the flexibility that temporary work provides. Companies are tapping into the flexible labor market to keep fully staffed during busy times.

Do staffing firms charge employees a fee for temporary assignments?


How long do people hold temporary jobs?

While specific jobs may last from a few hours to several years, the best estimates for the average tenure of temporary and contract employees range from three to five months.

What types of assignments do staffing companies offer?

Simply Staffing offers mostly temporary placement in the manufacturing sector, in addition to clerical based positions. We are also effective at permanent search and direct hire search.

What are the trends in the kind of jobs being assigned?

The fastest growth is occurring in professional and technical occupations.
Sources: American Staffing Association, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Conference Board, the Omnicomp Group