American Staffing Association Releases Data

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<p><strong>Alexandria, Va. &mdash; Aug. 27</strong><br />The staffing industry employed nearly 3 million workers in the second quarter of 2007, about 3,000 more than in the second quarter of 2006, setting a record high in second-quarter employment. </p><p>Temporary help sales in the second quarter totaled $18.5 billion, 2.3 percent higher than in the second quarter of 2006 and 5.9 percent higher than in the first quarter of this year.<br /> <br />&ldquo;The staffing industry continues to be a great source of jobs for Americans, even with tight labor markets for jobs demanding high-level skills,&rdquo; said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. &ldquo;Second-quarter employment trends correlate nicely with previously released data from the ASA Staffing Index.”<br /> <br />On a quarter-over-quarter basis, staffing employment performed stronger, with 4.8 percent more workers employed in the second quarter of this year than in the first. <br /> <br />This year&rsquo;s second-quarter sales growth reverses a yearlong trend of market deceleration but remains far from the double-digit growth rates of three years ago, and it was lower than the quarter&rsquo;s 3.4 percent growth in U.S. gross domestic product as estimated by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.</p>

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