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Industry Statistics About Staffing Employees

Have you ever wondered if working for a staffing agency would be the right career path for you? We work with clients in a variety of industries, seeking employees at different levels; from entry level to senior executive, we can help! Here are some insightful statistics provided by the American Staffing Association:

The staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry makes a vital contribution to the U.S. economy, and provides outstanding job and career opportunities for nearly 15 million employees per year.

More than three million temporary and contract employees work for America’s staffing companies during an average week.

During the course of a year, America’s staffing companies hire nearly 15 million temporary and contract employees.

  • Most (76%) work full time, comparable to the overall workforce (82%).
  • Half (49%) of staffing employees say it’s a way to get a permanent job.
  • Nine out 10 said staffing work made them more employable.
  • One-third (35%) were offered a permanent job by a client where they worked on an assignment, and two-thirds (66%) of those accepted the offers of permanent employment.

While permanent employment is a top priority for most staffing employees, about one in five cite scheduling flexibility as a key reason for choosing temporary and contract work.

Source: Staffing Industry Statistics by the American Staffing Association