ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, September 2013
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 -- The American Staffing Association issued the following news release:
Staffing employment is up 5.1% compared to the same month last year, according to the ASA Staffing Index.
The index value for the month of September is 100, indicating that staffing employment has experienced a 3.1% increase over the last 30 days. The index is calculated by applying the weekly percentage change in employment to a reference value set at 100 for the week of June 12, 2006. The last time the index was at or above 100 during the second week of September was in 2007 when the index reached 103--meaning that current staffing employment has reached a similar level to that last reported for the week of Sept. 16, 2007.
To view weekly index data, visit americanstaffing.net.
The ASA Staffing Index (http://www.americanstaffing.net/statistics/staffing_index.cfm) is reported nine days after each workweek, making it a virtual real-time measure of staffing employment trends. ASA research (http://www.americanstaffing.net/statistics/pdf/Staffing_Jobs_as_Indicators.pdf) shows that staffing employment is a coincident economic indicator and leading employment indicator. Data for the index are gathered by ASA research partner Inavero (http://inavero.com/), a market research firm based in Portland, OR.
For more information, visit the ASA newsroom (http://www.americanstaffing.net/newsroom). You can also follow ASA on Twitter (http://twitter.com/staffingtweets).
Interviews with ASA executives are available.
The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing industry. ASA and its affiliated chapters advance the interests of staffing and recruiting firms of all sizes and across all sectors through legal and legislative advocacy, public relations, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. ASA members provide the full range of employment and work force services and solutions, including temporary and contract staffing, recruiting and permanent placement, outplacement and outsourcing, training, and human resource consulting.
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