Matt Norton, CCWP

Senior Research Analyst

Matt Norton

Matt Norton is part of the European research team at Staffing Industry Analysts. He has produced reports on various countries’ staffing sectors with specific focus on the growing Rest of the World market. He holds a BA in History from the Royal Holloway, University of London and a masters’ degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Since leaving University, Matt has worked in a number of research roles for a current affairs publication, a high-profile public policy think-tank and, more recently for the Hillebrand Group, a multinational logistics company.

Research Focus: Argentina | Australia & NZ | Chile | Germany & Austria | Philippines | South Africa

Recent Articles

Staffing opportunities in renewables as growth shows no sign of abating

March 21, 2017

As the renewables market evolves to keep pace with growing demand, the need for experienced engineers within this niche is increasing significantly. Agile staffing firms are moving into new green energy subsectors to generate new revenue streams and ensure they continue to be attuned to the needs of... More

Green shoots of recovery provide relief for oil and gas firms hopeful for turnaround in 2017

December 20, 2016

The oil and gas industry in 2016 has been shaken by the depth and length of the downturn in oil prices, and the job cuts that have followed this year. Signs have emerged in the last few months, however, that the worst may be over.

Engineering staffing market forecast to return to growth in 2017

September 20, 2016

Staffing Industry Analysts has recently released two reports that forecast US and global engineering staffing growth in 2017. Staffing firms in the engineering space, as well as those looking to enter this segment, can use these reports to understand the market dynamics driving its growth and identify... More

Workforce Solutions Ecosystem: 2016 Update

September 14, 2016

  • This report is the first update to Staffing Industry Analysts Workforce Solutions Ecosystem, initially released in September 2015. It aims to highlight interconnected networks comprising the Staffing Industry and other types of Workforce Solutions and notes the changes to the industry in the last... More

Difficult oil and gas staffing climate driving M&A activity

June 21, 2016

The engineering segment of the US temporary staffing market is projected to decline by 1% in 2016, following a 3% fall in 2015, according to Staffing Industry Analysts’ recently published 2016 US Staffing Industry Forecast. Despite certain sub-sectors of the engineering staffing market performing well... More

Staffing Industry Report Webinar - April 2016

April 5, 2016

  • Watch the full, one-hour webinar on demand
  • Latest review of US Staffing Industry Forecast
  • Dynamics within various occupational segments discussed

New reports and Executive Forum provide insights into global engineering staffing market

March 21, 2016

In our inaugural feature article for the Engineering Staffing Report, it seems fitting that we focus on the industry globally given that an increasing number of firms are looking to expand internationally.

2015 Global Oil & Gas Panel Transcript

November 11, 2015

  • The following is an edited transcript of our panel “Trends and Opportunities in the Engineering and Energy Sector”. It was recorded at Staffing Industry Analysts’ Executive Forum held in March 2015 in Orlando.  It has been edited for brevity and clarity.
  • This transcript should be read... More

Workforce Solutions Ecosystem

September 24, 2015

  • This report codifies and defines the various parts of the Workforce Solutions Ecosystem. It will be of use to those who operate within this Ecosystem and also those who procure services or products from it.
  • Ecosystems are, by their very nature, constantly evolving and as such this document reviews... More

Global Oil & Gas Directory

September 14, 2015

  • This directory provides full records for over 45 staffing firms that provide staffing services to the Oil & Gas segment. 
  • Some firms provide services in just one market while others supply Oil & Gas workers in up to 50+ countries. 
  • All information was provided directly by the... More