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US Staffing Market to Reach a Record $153.5 Billion

Mountain View, California — April 22, 2019 — Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions has released its latest US Staffing Industry Forecast report. Published twice annually, the US Forecast report provides market size estimates and growth forecasts for the entire industry, as well as for twelve broad occupational segments of temporary staffing, and direct hire and retained search. 

US Revenue Growth ($ Billion), April 2019 Forecast

  2018 2019P 2020P
Temporary Staffing 127.8 132.0 135.6
Place & Search 20.4 21.5 22.2
Total Staffing 148.1 153.5 157.8

We project 3% growth in temporary staffing for 2019, with growth rates varying by occupational segment, including declines in office/clerical and high single-digit growth in some of the professional segments. We project 5% growth for 2019 in place & search, which is comprised of the direct hire and retained search segments.

“2018 was a good year for the US staffing industry, and that momentum appears to be continuing this year,” said Timothy Landhuis, SIA’s Director of Research, North America. “With total US jobs exceeding 150 million and temporary help industry jobs over 3 million, the opportunities are vast for staffing firms with a focused strategy and proficient execution.”

The full US Staffing Industry Forecast: April 2019 Update report is available for SIA Corporate and CWS Council Members. 

About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)

SIA is the Global Advisor on Staffing and Workforce Solutions
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Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.

Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.

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