Staffing Employment Up In September – 23,200 Jobs Added
While the recent Bureau of Labor and Statistics Report (BLS) for the month of September shows encouraging growth in the jobs market, there is still a shortage of specialized employees for many of the country’s largest employers.
“September’s employment numbers show an improvement from August and that is great news for those who work with staffing firms,” said DISYS President Maruf Ahmed. “But talent shortages are still a big problem for major employers – one that we’re working to help them solve.”
A recent press release announced DISYS has become an active partner in the TechHire initiative, a program launched in 2015 by the White House that helps non-traditionally trained professionals successfully enter the IT job market. DISYS has also launched the Amplify Program: A game-changing partnership with Capella Learning Solutions and CareerBuilder offering a complete staffing solution that covers sourcing, hiring, onboarding and the training of specialized IT professionals.
Data suggests, nationwide, there are nearly 6 million jobs open and employers seem to be unable to find qualified candidates due to skills gap challenges and talent shortages. Leaders in the staffing industry see this as a huge opportunity for organizations to focus on strategic talent acquisition, talent development, reskilling and lifelong learning.
At the end of 2015, Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS) anticipated this shortfall due to keen observation in the staffing market and listening closely to its top clients. The McLean, Virginia-based firm reorganized its recruitment wing into talent specialties within its top verticals so recruiters could focus on not only finding top talent, but hone in on a candidate’s specific qualifications and specialties.
“Giving our recruiters a special focus gives them the opportunity to learn everything they need to know to find specialized candidates for hard-to-fill positions within the toughest of industries,” Ahmed said. “Those in our talent pool, as well, feel their recruiters understand what they do and have a clearer vision of the intricacies of their skillset.”
DISYS has more than 33 offices worldwide and has seen a higher level of client satisfaction as the candidates selected for interviews are vetted for exact professional experience needed.
In additional BLS news, staffing employment in September 2016 increased 1.9% in comparison to September of last year and over the past 12 months, y/y growth has averaged 2.1% per month.
Total U.S. nonfarm payroll employment increased by 156,000 in September however, due to a decrease in revisions employment gains for the months of July and August showed a decline than previously reported and job gains averaged 192,000 per month over the past three months. This is less than the average of 203,000 for the prior 12 months.
The unemployment rate saw little change and stands at 5.0%, comparatively to the rate of 4.9% in August.
Preliminary August data for search and placement services remained unchanged from July. Search and placement jobs totaled 315,800 in August, 4.6% higher than in the same month last year. Preliminary July employment data for search and placement services decreased 0.1% from June and totaled 315,400 in July, 4.8% higher than in the same month last year.
Note: If you are looking for temporary, contract or permanent placement employees, DISYS has an extensive talent pool of IT/Tech/Finance professionals. Our domestic and international network of offices allows us to respond quickly to even the largest requests, identify resources unknown to other firms, and deliver clockwork deployment. DISYS provides Staffing focused on quickly placing individuals with highly-specific skillsets that perfectly fit your IT needs. The firm also specializes in utilizing a broad network of job seekers and proven recruiting processes to meet your specific staffing needs.