June numbers indicate increased growth in staffing industry

July 9, 2015

Temporary employment continues to trend upwards by an addition of more than 20,000 jobs, according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) in their June report.

labor statsThe report, released last week says seasonally adjusted staffing employment is up 0.7 percent from May to June and 5.7 percent from June 2014.

“What we are seeing is a broad-based recovery in all sectors of the workforce,” said Keith Anderson, Managing Director of DISYS Atlanta office. “While the technology sector gets the most press for their job growth, this recovery is hitting all areas – from retail to finance and of course, technology.”

Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS), an IT and Professional Services consulting firm based in McLean Virginia, has offices worldwide that are, on a daily basis, putting people back to work with companies who can utilize their highly-specialized skills and services.

Nonseasonally adjusted BLS data, which estimates the actual number of jobs in the economy, indicated temporary help employment increased 1.1 percent from May to June and year-to-year, there were 5.6 percent more staffing employees in June than in the same month last year, according to the American Staffing Association.

“Companies, large and small are diligently hiring through staffing firms for temporary and permanent employees not only to keep up with their current demand but to augment the necessary changes that have to be made to keep a company growing,” Anderson said.

Richard Wahlquist, president and CEO of the American Staffing Association agrees but cautions there are still some hurdles to overcome. “Although the June jobs report was mostly positive, economic and employment indicators remain mixed and businesses continue to cautiously increase the size of their permanent and flexible workforces,” he said.

The BLS report also says total US nonfarm payroll employment rose by 223,000 jobs in June and the incorporation of revisions for April and May caused a less-than-average job gains over the prior 12 months. Job gains for the last 3 months are at 221,000.

“While the gains may seem small and incremental, we are seeing transformational movement in the staffing industry,” Anderson said. “And the need for the kind of talent we can generate is making a huge difference in how people conduct and grow their businesses.”

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 IT Staffing focused on quickly placing individuals with highly-specific skillsets that perfectly fit your IT needs. The firm also specializes in Business and Professional Staffing.