Why Staffing?

The staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry makes a vital contribution to the U.S. economy, and provides outstanding job and career opportunities for 16 million employees per year. Click on the tabs below to see the facts and statistics for staffing companies and employees.

Benefits for Employers

According to the American Staffing Association, more than 90% of companies in the U.S. use staffing firms. Staffing agencies play a critical role in helping companies find talent. Unlike corporate recruiters, our Placement Specialists have access to jobs at multiple companies covering a wide spectrum of industries and positions.

Staffing clients turn to staffing companies to achieve workforce flexibility and access to talent. In the U.S., there are about 25,000 staffing and recruiting companies, which altogether operate around 49,000 offices. Approximately 56% of companies and 76% of offices are in the temporary and contract staffing sector of the industry. Staffing companies offer a wide range of employment-related services, predominantly Temporary and contract staffing Recruiting and permanent placement Outsourcing and outplacement Human resource consulting.

Benefits for Applicants

Our clients hire us to find them the right candidates and do the leg work for them. These businesses chose us because they trust and have confidence in us. Because of this good relationship, we can successfully advocate for you and get you in front of the right person at that business, something that you may not have been able to do on your own. We are in direct communication with the right people that are making the hiring decisions!

Around three million temporary and contract employees work for America’s staffing companies during an average week. During the course of a year, America’s staffing companies hire 16 million temporary and contract employees. Most staffing employees (73%) work full time, comparable to the overall workforce (74%). Six in 10 staffing employees (64%) work in the industry to fill in the gap between jobs or to help them land a job. One in five (20%) cite schedule flexibility as a reason for choosing temporary/contract work. Staffing employees work in virtually all occupations in all sectors: 36% Industrial 24% Office–Clerical and Administrative 21% Professional–Managerial 11% Engineering, Information Technology, and Scientific 8% Health Care