The nature of the staffing industry has changed, growing beyond just staffing to include contingent workers managed under Statements of Work (SOW), independent contractors and more.
The BLS released the September Employment Situation Summary last week without much good news. A total of 142,000 new jobs were reported, far below economists' expectations of 190,000. The number of new jobs for July and August were revised down as well, by 12,000 and 37,000 respectively. While the number of new jobs was lower than expected and the revisions were negative, the unemployment rate remained steady at 5.1%.
Each month, we share the biggest news and industry trends. Check out what happened in September below!
The flexible workforce has been booming for the past several years and is showing no signs of slowing down. According to Randstad Sourceright's 2015 Top Talent Trends report, 69 percent of employers said they will need a higher percentage of contingent workers than what is utilized today to remain competitive. As this sector has grown, the importance of a VMS to successfully manage flexible labor has become apparent.
We are excited to announce that members of our EMEA team are tackling another tough challenge for charity, the Shooting Star Chase Tri-Tournament.