This week’s edition of the SIA | Bullhorn Staffing Indicator revealed that professional staffing hours edged up slightly in the first week of May. Temporary staffing hours worked in the US for the week ending May 6th were down -10% compared to the corresponding week a year ago, while temporary staffing hours completed in commercial occupations (industrial and office/clerical) were down -13%, and temporary staffing hours worked in professional occupations (IT, healthcare, finance, engineering, etc.) were down -3% year-over-year. Week-over-week, temporary staffing hours worked were stable (0.3%), commercial temporary staffing hours were stable (0.0%), and professional temporary staffing hours were up 1.2%.
The Professional Staffing indexed value was 137 for the week ending May 6th, following readings of 136 and 134 in the prior two weeks. The Commercial Staffing indexed value was 80 for the same week, following values of 80 and 79 in the prior two weeks. The US Staffing indexed value, weighted to reflect the US staffing industry mix of professional and commercial jobs, was 96 for the week ending May 6th, following readings of 95 and 95 in the prior two weeks.
Hours worked in the US staffing