This week’s SIA | Bullhorn Staffing Indicator findings reveal that temporary staffing hours worked for the week ending September 9th decreased -10% compared to the same week a year ago. Hours completed in commercial occupations (industrial and office/clerical) were down -10% year-over-year, while professional temporary staffing hours were down -9%. On a week-over-week sequential basis, temporary staffing hours worked were down -5.0% due to the Labor Day Holiday related business closures, with commercial temporary staffing hours down -4.6% and professional temporary staffing hours down -6.2%.

Our latest US Staffing Industry Forecast report, published on September 12th, further dives into the market dynamics for each skill segment of staffing. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest that the employment in the temporary help services industry remains similar to its 2019 levels and has gradually declined from its pandemic era highs. This implies increased competitive pressures but offers large opportunities for those staffing firms with a competitive advantage.

The SIA | Bullhorn Staffing Indicator provides a unique insight into near real-time weekly trends in the volume of temporary staffing delivered by US staffing firms. The data for the Indicator is weighted and