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Who Buys Source

According to a CareerBuilder survey of just over 3,000 full-time, private-sector employees representing a cross-section of industries, 21% of the respondents said they planned to change jobs in 2014, up from 17% in a similar 2013 survey.

CareerBuilder, 2014

Profiling adults 18+ who searched online employment websites in the past 30 days:

GfK MRI, 2013

Of those adults 18+ who consulted online employment websites in the last 30 days, 52.4% were women and 47.6% were men.

GfK MRI, 2013

Adults 18+ who accessed online employment websites in the past 30 days, by age group: 18-24, 25.5%; 25-34, 26.9%; 35-44, 19.4%; 45-54, 17.5%; 55-64, 9.2%; 65+, 1.5%.

GfK MRI, 2013

Adults 18+ who searched an online employment website in the last 30 days, by income bracket: $100,000+, 24.2%; $75-99,999, 12.4%; $60-74,999, 10.7%; $50-59,999, 8.4%; $40-49,999, 8.8%; $30-39,999, 9.9%; $20-29,999, 10.7%; under $20,000, 14.9%.

GfK MRI, 2013

Adults 18+ who consulted an online employment website in the previous 30 days, by race: White, 67.9%; Black, 17.1%; Other, 15.0%; Hispanic origin, 13.5%.

GfK MRI, 2013

Adults 18+ who searched online employment websites in the past 30 days, by region: Northeast, 19.0%; Midwest, 21.1%; South, 35.2%; West, 24.7%.

GfK MRI, 2013

Adults 18+ who checked online employment websites in the last 30 days, by marital status: Single, 45.5%; married, 40.4%; separated/widowed/divorced, 14.1%.

GfK MRI, 2013

When They Buy Source

Share of revenues generated by the staffing industry, by quarter (3-year average, 2012-2013): First Quarter, 23.8%; Second Quarter, 25.0%; Third Quarter, 25.4%; Fourth Quarter, 25.8%. 

American Staffing Association, 2014

Of those individuals age 16+ who were unemployed as of June 2014, the average number of weeks they had been without a job was 31.4.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014

Research by the American Staffing Association concludes that while specific jobs may last from a few hours to several years, the best estimates for the average tenure of temporary and contract employees range from 3-4 months.

American Staffing Association, 2014

Why They Buy Source

According to a survey by the American Staffing Association, 67% of staffing employees say choice of assignments was an important factor in their job decision, while 33% of staffing employees say they work for a staffing company because they like the diversity and challenge of different jobs. Twenty-three percent have little or no interest in a permanent job -- they prefer the alternative arrangement over traditional employment.

American Staffing Association, 2014

According to a survey by CareerBuilder, factors that make workers more likely to change jobs (more than one answer possible): General dissatisfaction with the job, 58%; dissatisfaction with advancement opportunities at current company, 45%; dissatisfaction with their work/life balance, 39%; feel they are underemployed, 39%; job-related stress, 39%; poor opinion of their boss's performance, 37%; feel they were overlooked for a promotion, 36%; didn't receive a raise in the last year, 28%.

CareerBuilder, 2014

How They Buy Source

Based on a survey of some 2,200 hiring managers and HR professionals, conducted by CareerBuilder, 73% of employers indicated they planned to increase compensation for existing employees in 2014, while 49% expected to offer higher starting salaries for new hires. Most increases were predicted to be 3% or less.

CareerBuilder, 2014

Based on research by the American Staffing Association, the average temporary or contract employee earns around $12 an hour. Most staffing companies provide health insurance as well as vacation and holiday pay, and many offer retirement plans.

American Staffing Association, 2014

A 2014 survey conducted by CareerBuilder showed that 43% of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates, up from 39% in 2013 and 36% in 2012.

CareerBuilder, 2014

What They Buy Source

According to research by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupational fields expected to grow the fastest by percentage from 2012 to 2022: Industrial-organizational psychologists, 53%; Personal care aides, 49%; Home health aides, 48%; Insulation workers, mechanical, 47%; Interpreters and translators, 46%; Diagnostic medical sonographers, 46%; Helpers -- brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters, 43%; Occupational therapy assistants, 43%; Genetic counselors, 41%; Physical therapist assistants, 41%.  

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014

Based on research by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupations projected to add the most new jobs between 2012 and 2022: 1. Personal care aides; 2. Registered nurses; 3. Retail salespersons; 4. Home health aides; 5. Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food; 6. Nursing assistants; 7. Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical and executive; 8. Customer service representatives; 9. Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners; 10. Construction laborers.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014

According to a survey of approximately 2,200 hiring managers and human resource professionals, conducted by CareerBuilder, the top 10 areas for full-time, permanent job recruitment in 2014 will be: Sales, 30%; Information Technology, 29%; Customer Service, 25%; Production, 24%; Administrative, 22%; Engineering, 17%; Marketing, 17%; Business Development, 17%; Accounting/Finance, 15%; Research/Development, 13%; Human Resources, 10%.

CareerBuilder, 2014

Based on research by The Conference Board, occupational categories generating the highest number of online help-wanted ads in the U.S. during the month of June 2014 were: 1) Computer and Math; 2) Management; 3) Business and Financial; 4) Healthcare Practitioners and Technical; and 5) Sales and Related.

The Conference Board, 2014

A 2014 study by CareerBuilder found that the Information Technology business has the largest percentage of employers who expect their workers to job-hop. Rounding out the top five industries in which workers frequently change jobs are: 2) Leisure & Hospitality; 3) Transportation; 4) Retail; 5) Manufacturing.

CareerBuilder, 2014

Where They Buy Source

Adecco is the largest employment agency in the world, serving more than 100,000 clients from about 5,500 offices worldwide. Randstad Holding is the second largest temporary and staffing employment agency, with around 4,200 owned and franchised offices in more than 40 countries. Manpower is the world's third largest staffing company, with some 3,500 offices in 80 countries. Korn/Ferry International ranks as the world's largest executive recruitment firm, with 75 offices in 35 countries.

Hoover's, 2014

According to research by The Conference Board, among the 20 largest U.S. metro areas, online labor demand was up in 18 of them during June of 2014. The largest gains were seen in the New York metro area in the Northeast, Chicago in the Midwest, Dallas in the South and Los Angeles in the West.

The Conference Board, 2014

According to a study by ManpowerGroup, among employers in the 100 largest metro areas, the strongest job prospects for third quarter 2014 were expected in Grand Rapids (MI), Charleston (SC), Dallas (TX), Minneapolis (MN), Raleigh (NC), Rochester (NY) and Boise (ID).

Manpower Inc., 2014

Among the largest metro areas in the U.S., cities with the highest rates of unemployment as of May 2014: Fresno (CA), 10.5%; Riverside/San Bernardino/Ontario (CA), 8.0%; Detroit (MI), 8.0%; Las Vegas (NV), 7.9%;  Memphis (TN), 7.5%; Atlanta (GA), 7.3%; Los Angeles/Long Beach (CA), 7.2%; Chicago, 7.2%; Louisville (KY), 7.0%; El Paso (TX), 7.0%.

 

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014

Among the largest U.S. metro areas, cities with the lowest unemployement rates as of May 2014: Salt Lake City (UT), 3.2%; Minneapolis/St. Paul (MN), 4.0%; Austin (TX), 4.1%; Honolulu (HI), 4.1%; Columbus (OH), 4.4%; Oklahoma City (OK), 4.4%; Boston (MA), 4.7%; San Antonio (TX), 4.7%; Dallas/Fort Worth (TX), 5.0%; Houston (TX), 5.0%; San Francisco (CA), 5.0%; Washington (DC), 5.0%.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014

As of May 2014, states with the highest levels of unemployment: Rhode Island, 8.2%; Nevada, 7.9%; Mississippi, 7.7%; Kentucky, 7.7%; California, 7.6%; Michigan, 7.5%; Illinois, 7.5%; District of Columbia, 7.5%; Georgia, 7.2%; Oregon, 6.9%; Connecticut, 6.9%.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014

As of May 2014, states with the lowest levels of unemployment: North Dakota, 2.6%; Vermont, 3.3%; Nebraska, 3.6%; Utah, 3.6%; South Dakota, 3.8%; Wyoming, 3.8%; Hawaii, 4.4%; Iowa, 4.4%; New Hampshire, 4.4%; Minnesota, 4.6%; Montana, 4.6%; Oklahoma, 4.6%.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014

A study by CareerBuilder projected the top metro areas for growth in temporary jobs for 2014, in terms of percentage gain from the prior year: 1. Grand Rapids (MI); 2. Indianapolis (IN); 3. Seattle/Tacoma (WA); 4. Orlando (FL); 5. Riverside/San Bernardino (CA); 6. Memphis (TN); 7. Detroit (MI); 8. Portland (OR); 9. Chicago (IL); 10. Los Angeles (CA); 11. Dallas (TX); 12. Atlanta (GA). 

CareerBuilder, 2014

Business Trends Source

As of June 2014, the unemployment rate in the U.S. stood at 6.1%, down from 7.5% in June of 2013.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014

Revenues generated by the staffing industry totaled approximately $122.3 billion in 2013. Of that total, $109.2 billion came from temporary and contract staffing, while the remaining $13.1 billion was attributed to search and permanent placement services.

American Staffing Association, 2014

According to a survey of more than 18,000 U.S. employers by ManpowerGroup, 22% anticipated an increase in staff levels during the third quarter of 2014, while 71% expected no change in their hiring plans, and the other 3% were undecided about their staffing intentions. Overall, Manpower's third quarter 2014 net employment outlook was its strongest since the second quarter of 2008.

Manpower Inc., 2014

According to a survey of approximately 2,200 hiring managers and HR professionals, conducted by CareerBuilder, 24% of employers planned to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2014, while 13% expected to decrease their number of workers in 2014. Fifty-four percent of employers anticipated no change in their staff levels, while 10% were unsure.

CareerBuilder, 2014

According to the American Staffing Association, temporary staffing firms employed an average of 2.96 million temporary and contract workers per week in the first quarter of 2014, up 3.2% from the same period in 2013.

 

American Staffing Association, 2014

Based on a survey of some 2,200 hiring managers and HR professionals, conducted by CareerBuilder, 17% of employers planned to recruit part-time employees during 2014, while 42% said they expected to hire contract or temporary workers in 2014.

CareerBuilder, 2014

According to The Conference Board, between June 2013 and June 2014, online advertised job vacancies for professional jobs dropped by almost 80,000, while service/production jobs gained a total of 170,000 vacancies.

The Conference Board, 2014

According to a 2014 survey of some 2,200 hiring managers and HR professionals, conducted by CareerBuilder, 51% of the respondents said they currently had positions for which they couldn't find qualified candidates. Forty-six percent noted that these positions typically go unfilled for three months or longer.  

CareerBuilder, 2014

A 2014 survey of approximately 2,200 hiring managers and HR professionals, conducted by CareerBuilder, asked the participants to list some of their top staffing challenges: Retaining top talent, 32%; lifting employee morale, 31%; providing competitive compensation, 27%; worker burnout, 26%; maintaining productivity levels, 25%; managing organizational changes, 20%; employee engagement, 17%; providing upward mobility, 17%; providing enough training opportunities for employees, 15%.

CareerBuilder, 2014

A 2014 survey by CareerBuilder revealed that 51% of employers who research candidates on social media said they had found content that caused them to not hire the candidate, up from 43% in 2013 and 34% in 2012. 

CareerBuilder, 2014

Misc Source

Based on a 2014 CareerBuilder survey, 55% of employers said they have hired a job-hopper, and 32% said they have come to expect workers to job-hop.

CareerBuilder, 2014