American Staffing Association report states that temporary hiring is on the rise
Despite the recent American Staffing Association report which stated that temporary hiring among employers is on the rise and hit it's highest point in over 29 months this September, the nationwide unemployment rate is still proving to be a sluggish weight around the recovery's neck, demonstrating that many employers are still hesitant to take permanent new hires on board during this period of uncertain consumer demand and an arduous recovery for the nation's jobless.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that many employers, in the face of months of reports indicating a recovery is underway, are reluctant to hire for new job openings in fear consumer demand and other factors won't match up. Adopting a wait-and-see stance, many are instead relying on existing employees working harder and increasing productivity.
One jobseeker, quoted in the Journal, stated that it was as if the companies were "fishing". Putting out feelers for the perfect candidate, and being exceedingly picky in the process.
As an agency on the forefront of the New York job market, GoodTemps observes similar trends also. Our client employers are proving to be very discerning when reviewing candidates - the truly unique and multi-talented shine through. Maybe they're looking for that purple squirrel.