Staffing firms benefit during economic recovery periods because they make the workforce more flexible, according to a recent Omaha World-Herald article. Their workers are among the first cut during a slump and the first hired during growth.
The medical staffing industry in particular has seen increased growth, with the sector expected to grow 9 percent this year, according to Staffing Industry Analysts.
“Temporary staffing experiences outstanding growth in the earliest phases of a growing economy, even before unemployment rates begin to improve, and is considered a leading indicator of future employment levels,” Omaha, Neb.-based Medical Solutions CEO Scott Anderson says in the article. “This growth cycle persists all the way through peak employment levels.”
Medical Solutions plans to hire 30 to 40 new employees in the next 12 to 18 months.
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