Employers love Temp Workers in 2014, and Other Workforce Headlines for the Week of April 7

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Weekly Roundup: This Week in Workforce Intelligence This week… Leveling the Field: How Many Job Orders are Driven through VMS? (via The Staffing Stream) How many jobs are driven through vendor management systems, on average? Bullhorn says that their survey revealed that it depends on the size of the firm. Small firms (1-10 people) average 19 percent through their VMS, while large firms (75 people or more) actually find that only 8 percent of their jobs were driven through a VMS. Employers are Loving Temp Workers Right Now (via Politix) According to a recent article from the Wall Street Journal, more than one-in-ten new jobs created in today’s job market are temp jobs – and that number has been steady since 2009. This past month alone, the economy added 28,500 temporary-help services jobs, which represents roughly 15 percent of the job gain in March. Temporary jobs have risen almost 10 percent in the past year alone, which is by far the greatest increase across all categories that are tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in their monthly reports. Private Sector Jobs Finally Back to 2008 Peak, but… (via CNN Money) The U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs for the month of March; however, the unemployment rate remained at 6.7 percent for the third month in a row. Many of these job gains were in the private sector. Most of the jobs added were in temporary employment, while government jobs remained flat. Now that our market is back to pre-crisis levels, many are wondering whether or not this means true recovery. Some are convinced, but others remain skeptical. According to some labor economists, the economy still needs to add five million jobs to get back to healthy, pre-recession levels and account for the growing population. That’s it for this week. Be sure to bookmark the Beeline blog to stay informed about the industry trends and findings. We hope everyone has a great weekend!

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