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Office and clerical staffing bill rates increased in first quarter

Posted on June 21st, 2013 Read time: 1 minutes

In the first quarter of 2013, office and clerical staffing bill rates increased by 3.1 percent year-over-year, according to Staffing Industry Analysts. This growth is strong compared to inflation; the consumer price index grew only 1.7 percent in the same period. These results imply that there is great demand for temporary workers in the clerical and office fields.

As the economy improves, many businesses wish to add staff. Contract workers are a smart choice for organizations still cautious about their ability to retain hires in the long term. These workers can be hired on a permanent basis if they give satisfactory performance. As the Affordable Care Act is about to go into effect, many businesses prefer to outsource employee benefits management to avoid confusing regulations, which is possible with staffing firms.

The increase in bill rates for temporary workers in the office and clerical fields reflects both of these factors. It also demonstrates a growing preference among enterprises to hire contingent staff. This can be the best choice for many companies, and staffing firms like Innovative Employee Solutions are well equipped to handle the demand.

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