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Staffing agencies having least trouble placing commercial, administrative workers

Posted on October 10th, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

According to a recent hiring trends survey from a large Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based staffing agency, commercial and administrative jobs are hiring at a more rapid pace than other sectors.

The survey, which polled more than 17,000 of the company's current and former clients, revealed that 32 percent of respondents planned new hires in the commercial and light industrial fields, while 28 percent will look to add administrative and office clerical employees.

An additional 32 percent plan to hire in other sectors including healthcare, customer service, food service, general labor and sales.

"Survey results of those who responded indicate that 80 percent of companies plan to hire one to three people across all business sectors during the fourth quarter, a 13 percent increase from the third quarter," said Robert A. Funk, president and CEO of the Midwestern staffing company.

He added that many of these companies are turning to more flexible staff – such as temporary workers or contract workers – to "ease the stress on existing workers."

Some staffing agencies may be more inclined to serve job-hunters who are currently employed, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The news source notes that according to a recent survey from the National Employment Law Project, more than 150 postings on popular job websites stated that applicants "must be currently employed."

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