MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Adecco Staffing US, part of the world's largest recruitment and workforce solutions provider, is pleased to announce the release of its annual Job Market Perspectives white paper following the distribution of 2012's first Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report which indicated a gain of 243,000 jobs, a decreased unemployment of 8.3% for the month of January-- the fifth consecutive month the rate has fallen.
While 2011 started with cautious optimism for job growth and the risk of a double-dip recession, the economy was still able to average an additional 130,000 jobs a month and close out the year with the national unemployment rate at 8.5%. Based on this, 2012 will have to be marked with consistent job growth to continue the economic and labor market recovery.
Adecco's 2012 Job Market Perspectives report examines both the current and future state of the labor market while also exploring how trends in U.S. economic development, as well as the upcoming presidential election, will impact America's workforce.
Topics discussed in the 2012 Job Market Perspectives report include:
- Significant workforce trends of 2011 and 2012 including the unemployment rate, sector growth and the global economic impact on the US workforce
- The role of the labor market on the 2012 presidential election
- Insight into anticipated job trends for 2012 by geography and industry
"As we turn the corner on past economic troubles, we are optimistic about the potential of the job market in 2012," said Joyce Russell, EVP & President of Adecco Staffing US. "At Adecco, our mission is to help people find jobs and offer strategic guidance to both large and small employers, and we hope this report will provide a unique and comprehensive view into today's workforce and economy and how to best leverage these insights in the year to come."
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About Adecco Staffing US
Adecco Staffing US is the nation's leading provider of recruitment and workforce solutions. We are the pre-eminent workforce management partner for Fortune 500 companies and career advisement expert for American workers, serving all of the key industries and professions that drive our economy forward. Adecco has over 900 career centers and, on any given day, connects 70,000 talented workers to the best job opportunities across the country, making us one of America's largest employers. Please visit us at adeccousa.com.
About Adecco Group North America:
Every day we provide our clients with the talent they need, and help solve the business challenges they face today – and will encounter tomorrow. Our clients rely on us for a wide range of workforce solutions including:
- Contingent staffing and direct hire recruitment for large enterprise organizations across all skill sets
- Workforce solutions and consulting including Managed Services Programs (MSP) & Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)
- Career transition and leadership consulting
- Specialty staffing, project solutions and consulting services
About the Adecco Group:
The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world's leading provider of HR solutions. With more than 33,000 FTE employees and 5,600 branches, in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting close to 750,000 associates with well over 100,000 clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, outsourcing, consulting and outplacement. The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company.
Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN).
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