Growth of Contingent Labor in Uncertain Times to Be Discussed at Staffing Industry Executive Forum 2009

Feb 24, 2009, 08:00 ET from Staffing Industry Analysts

Staffing Executives From the U.S. and Abroad Meet to Explore Contingent Workforce Issues

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Staffing Industry Analysts, the premier provider of market intelligence about the contingent workforce, announced today that Mark Shields, expert political analyst From The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer will be the keynote speaker at its

2009 Executive Forum Conference, March 17-19, 2009 in Miami Beach, FL. Shields will discuss the outlook and changing political environment in Washington and its impact on the economy and the labor market

The Staffing Industry Analysts' Executive Forum is expected to attract more than 450 senior level executives from staffing companies in the United States, Canada and Europe. In addition to Shields' keynote address, the event will feature Staffing Industry Analysts' Strategies for Renewing Growth in Uncertain Times, a keynote address from Michael Treacy, a growth expert and author will be discussing Sustaining Growth in Challenging Times.

"Staffing is one of the leading indicators of economic downturns and recoveries. Contingent laborers are often the first to be let go and the first to be rehired. Top executives of this critical space to watch, are gathering for the 18th annual Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum," said Ron Mester, Managing Director of Staffing Industry Analysts. "As we at Staffing Industry Analysts celebrate 20 years in business, we draw on lessons from past economic cycles with our insights for opportunities and bright spots ahead. We designed a program for Executive Forum that addresses the challenges staffing leaders face today."

Attendees of the Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum are the leading executives from the smallest to largest staffing firms. New this year: four tracks to help attendees get the most out of the forum. The tracks are: Local and Regional Firms; Emerging Market Opportunities, Sales Marketing and Recruiting and Surviving/Thriving in a Downturn. Also new, a very important early conference sales event where staffing executives can meet and talk to global staffing buyers from companies such as: Abbott Labs, Accenture, Dell, eBay and Corning.

To register for the conference, visit For more information, contact Staffing Industry Analysts, Member Services, 800.950.9496, or email

About Staffing Industry Analysts

Staffing Industry Analysts is the premier research and analysis firm covering the contingent workforce. Known for its independent and objective insights, the company's proprietary research, data, support tools, publications, and executive conferences provide a competitive edge to decision-makers who supply and buy temporary staffing. In addition to temporary staffing, Staffing Industry Analysts also covers these related staffing service sectors: third-party placement, outplacement, and staffing leasing (PEOs). Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Los Altos, California. For more information, visit

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