As we start to head into the 2nd half of 2016, there are a number of industries that are expecting an uptick in staffing levels for certain job positions. As a leader in the staffing franchise industry, the team at AtWork is working with our franchisees to help prepare for expectations in staffing levels for the remainder of 2016.
With information showing that U.S. employers are indicating stable hiring plans for the next quarter and while seasonal variables can factor into the equation, indications are that the labor market will continue to show promise for growth in the next few months. Which areas are particular poised for growth?
Industry Sectors: The industry sectors that are the most poised for growth through the end of 2016 include Leisure & Hospitality, Wholesale & Retail Trade, Transportation & Utilities, and Professional & Business Services, with other industries showing smaller indications of growth.
Geographical: U.S. employers in the Midwest, Northeast and South anticipate a slight decrease in hiring, while employers in the West expect hiring to remain relatively stable. Compared to one year ago at this time, the Outlook is relatively stable in the Northeast and the West, and declines slightly in the Midwest and South.
Seasonal Work: For those companies that are looking for staffing opportunities, the late season push for seasonal work in retail and entertainment sectors will continue to offer potential for growth as we move into the last months of 2016. With new challenges coming to the workplace in regards to overtime pay, businesses will need to pay particular attention to new rules and regulations regarding minimum wage and overtime pay to ensure that their budgets for seasonal work take these factors into place.
Medical: As the United States population continues to age, the ongoing demand for healthcare recruitment and health staffing will continue to be an important area for staffing franchises. As the number of health related positions that are available continue to rise, having a partner that can assist you with healthcare recruitment and staffing will be critically important to fulfill these important positions.
Market factors continue to indicate the need in a number of industries for staffing and personnel assistance to fill a number of key positions as we move towards the end of 2016. If you are interested in seeing how the staffing professionals at The AtWork Group can help fill your most desired positions, please contact us today to see how we can assist you. If you are interested in owning your own staffing franchise, contact AtWork Franchise today to learn more about staffing franchise opportunities that can offer you an outstanding and rewarding career.