AppleOne Survey Signals Employers More Optimistic ab
2010; Temporary Staffing Anticipated to Be First Step in
-- 90 percent of companies say no more workforce reductions expected and 33 percent plan to add staff during year --
January 08, 2010 07:03 AM Eastern Time
LOS ANGELES--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Ninety percent of businesses participating in a survey by staffing company Ap
they have reduced their workforce as much as possible over the past two years and only 10 percent expect to cut more staff this ye
optimistic news, one third of the respondents in the survey say they expect to grow staff in 2010.
“This is an important signal that unemployment has reached its high point and should be trending down in 2010,” according to Janice
CEO of AppleOne. “However, just in time staffing is the strategy many companies will be using in 2010,” she predicts. “Smart com
growth will start with temporary staffing as the first step. Temporary workers are the safest way for employers to handle growth, ma
and still control costs. Companies add fulltime staff as they become more confident that the economy has stabilized and has achieve
upward momentum again.
“Medium-sized businesses, who make up the majority of our respondents, are the backbone of our economy and a center for job c
country. Their more positive outlook is a good indicator that we can expect some cautious job growth in 2010,” adds Howroyd.
AppleOne’s survey tracked responses from 508 of its clients throughout the United States. Expectations for 2010 were better than
according to Howroyd. More than 60 percent of respondents said that they are planning for growth in their businesses in 2010. An
expect their businesses to remain flat. Only 8 percent are planning for further contraction and just 2 percent are looking for significan
The recession made a significant impact on companies in 2009 with more than half (62.8 percent) of those responding to the Apple
reporting that they had downsized during the year. Surprisingly, 17 percent said