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Employment Agencies

SIC 7361 | NAICS 561311

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

Business Valuation Resources

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Employment and Recruiting Agencies  View
Employment and Recruiting Agency Franchises  View

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

Sample report is available online.

Staffing Industry Analysts, Inc.
Research & Publications
Research section provides an extensive selection of reports for the employment services sector organized by topic, with topic categories including "Growth, Market Sizes, & Forecast", "Placement, Search, & Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)", "Margins, Pay & Bill Rates, & Fees", and "Operational Metrics & Best Practices". Summary highlights from these reports are available free online, with full access limited to qualified members.

Staffing Services

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, recent news and developments, business challenges, issues, trends, and opportunities, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:

Sample report is available online.

Euromonitor International
Recruitment Agencies in USA
Market research study analyzes key trends and developments for this service sector, with topics covered including industry overview, market trends, competitive landscape, firm demographics, customers and suppliers, and historical and forecast production by service sector (e.g., personnel and executive search, contracting activities). Summary description and detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.

GIA Research
Personnel Services
Global outlook report provides an overview of the personnel services market in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered in this publication including industry and service overview, market trends and issues, regulatory environment, mergers and acquisitions, strategic corporate developments, and regional market perspectives. Summary description is available online with detailed table of contents available upon request.

Koncept Analytics.
Global Recruitment Market Report
Market research report provides an analysis of the market for the recruiting services sector in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered including U.S. market analysis (market value and segments, employees by sector, and market share), market dynamics, competitive landscape, company profiles, and market outlook and forecast. Summary description of the report and a detailed table of contents are available free online.

Plimsoll World
Global Recruitment Consultants

Market analysis provides an overall assessment of the top companies in the recruiting service sector, with information provided for individual companies including four years of financial performance data; analysis of key performance measures; company financial rating which identifies strengths and weaknesses; a list of key personnel, shareholders, and related entities; and a brief description of the company's operations.

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Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Employment Agencies  Search for "561311"

Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail, balance sheets, cash flow analysis, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed financial benchmarking data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

Sample reports are available online.

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Employment Placement Agencies  Search for "561311"
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial ratios for companies in this service sector. Report includes five years of historical data with the most recent year's data broken out by sales and assets size range. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Employment Services
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for occupations in the employment services sector on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.

Employment Services Salary Survey
Annual publication provides compensation data from ERI Assessor®, government, and survey participant databases for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.

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Business Valuation Resources

Mergers and Acquisitions  Search for above title and select content type "Research"
Semi-annual reports track merger and acquisition activity in the employment services industry, with topics covered including number of publicly announced acquisitions, noteworthy acquisitions, most common acquisition targets, M&A activity by staffing sector, and median revenue and EBITDA multiples. Summary highlights from these reports are available free online, with full access limited to qualified members.

Small Business Valuation Multiples
Employment and Temporary Help Agencies

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.

Private Company Sales Transactions
Pratt's Stats® | BIZCOMPS®
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search private company transactions by SIC or NAICS code for comparable business sales transaction data, including revenue, earnings, and EBITDA multiples.

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