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Employment Agencies

SIC 7361 | NAICS 561311

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Employment & Recruiting Agencies  (view report)
Healthcare Staff Recruitment Agencies  (view report)

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

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

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 and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

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.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Employment Agencies  Search for "561311"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

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.

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