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Employment Agencies – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 7361  |  NAICS 561311

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

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Employment & Recruiting Agencies  (view report)
Office Staffing & Temporary Help Agencies  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

World Employment Confederation
Economic Report

https://www.weceurope.org/

Annual publication provides insights into the market size of the private employment services industry in terms of revenue and number of placements on a global and regional basis, with services covered including temporary work agencies, direct recruitment agencies, managed services providers, career management firms, and recruitment process outsourcing providers. Reports are available free online.


National Association of Personnel Services
NAPS Benchmarking Survey
https://www.naps360.org/

Annual NAPS benchmarking survey allows users to compare their company's business performance with other similar companies, with operational and financial data submitted by participating members expressed as median numbers to better reflect where most companies fall within a category. Survey results are available to NAPS members only; contact association for more information on the survey.


Freedonia Group
Employment Services
https://www.freedoniagroup.com/

Freedonia Focus research report analyzes the U.S. market for this service sector, with data provided in the report including historical and forecast revenues by service type (e.g., temporary help services, employment placement agencies, professional employer organizations) and industry leaders profiled including Allegis Group Inc., Adecco SA, and Randstad NV. Table of contents is available free online.


GIA Research
Employment Services
https://www.strategyr.com/

Comprehensive report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for these services in the U.S. and other countries, with data provided for the U.S. including historical and forecast annual sales volume by service segment (e.g., permanent recruitment, search, and placement, temporary staffing/agency work, managed service provider (MSP), other services). Table of contents can be viewed free online.


The Business Research Company
Employment Services
https://www.thebusinessresearchcompany.com/

Market research report analyzes the market for this service sector on a global basis, with information provided including market size and forecast by type (e.g., permanent placement agencies, executive search firms, temporary help agencies, professional employer organizations), vertical focus (e.g., IT, medical, banking/financial, engineering), mode (e.g., online, offline), and region (e.g., North America).


Global Info Research
Employment Agencies
https://www.globalinforesearch.com/

Comprehensive study provides a detailed analysis of this service sector, with data provided including market size and forecasts by platform type (e.g., comprehensive, industry, local, service), application (e.g., job seeker, small to mid-size enterprises, larger enterprise), world region (e.g., North America), and country (e.g., United States, Canada, Mexico). Detailed table of contents is available free online.


BizMiner
Employment Agencies Market Analysis
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "561311"

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.


More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios


BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
Employment Agencies
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "561311"
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

IBISWorld
Employment & Recruiting Agencies
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue for firms that are primarily engaged in recruiting, selecting, and referring candidates to clients to fill vacant job positions on a permanent or indeterminate basis, with services involved including job applicant testing, interviewing, reference checking, evaluating, and counseling.



Compensation and Salary Surveys


PayScale, Inc.
Employment Services
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as executive director, operations manager, recruiter, recruitment or placement specialists, vocational counselor, career counselor, case manager, and career specialist/workforce trainers, with employers for which salary or hourly wage rate data is provided including Randstad Holding NV and Adecco SA.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Employment Services
https://www.bls.gov/oes/

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for job titles employed by companies that are primarily engaged in recruiting, selecting, and referring candidates to clients to fill vacant job positions on a permanent or indeterminate basis, with services involved including job applicant testing, interviewing, reference checking, evaluating, and counseling.



Business Valuation Resources


BVMarketData
www.bvresources.com
Private company sales transaction data for over 800 industries.



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