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July 1, 2009

"America’s staffing companies employed an average of 2.66 million temporary and contract workers per day in 2008, according to the American Staffing Association’s quarterly staffing employment and sales survey". 

I have been in this dynamic industry in Indianapolis for 20 years.  It makes me sound so old when I say that out loud.  The truth is, this crazy business of jobs has kept me young.  I know that may sound strange, but those who have been in this industry for a long time know that you cannot survive without having a pretty good sense of humor and the more you laugh the younger you feel.  We laugh a lot.  There is nothing more fun or more rewarding that being part of that process of making the perfect match.  Placing the right candidate in the job they really want with a client who really needs and appreciates what they have to offer is euphoric.  It does not matter what segment of the industry you are in: accounting, finance, administrative, government, HR or executive recruiting.  You just have to keep coming back for more. 

This is what I want to talk about in this blog.  The past, present and future of our industry, hiring trends and jobs of all kinds.  Where we have been, where we are going and how we are an integral part of the economy.  Not to mention, why so many of us remain tied to this industry for so long and why we are still smiling.