The Staff of Life

The Future Of The Staffing Industry

The staffing industry is expected to grow by 43.1 percent over the next 10 years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. You can tap into big growth by specializing. Here are projections for the fastest-growing staffing categories:

  • Systems analysts: 125.9 percent
  • Computer engineers: 65.7 percent
  • Lawyers: 57.9 percent
  • Landscape workers: 50.6 percent
  • Machinists: 65.6 percent
  • Administrative: 46.4 percent

Brain Food

  • American Staffing Association (703-253-2020,
  • Co-Employment: Employer Liability Issues in Third Party Staffing Arrangements (American Staffing Services, 703-253-2020, $100)
  • How To Start A Staffing Service (Entrepreneur Media Inc., $69,
  • provides articles, news and a listings service for staffing agencies.
  • Staffing Industry Resource Guide (Staffing Industry Resources,, $89.50) by Inc. Staffing Industry Analysts

Contact Sources

Creative Assets,,

Intelitech Employment Services, (888) 311-0187,

The Kohlhoff Group,

TechLink Inc., (201) 995-0214,

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This article was originally published in the September 2000 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: The Staff of Life.

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