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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Employment Placement Agencies

Overview: the U.S. Employment Placement Agencies Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Employment Placement Agencies: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Employment Placement Agencies industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Permanent (Direct Employee) Placement Services

Independent Contractor Placement Services

Temporary Staffing Services

Temporary Staffing - Office/Clerical And Administrative Support Staff

Temporary Staffing - Industrial/Trades Staff

Temporary Staffing - Health Care Staff

Temporary Staffing - Information Technology (It) Staff

Management And Coordination Of Temporary Help (Program Management At Client's Location)

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Employment Placement Agencies company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Employment Placement Agencies industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Employment Placement Agencies measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 2%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 21%
Information and Record Clerks 5%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 7%
Office Clerks, General 5%
Office Clerks, General 5%
Production Occupations 22%
Assemblers and Fabricators 9%
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators 8%
Team Assemblers 6%
Other Production Occupations 9%
Miscellaneous Production Workers 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 22%
Material Moving Workers 21%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 18%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 14%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment Placement Agencies Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Innovation News

  • Repucare trademarks "REPUCARE" - providing case management services - 07/19/2016
  • TLC Nursing Associates trademarks "THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR CARE." - In-home support services to senior persons - 06/22/2016
  • Stone Resource trademarks "STONE RESOURCE GROUP TECHNOLOGY. SOLUTIONS. EXCELLENCE." - Information technology consulting services - 05/10/2016

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Stone Resource

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Side-Hustles In Lakewood And Nearby: Part-Time And Temp Jobs - Snelling Staffing Services of Denver is looking for a Part-Time Human Resources ... Earn up to $25/hour, $50 ... Part-Time Stock Associate Job ID 2018-3157 # of Openings 1 Job Location US-CO-Centennial Job Type Regular Location : Address 2253 East ... (01/11/2018)
    • Massachusetts staffing firm operator sentenced to prison for tax crimes, insurance fraud - Souleang Kane — who operated a series of temporary employment agencies under the names Expert Staffing, Affordable Staffing and M&K Temp Inc. — was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release and to pay restitution. Kane in October pleaded ... (01/10/2018)
    • MPI lines up Tees Valley recruitment drive - It is also expecting to extend its current services to SMEs and start-ups through ... capitalise on this strong growth and create further job opportunities that will strengthen our workforce. This recruitment will also help us to continue to provide ... (01/10/2018)
    • World Employment Screening Services Market Business Outlook to 2025 - Accurate Background, Insperity, GoodHire, AuthBridge, First Advantage - Also, employment screening services help in saving organizations’ time in the long-run by clarifying the responsibilities to ensure the recruitment of appropriate candidate in the right way resulting in increased efficiency and work quality, thereby ... (01/10/2018)
    • Recruitment Agency Increases Email Engagement to 750% Above Industry Average - An email marketing solution adopted by innovative recruitment agency Boston Link has shown increased click ... email service to enable the automation of multiple RSS feeds. Each job category on their website has its own RSS feed which is mapped using ... (01/10/2018)
    • Brexit is driving a recruitment slump in the UK as the world enjoys a hiring boom - Demand for recruitment services in the UK is dropping sharply as much of the world enjoys a white-collar jobs boom. Recruitment firm PageGroup said it had a record 2017 globally but saw gross profit in the UK shrink by 3.8%. UK hiring slowed at big ... (01/10/2018)
    • 7 Hospitality Job Opportunities To Check Out In New York City - The Front Office Manager is responsible for ensuring the operation of the Guest Services, Concierge and Uniformed ... For more details and to apply, see the job listing here. The National Staffing Office-Statue Of Liberty National Monument is currently ... (01/10/2018)
    • Staffing agency owner sentenced to prison for tax fraud - A Providence woman who ran temporary employment agencies was sentenced to two years in federal prison, after she admitted to failing to report $4.3 million in wages in Massachusetts, the US Attorney’s office said. Souleang Kane, 48, was also ordered to ... (01/10/2018)
    • Employment agency owner gets 2 years' prison for tax scheme - BOSTON (AP) — An employment agency owner has been sentenced to spend ... Rhode Island, ran several temporary staffing agencies that supplied agricultural workers in Massachusetts. It says she withheld federal taxes from the workers, but she never ... (01/10/2018)
    • Student Teacher Placement: Preparing for the Interview from the Start - A year before they will enter their student teaching placement, we meet with teacher candidates to help them prepare for their student teaching placement interview. The Office of Teacher Education Services and ... and a full time job interview. (01/10/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $13,292,497 on Employment Placement Agencies. It has awarded 167 contracts to 34 companies, with an average value of $390,956 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Employment Placement Agencies to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Permanent (Direct Employee) Placement Services
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Employment Placement AgenciesOpportunity/Threat
    Temp Agencies & Staffing Services Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Permanent (Direct Employee) Placement Services are less than those from Employment Placement Agencies. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Permanent (Direct Employee) Placement Services sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Permanent (Direct Employee) Placement Services Product Sales Report

    Temporary Staffing Services
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Employment Placement AgenciesOpportunity/Threat
    Temp Agencies & Staffing Services
    Custom Computer Programming & Software Development Services Competing industry
    Computer Systems Design Services Competing industry
    Professional Employer Organizations (PEO) Competing industry
    Computer Facilities Management Services Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Temporary Staffing Services are less than those from Employment Placement Agencies. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Temporary Staffing Services sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Temporary Staffing Services Product Sales Report

    Temporary Staffing - Information Technology (It)
    Temporary Staffing - Information Technology (It) Product Sales Report

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Maid registries, Referral agencies or services, employment, Employment agencies, theatrical, Registries, teacher, Model registries, Employment referral agencies or services, Ship crew registries, Casting bureaus, motion picture or video, radio or television, Teacher registries, Theatrical employment agencies, Casting agencies, Ship crew employment agencies, Casting agencies (i.e., motion picture, video), Placement agencies or services, State operated employment job services offices, Nurse registries, Television employment agencies, Employment placement agencies or services, Employment registries, Chauffeur registries, Babysitting bureaus (i.e., registries), Casting bureaus (e.g., etc.

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