Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
In the years prior to the global financial crisis, the Temporary Staff Services industry had benefited from an outsourcing trend, a strong economy with low unemployment, and a strong appetite for labour from the mining sector amid booming commodities prices. While the industry still expanded in 2008-09, it was in 2009-10 that the industry suffered due to rising unemployment and weaker demand for new temporary labour positions during the year. A large proportion of major companies, which are the main users of the industry's services, either reduced staffing numbers or maintained headcount by transferring staff to part-time positions. This resulted in reduced demand for the industry's services in 2009-10... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of establishments in the industry is broadly in line with the spread of population and economic activity. New South Wales and Victoria dominate due to their large size and the fact that many major companies are headquartered in Sydney and Melbourne. The major markets for temporary staff are concentrated in New South Wales and Victoria, which contributes to the states' dominance.
A relatively strong concentration of firms in Queensland and Western Australia reflects the prominence of mining activity in these states. Demand from the mining sector in Queensland and Western Australia has been a key driver of Temporary Staff Services industry growth through the mining boom... purchase to read more