We have a very strong position on this," says NATSS spokesperson Bruce Steinberg.
NATSS likes to say that the industry offers workers a "bridge to full-time employment.
A 1995 NATSS survey of former temps found that 64 percent of the ex-temps had found full-time jobs.
Workers who "take responsibility for their careers" by "developing a portfolio of skills in demand by business organizations," an NATSS brochure explains, can "ensure themselves of the continuing ability to make a living.
In a NATSS survey, 35 percent of temps said they had received one to five hours of training from the temp agency in the past year; 30 percent said they had received over 20 hours of training.
Figure 1 shows total employment in the personnel supply industry and its principal components: employment agencies (SIC 7361) as tracked by the BLS, and temporary help supply firms as tracked by the BLS until 1989 and NATSS thereafter.
While little information is publicly available on temporary firm markup rates, NATSS reports that total temporary supply firm receipts are approximately 50 percent more than their total payroll, suggesting that the average markup is approximately 50 percent.
In a 1993 NATSS survey, more than one-third of temporary workers reported being offered full-time employment by a firm for which they had worked on assignment.
NATSS reports that in 1993, 29 percent of the temporary work force received more than 20 hours of training from their temporary help company.
Liguori, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Olsten Corporation, today received the staffing services industry's highest honor -- the National Association of Temporary and Staffing Services' Leadership Hall of Fame Award -- in a ceremony at the NATSS 30th Annual Convention and Exposition in Orlando, Florida.
This dynamic leader has made untold contributions to our industry over the years," said Sam Sacco, NATSS Executive Vice President.
In the second quarter of 1996, NATSS reported that average daily industry employment stood at approximately 2.