Finding ‘Hot Pockets’ in Today’s Job Market

While the general unemployment rate may remains relatively high, for professionals and those with a college degree, the unemployment rate is closer to three percent. Employers have increased demand for qualified candidates in certain sectors, including Financial Services, Human Resources, IT and some entry-level positions.

PSG’s President Aaron Green recently shared his thoughts with about what makes some industries and jobs ‘hot.’

Read the full article here.

Economists Predict Hiring to Pick Up in 2013

While hiring for full-time jobs is relatively slow right now, which many say is due to uncertainty in Washington, economists predict the pace of hiring among Boston employers will pick up steam later in 2013. In particular, certain industries will see more demand than others, including construction, professional technology services, IT, and hospitality industries.

In contrast, the temporary staffing market is experiencing record growth. An annual survey and forecast from Staffing Industry Analysts predicts that the use of temporary staffing will hit record numbers in 2013. This year, temporary hires across all industries are expected to reach 106 percent of their historical high and some sectors, such as locum tenens physicians and nurses and IT and engineering/design professionals, will far exceed the average.

PSG’s Aaron Green Talks to NECN about Massachusetts Hiring Forecast

PSG President Aaron Green was a guest on last night’s NECN Business show. Aaron was invited to be interviewed about the release of PSG’s most recent Quarterly Human Resources Survey. He spoke about the Massachusetts employment environment with NECN Business anchor John Daly and highlighted an increase in hiring and recruiting locally. PSG’s quarterly human resources survey details Massachusetts employment trends based on client survey results. In the survey PSG asks clients for their responses to questions about hiring and staffing, salary and compensation, concern over retention and recruiting talent and budgets for HR spending.

To request a copy of PSG’s survey results please contact your PSG representative or call us (at 617-250-1000) or email

Professional Staffing Group Releases Quarterly HR Planning Survey

Each quarter, Professional Staffing Group surveys approximately 100 employers on their HR efforts and outlook. PSG’s July survey of Massachusetts employers shows the following:

  • Planned employee headcounts level off
  • Compensation increases also level off
  • Employers continue to hold the line on expenditures
  • Continued budget increases for training
  • Recruiting becomes more of a concern

Contact Professional Staffing Group if you want more information.