Part-time and contract jobs in the past tended to rise during recessions and recede during recoveries. But maybe no longer: Part-time workers have accounted for more than 10 percent of U.S. job growth since the recession officially ended in June 2009.
Employment services in the Indianapolis area say hiring is rising again, but the pace of activity has yet to return even to 2008 levels, and staffing executives don’t expect it to for some time.
Purchase of Multi Staffing Services Inc. in Mobile, Ala., enables Columbus, Ind.-based Elwood Staffing to grow to 45 locations
in 10 states and to more than $200 million in annual revenue. Founded in 1980, the company has 22 offices in Indiana.