You’ve been hearing about record-low unemployment numbers on the news.

It’s no longer about the talent gap but the talent crisis. In this economy, creating new models of work and placing people in them is challenging to say the least. So, kudos to the 2020 Staffing 100 honorees for taking our industry forward in these turbulent times. We are proud to name so many of the industry’s movers and shakers in this ninth edition of the Staffing 100.

As our workforce solutions ecosystem becomes more interconnected and complex, we are seeing nominations come in from far and wide. The surge in interest in topics like diversity and inclusion, worker rights, compliance and online staffing have led us to consider more people from varied companies as they are now a part of our growing industry.

This year sees seven new faces joining the SI 100 Hall of Fame. Starting this year, we are reevaluating the Hall of Fame criteria — effective for our 10th anniversary Staffing 100 edition and our fifth Hall of Fame class in 2021. We have many exceptional people – new and established – in the industry and we want to make sure we are continuing to do the right thing. Our coverage of Latin America remains – it’s exciting to be able to feature luminaries in this rapidly evolving market that is different from that of the United States.

And back home, after years of steady growth, a number of people have expressed concern about some kind of downturn beginning in 2020. However, their opinions are far from unanimous, writes Mark Feffer in this issue after speaking to a slew of economists and business experts.

Our knowledgeable columnists and writers weigh in with their ideas on how to stay competitive and successful. This issue covers a spectrum of important ideas and how to make them work. We will continue these conversations in March at the Executive Forum, Miami, where I hope to see many of you. Please stop by and say hello.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this issue of Staffing Industry Review as we enter our 25th year of
publication. Thank you for all your support.