Timothy Landhuis

About Timothy Landhuis

Timothy Landhuis is a senior research manager at Staffing Industry Analysts. He can be reached at tlandhuis (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

More Articles by Timothy Landhuis

1411, 2018

Almost Clear Skies?

By |November 14th, 2018|

A s the US economy powers along, aided by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed at the start of the year, the environment continues to be broadly favorable for most skill segments of the staffing industry. This article examines the findings of SIA’s most recent biannual US Staffing Industry Forecast report for insights on […]

504, 2018

Rising Overtime

By |April 5th, 2018|

As US manufacturing firms have expanded operations and increased their headcount over the past year, it is not surprising that use of overtime hours has also grown, as firms scramble to keep their operations running smoothly around the clock, handle spikes in demand, or fill in for absences or vacancies in their workforce. The uptick […]

2603, 2018

Research Report: Walking the Comp Tightrope

By |March 26th, 2018|

The largest operating expense for staffing companies is the remuneration paid to their staff, as is this case for most professional services firms. Total personnel expense for US staffing firms ranges from 52% to 56% of gross profit dollars, according to recent rounds of Staffing Industry Analysts’ SIBC benchmarking study. Avoiding systemic overpayment is thus […]

2609, 2017

Industrial Staffing in a Time of Candidate Scarcity

By |September 26th, 2017|

Since the great recession, the industrial segment of the US temporary staffing market has nearly doubled in size to reach an estimated $33 billion this year, according to our most recent forecast. After a strong run of expansion, the market declined in 2016 and the projected growth rate for 2017 and 2018 is a modest 2%, […]

2703, 2017

Now, the Uptick

By |March 27th, 2017|

The US manufacturing sector continues to be an important pillar of the US economy, as well as a large buyer of staffing services — to the tune of more than $20 billion dollars each year. This article examines the latest government data to identify growth trends in the sector as a whole, as well as […]

2802, 2017

Speeding Up

By |February 28th, 2017|

The warehousing and distribution industry has been experiencing significant growth in recent years. As shown in the accompanying graph, total employment in the US warehousing and storage industry has been growing at a robust 6.3% year-over-year pace through November 2016 — much faster than the 1.8% growth rate for all US nonfarm jobs — and […]

108, 2016

Research Report: Under Pressure

By |August 1st, 2016|

As the largest vertical in staffing, manufacturing is an attractive market. In this article, we focus on hiring trends and the hiring outlook for the US manufacturing sector as a whole — including some insights by geographic region — by looking at survey data from the Federal Reserve.

Understanding the health of the US manufacturing sector […]

103, 2016

Research Report: Made in the USA

By |March 1st, 2016|

The staffing industry has deep roots in manufacturing, stretching back to the post-WWII period when the industry began to take shape. Today, manufacturing accounts for roughly 40% of staffing revenue in the US industrial staffing skill segment, or $12.2 billion in 2014 by our estimates, and thus remains a core industry vertical for industrial staffing. […]

107, 2015

Research Report: Formula for Success

By |July 1st, 2015|

CEOs of fastest-growing industrial staffing firms reveal their strategies

In today’s ultra-competitive staffing industry, staffing firms that want to flourish need successful strategies and tactics. With demands from clients ever increasing, price competition intense, and rapid changes in technology and legislation swirling, staffing firms cannot expect to succeed by simply hoping to have a lucky year […]

112, 2014

Research Report: What Fuels Staffing’s Growth?

By |December 1st, 2014|

What fuels staffing’s growth, and how to cash in
The US staffing industry is projected to grow 6 percent in 2015, according to Staffing Industry Analysts’ latest forecast, with growth fueled by acceleration in the US economy and secular growth drivers. (A secular trend is an overarching, longer-term trend not dictated by the economic cycle.) This […]