More temps hired in November

    The key indicator of an improving job market is on the rise.

    A key indicator of an improving job market is on the rise.

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    Nationally, the number of temporary workers jumped 52,000 in November.

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    Details of how many temps were hired locally aren’t available. However, one of the regions largest temp agencies, New Jersey-based ACCU Staffing, is anecdotally seeing an improved job market, according to company vice president Ed Damm.

    Damm: The last September, October, November have been very strong for us. We’re seeing that there are a lot of our clients that are actually utilizing our services again.

    Nationwide in November, there were 1.8-million people working in temporary services… that’s still below the more than 2.1-million temp workers on the job in November 2008.

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