20.9% Increase In Demand For Temporary Workers

Labor Forecast Predicts Increase in Demand

In 2010 Fourth Quarter

– – Industry Consulting Firm G. Palmer & Associates’ Quarterly Forecast

Assists in Previewing Near-Term Hiring Patterns – –

Newport Beach, Calif., October 18, 2010 — Demand for temporary workers in the United States is expected to increase 20.9% on a seasonally adjusted basis for the 2010 fourth quarter when compared with the same period in 2009, according to the Palmer Forecast™, released today.

The Palmer Forecast™ indicated a 20.3% increase in temporary help for the just-ended 2010 third quarter, which actually came in higher than anticipated, at a 21.6% increase, reflecting stronger than expected GDP growth, along with slightly larger gains in labor productivity.

Following recent trends