Semper Finds Mixed Indicators in Its Latest Industry Insight Survey

• The greatest competitive threat to printers is seen as technology (48%), far exceeding supply costs (24%) and labor costs (19%).

• Print buyers place the greatest pricing pressure on offset printing (55%) and digital printing costs (20%), where there is clearly a lot of excess capacity, it is the largest component of job cost, and where print providers fight for market share.

• While referrals (31%) and online searches (25%) seem to be the most popular ways to find employees, there was a jump in reliance on flex hiring (16%). In uncertain times ‘try before you hire’ still makes a lot of sense.

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About Semper International
Semper International is a temporary help placement firm founded and staffed by professionals who were raised and trained in the printing and graphic arts industry, and who understand the innate needs and demands of the profession. Semper has a thorough understanding of all the positions, equipment, and software essential to the business, which assures a perfect employee-employer match.

To provide career growth, Semper offers Semper University, an online training program for its employees to help prepare conventional printing professionals for upcoming changes in the industry. Realizing how the Internet is revolutionizing the industry, Semper also works with the most talented web designers, graphic designers, desktop publishers and production managers.

Semper has offices in Boston (HQ), Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Minneapolis and Wayne NJ. Direct Hire services for sales and management positions are conducted throughout the country.

Source: Company press release.

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