Welcome back to the 4th edition of the dotStaff Digest, the place for you to find all the latest news, trends and happenings in the staffing industry! This week in staffing…

Alexandra Levit of the New York Times communicates why the independent workforce is on the rise and how even traditional corporate employees can shape themselves into model contingent workers.

Mary Lorenz of CareerBuilder discusses the mutual benefits of veteran hiring initiatives and stresses the importance of organizations reaching out to discover how veterans can make their processes and workforce much better and more efficient.

Subadhara Sriram of Staffing Industry Analysts introduces why it’s such a good time to be in staffing. The size of the total staffing industry this year alone is almost $130 billion, with a 10 percent growth rate.

Justin James of Tech Republic expresses that even though the IT job market is usually a seller’s market, there are 10 IT jobs in particular that are especially difficult for organizations to fill.

Parija Kavilanz of CNNMoney articulates how U.S. factories are creating many new jobs, but owners are hard pressed to find skilled American workers to fill them. Now that manufacturing is coming back, the talent is not readily available to fill positions.

Please look for more in staffing industry news in next week’s edition of the dotStaff Digest.