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Mandate delay removes catalyst for temporary staffing, says William Blair

William Blair views the White House's delay to 2015 the employer mandate as part of healthcare reform as a negative for temporary staffing companies, particularly Robert Half (RHI) and perhaps TrueBlue (TBI). The firm says investors purchased temporary staffing stocks over the last nine months with the belief the employer mandate would increase demand for temporary staffing services, particularly from small businesses that were close to the 50-employee threshold.