In a recent CareerBuilder and Harris Poll study, 42% of employers reported that they plan to hire temporary or contract workers in 2014, up from 40% last year. Of these employers, 43% plan to transition some temporary employees into full-time, permanent staff.
“Coming off of a hard-hitting recession, companies want more flexibility in their workforce to quickly ramp up and ramp down their businesses as needed. Temporary workers provide that flexibility,” said Eric Gilpin, president of CareerBuilder’s staffing and recruiting group. “Temporary employment is growing across industries and metros, and providing great opportunities for workers to test-drive different work experiences and network with employers.”
The MSAs that employed at least 20,000 temporary workers in 2013 and are projected to have the greatest percentage increase for temporary job growth in 2014 are:
TOP LOCALES FOR GROWTH IN TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT IN 2014
- GRAND RAPIDS, MI
- INDIANAPOLIS, IN
- RIVERSIDE-SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.
- PORTLAND, OR
- LOS ANGELES