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,â€ 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.â€
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