Study: More Employers Plan to Rev Up Temp Hiring
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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
  • SEATTLE-TACOMA
  • ORLANDO
  • RIVERSIDE-SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.
  • MEMPHIS
  • DETROIT
  • PORTLAND, OR
  • CHICAGO
  • LOS ANGELES
  • DALLAS
  • ATLANTA

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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