AT A GLANCE

  • Recruiters feel that companies benefit from hiring batches of temp workers to complete tasks requiring low-skill manpower
  • In the design industry, companies are outsourcing design and copy work to skilled freelancers
  • The number of temp workers employed by staffing firms in the U.S. is 4.3% higher compared with Q3 of 2011

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Recruiters seem to feel that it might be beneficial to companies to hire batches of temporary workers to complete tasks requiring low-skill manpower, instead of employing a permanent pool of low-wage, low-skill employees.  An example of this can be seen in the design industry, where rather than static creative departments, companies are outsourcing design and copy work to skilled freelancers. 

Apart from a few constraints, contingent workers serve a major portion of demand, which is flexibility in availability with minimal commitment for other benefits.

“The number of temporary and contract workers employed by U.S. staffing firms on an average business day was 4.3% higher compared with the third quarter of 2011. This is the 11th consecutive quarter of year-to-year staffing industry job growth since the recession ended mid-2009.” ~American Staffing Association

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