AT A GLANCE

  • At the start of 2013, we expect that temp workers wages will be on the relatively high side, dropping slightly at the end of Q1
  • 46% of hiring managers and recruiters expect additional hiring in first half of 2013 as compared to second half of 2012
  • Low-wage industries like retail and hospitality are preparing for large increases in costs, with 46% saying they expect costs to increase by a minimum of 3%

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January 01, 2013

DCR National Temp Wage Index - January 2013

DCR National Temp Wage Index

During the start of the year, we expect to find temporary worker wages on the relatively higher side, which could drop slightly towards the end of the first quarter.

Forty-six percent of hiring managers and recruiters expect additional hiring during the first half of 2013 as compared to the second half of 2012.  Meanwhile, 44 percent of hiring managers and recruiters say that current economic conditions are having no substantial impact on their hiring plans.

Low-wage industries like retail and hospitality are known to employ a high number of part-time workers and are preparing for the largest increase in costs, with 46 percent saying they’re expecting costs to increase by a minimum of 3%. The health care industry is in a similar situation, with 40 percent expecting that same increase in costs.

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