Temporary jobs used to be considered a stepping stone for employees looking to rejoin the full-time permanent workforce after a career interruption. But even after the economy has recovered, temp employment continues to grow, and is a trend that’s likely to continue over the next several years.
As the economy began to recover, temporary positions were among the first to see growth, increasing 15 percent between 2009 and 2010 and 57 percent between 2009 and 2014, according to data released by CareerBuilder. Today, almost 3 million people hold temporary positions, a number that’s projected to grow by 3 percent through the remainder of this year, and 13 percent between last year and 2019.
CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. recently conducted a study, combing through data from more than 90 state and national employment resources, to determine the fastest-growing temporary jobs in the United States this year. Topping the list are jobs in the technology industry, such as Computer Systems Analyst, Computer User Support Specialist, and Software Applications Developer. Other top jobs are found in the healthcare industry, such as Registered Nurse and Home Health Aide.
Fastest-Growing Temp Jobs
Source: CareerBuilder & EMSI
“Temporary employment will continue on an upward trajectory as companies look for ways to quickly adapt to market dynamics. Two in five U.S. employers expect to hire temporary or contract workers this year, which opens new doors for workers who want to build relationships with different organizations and explore career options.” ~Eric Gilpin, President of CareerBuilder’s Staffing & Recruiting division