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Increase in temporary jobs in the next five years

Posted on April 3rd, 2015 Read time: 1 minutes

Recent data released by CareerBuilder states that the number of temporary jobs is going to grow 13 percent by 2019. This hiring trend follows previous years, as during the recession, temporary jobs grew 15 percent from 2009 to 2010, and 57 percent from 2009 to 2014.

At the beginning of the year, CareerBuilder collected data that indicates 46 percent of companies plan to hire temporary or contract workers in the coming year.

"Temporary employment will continue on an upward trajectory as companies look for ways to quickly adapt to market dynamics," said Eric Gilpin, president of CareerBuilder's Staffing & Recruiting and Healthcare divisions. "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."

This bodes well for the temporary and contract-to-hire employment markets, as well as potential employees. According to the study, the top areas for growth in jobs that pay less than $15 an hour are: home health aides, gaming dealers and child care workers. For the jobs that pay at least $15 an hour, computer systems analysts, accountants and auditors, and management analysts are all projected to see the most growth in temporary jobs.

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