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Temporary workers to find more opportunities in second half of 2014

Posted on August 13th, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

One sign that the U.S. economy is slowly rounding back into form after the Great Recession is that hiring has picked up. Those who have been out of work for an extended period of time are beginning to find that job opportunities are once again opening up. This is good news for job seekers, especially those interested in conducting assignments that are temporary in nature.

A recent jobs forecast conducted by CareerBuilder revealed that in the last six months of 2014, companies will began to enlist the help of temporary workers more than they did in the first half of the year. Of the organizations participating in CareerBuilder's research, 33 percent stated they had plans to utilize supplemental staffing help. This represents a slight increase from the 31 percent of companies polled in 2013 that stated they had plans to use temps within their businesses.

The sector that plans to use more temporary help than any other is information technology. An article from Staffing Industry Analysts, citing a study conducted by TEKsystems, stated that 37 percent of IT decision-makers stated they had increased the use of temporary workers, while 54 percent reported the use of supplemental staff to be flat.

Both sets of data should be encouraging for companies placing contractors in temporary assignments. Not only does this mean more revenue generation on an hourly basis, but it also increases the chances that conversion payouts will be made for those workers looking to be brought on in full-time roles.

"The results of this year's survey are indicative of a more assured employer population compared to 2013 when companies were, to some extent, irresolute when it came to adding permanent staff," said Matt Ferguson, CareerBuilder's CEO in a recent press release.

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