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What to expect from the jobs market in 2014

Posted on January 8th, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

According to Bob Funk of Oklahoma-based Express Employment Professionals, 2014 could be the year of the temp. He says fears about the economic troubles of the country, dysfunction in Washington and with the added complexity of the Affordable Care Act will likely affect hiring trends, according to Tulsa World. It will be safer for companies in the future to employ HR outsourcing services to hire their workers rather than add more to their plate than they might want.

"Driven by business uncertainty and changing labor trends, the percentage of temporary workers will break the record of 2.03 percent, previously set in April 2000, and could reasonably reach 3 percent to 5 percent," Funk says.

The tech sector will likely have a strong job market in 2014, according to a new survey from Dice.com. 73 percent of the companies surveyed were planning to hire more workers, and 24 percent indicated they planned on hiring substantially more people. In November of 2013, 75 percent of those surveyed indicated they did not think it likely they would begin layoffs in 2014, while this number was only 65 percent earlier in the year in March.

"The New Year should be 'all systems go' for tech professionals on the career front," said Shravan Goli, President of Dice.

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