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The Top 10 Fastest-Growing Temp Jobs

talent statisticsEmployers who are hoping to supplement their staffing needs with temporary or contract workers this year may face some competition, as 40 percent of employers plan to do the same.

Thanks to new research compiled by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists (EMSI), those companies now know where they can expect to see the biggest competition for talent. Drawn from EMSI’s extensive labor market database, the following list contains the positions for which companies are hiring at an accelerated rate.

The 10 Fastest-Growing Temporary and Contract Positions:

(See the full list here.)

  1. Team Assemblers (Median hourly wage:  $13.25)
  2. Office Clerks (Median hourly wage:  $13.18)
  3. Customer Service Representatives (Median hourly wage:  $14.90)
  4. Human Resources, Training and Labor Relations Specialists (Median hourly wage:  $26.44)
  5. Registered Nurses (Median hourly wage:  $32.10)
  6. Nursing Aides, Orderlies and Attendants (Median hourly wage:  $11.91)
  7. Home Health Aides (Median hourly wage:  $9.96)
  8. Maintenance and Repair Workers (Median hourly wage:  $16.94)
  9. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (Median hourly wage:  $17.96)
  10. Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers and Weighers (Median hourly wage:  $16.63)

What does this mean for hiring managers and recruiters?

Hiring managers can use this information to gauge how “hot” certain positions are – and what the demand for such talent looks like. They can also use the included average industry going rate for each position to get a pulse on what they need to offer in order to attract these professionals.

Recruiters should use this information to ensure their firms have the resources needed to recruit for these positions, build their talent pipelines, educate clients and work with them to set realistic compensation expectations and position themselves for success. Furthermore, talk to your clients about the value of using temporary workers.

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Mary Lorenz

About Mary Lorenz

Mary is a copywriter for CareerBuilder, specializing in B2B marketing and corporate recruiting best practices and social media. In addition to creating copy for corporate advertising and marketing campaigns, she researches and writes about employee attraction, engagement and retention. Whenever possible, she makes references to pop culture. Sometimes, those references are even relevant. A New Orleans native, Mary now lives in Chicago, right down the street from the best sushi place in the city. It's awesome.


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