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Top 20 Cities for Temporary Job Growth

CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. recently released a list of 20 metropolitan areas with greatest projected growth in temporary jobs through 2014. According to the study, Raleigh-Cary, N.C. is projected to have the most growth, with an estimated 1,303 temporary jobs to be added in the next two years, representing an increase of 13 percent.

The regions of Orlando-Kissimee-Sanford, Fla. and Indianapolis-Carmel, Ind. follow in second place and third place, respectively, each with an estimated 11 percent growth. Riverside-San Bernadino-Ontario, Calif. is projected to have 9 percent growth, as is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsoboro, Ore.-Wash. area, which rounds out the top five.The rest of the list follows in the graph below:

Metropolitan Statistical Area Name 2012 Jobs Jobs Projected To Be Added (2012-14) %Change
Raleigh-Cary, NC 10,266 1,303 13%
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 20,955 2,352 11%
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 27,533 3,120 11%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 35,620 3,067 9%
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 19,103 1,728 9%
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 30,435 2,398 8%
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 25,522 1,821 7%
Kansas City, MO-KS 17,040 1,222 7%
Pittsburgh, PA 16,368 1,197 7%
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 11,031 731 7%
Columbus, OH 21,483 1,449 7%
Jacksonville, FL 15,247 872 6%
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 20,659 1,155 6%
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 117,390 6,956 6%
Salt Lake City, UT 10,654 647 6%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 61,026 3,529 6%
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 46,482 2,058 4%
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 18,960 849 4%
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 54,889 2,289 4%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 45,901 3,161 4%

The Importance of Understanding Growth Areas

No matter your role in the recruiting and talent acquisition industry, it’s important to stay aware of these trends. Understanding where you can expect the most growth enables you to streamline your recruiting strategy and create a more focused talent acquisition strategy. For instance, the above list indicates the areas in which clients will need to increase staffing; therefore, these are the markets in which you should focus on and look for opportunities to over the next few years.

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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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