Temporary employment has accelerated since the last recession, and new data shows that an upward trajectory will continue throughout 2014.
According to CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), more than 2.9 million U.S. workers were employed in temporary jobs in 2013, jumping 28 percent since 2010 and outpacing the 5 percent growth rate for all jobs.
To help employers identify areas where they can expect the biggest competition for talent, CareerBuilder and EMSI compiled a list of the fastest-growing occupations for temporary employment in 2014.
Below are the middle- to high-wage occupations that are expected to see the greatest percentage increase for temporary job growth in 2014:
|Top Occupations for Growth in Temporary Employment in 2014||Total Temp Jobs 2013||Total Temp Jobs 2014||% Change 2013-2014||Median Earnings/Hour*|
|Human Resources Specialists||61,642||64,049||4%||$26.83|
|Customer Service Representatives||90,215||93,041||3%||$14.70|
|Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks||29,326||30,257||3%||$16.91|
|Maintenance and Repair Workers, General||29,260||30,183||3%||$16.93|
|Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers and Weighers||27,305||28,178||3%||$16.57|
|Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers||23,760||24,527||3%||$18.37|
|Sales Representatives, Services, All Others||22,300||22,984||3%||$24.45|
|Computer User Support Specialists||17,351||17,895||3%||$22.32|
*Median earnings per hour covers anyone working in that occupation whether they are temporary or full-time, permanent staff.Related