Temp Employment May Grow Approximately 13% in the Next Five Years

By hire-up-staffing in Industry Resources
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There is an expected growth in temporary employment over the next five years – at least 3% (75,384 jobs) from 2014 to 2015, and then as much as 13% (354,877 jobs) from 2014 to 2019. These statistics were reported from data collected by the Economic Modeling Specialists Intl (EMSI) and CareerBuilder.
The analysis shows that the staffing industry already grew 15% from 2009 to 2010, and as much as 57% from 2009 to 2014. There are currently almost 3 million people who are in temp jobs today. Eric Gilpin, President of CareerBuilder’s Divisions for both Staffing & Recruiting and Healthcare, says this will be the theme in the coming years.
“Temporary employment will continue on an upward trajectory as companies look for ways to quickly adapt to market dynamics,” said Gilpin. “Two in five U.S. employers expect to hire temporary or contract workers this year, which opens new doors for workers who want to build relationships with different organizations and explore career options.”
CareerBuilder then compiled a list of occupations in temp employment that may be considered as fast-growing from 2014 to 2019, as well as a list of metros that have the greatest concentration of such jobs at the moment.
Among the jobs that pay less than $15 in an hour (in median hourly earnings), the following are the top five:
Occupation
Temp Jobs (2014)
Temp Jobs (2019)
% Change (2014 – 2019)
Median Hourly Earnings
Home Health Aides
17,822
20,420
15%
$10.12
Gaming Dealers
1,524
1,744
14%
$9.22
Childcare Workers
3,166
3,618
14%
$9.81
Cooks, Restaurant
2,978
3,396
14%
$10.73
Substitute Teachers
29,061
33,099
14%
$13.00
Among occupations that pay $15 or more per hour (in median hourly earnings), the top five hot areas for temp employment are:
Occupation
Temp Jobs (2014)
Temp Jobs (2019)
% Change (2014 – 2019)
Median Hourly Earnings
Computer Systems Analysts
11,802
14,024
19%
$39.15
Accountants and Auditors
11,130
12,654
14%
$31.40
Management Analysts
10,923
12,418
14%
$38.49
Computer User Support Specialists
19,597
22,276
14%
$22.68
Software Developers, Applications
11,698
13,292
14%
$44.95
There are also twenty metro areas which have a concentration of temp jobs that are significantly greater than the 2% national average in 2014. Major manufacturing cities top the list of the top 10 metros that have the highest percentage of temp jobs in relation to overall employment.
Metro
Total Workforce 2014
Temp Workforce 2014
% Share of Temp Jobs
Memphis, TN-MS-AR
610,952
30,816
5.0%
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
523,078
24,739
4.7%
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
984,359
38,530
3.9%
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
4,413,345
150,809
3.4%
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN
884,210
30,134
3.4%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
2,431,278
77,080
3.2%
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
620,763
19,304
3.1%
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
3,288,169
99,325
3.0%
Columbus, OH
990,849
29,908
3.0%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
841,991
24,299
2.9%
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