CareerBuilder’s 2013 U.S. Midyear Job Forecast predicts a stable hiring environment from July to December, with a boost in temporary jobs compared to last year.
According to the survey, full-time hiring in the second half of 2013 will mirror the previous year, as 44% of employers plan to increase full-time, permanent staff between July and December. 25% plan to hire part-time employees and 31% plan to add temporary or contract workers, both up from 21% in 2012.
“The projected surge in temporary hiring from July to December is evidence of both a growing confidence in the market and a recession-induced hesitation to immediately place more permanent hires on the books. However, the overall pace of permanent hiring is stronger today in various industries and geographies, and will continue on a path of gradual improvement for the remainder of the year.”
—Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder
According to EMSI, the temporary help services industry has approximately 765,000 more jobs in 2013 than it did four years ago. The temp hiring boost accounts for 15% of all job growth nationwide in the past four years, despite the fact that the industry makes up a mere 2% of the workforce.
In certain metropolitan areas, this industry makes up a much higher share of job growth: 65% in Cincinnati, 51% in Milwaukee, 46% in Kansas City, 41% in Philadelphia, and 40% in Chicago.
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