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Temporary Jobs to Grow Across Pay Levels Over the Next Three Years, According to New Research from CareerBuilder

CHICAGO, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In an increasingly competitive market for skilled workers, hiring temporary and contract employees can help businesses sidestep talent gaps and remain nimble. New research from CareerBuilder and Emsi shows more companies will be tapping into this labor segment with temporary employment expected to add 173,478 jobs from 2016 to 2018 – an increase of 5.9 percent. The analysis was based on data pulled from more 100 national and state employment resources.

"Today, nearly 3 million people are employed in temporary jobs, and that number will continue to grow at a healthy pace over the next few years as companies strive to keep agile in the midst of changing market needs," said Kyle Braun, President of CareerBuilder's Staffing and Recruiting Group. "Opportunities are opening up in a variety of occupations and pay levels, and this is a trend we're seeing in a wide range of industries and company sizes."

CareerBuilder compiled a list of fast-growing occupations for temporary employment from 2016 to 2018. The following occupations have at least 10,000 jobs available, are expected to grow 6 percent or more, and pay $15 or more per hour*:

Occupation

Temp Jobs (2016)

Temp Jobs (2018)

% Change

(2016 - 2018)

Median Hourly Earnings

Computer Service Representatives

98,574

104,311

6%

$15.27

Administrative Assistants (excluding legal, medical and executive)**

69,627

73,931

6%

$16.22

Human Resources Specialists

67,956

73,094

8%

$28.02

Construction Laborers

46,488

49,226

6%

$16.23

Registered Nurses

42,260

44,885

6%

$33.28

Bookkeeping, Accounting and...


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