For the 10 metros poised to grow the quickest through 2018, we explored our data to identify the fastest-growing occupations inside the temp sector. These numbers come from Analyst, EMSI’s labor market research tool.
The hiring surge in temp help accounts for 15% of all job growth nationally the last four years, even though the industry makes up 2% of the nation’s workforce. But only 30% of temp workers are getting full-time offers during their temporary gigs, per Manpower.
To help workers identify hot temp opportunities, EMSI released a list of occupations that are hiring temporary workers at an accelerated rate.
When judging government plans to create jobs I’m reminded of the old parable about a man and a fish: give a man a fish, he eats for a day; teach him to fish, he eats for life. Seemingly lost on policymakers is the all-important distinction between temporary and permanent jobs.