Workplace Culture

CareerBuilder: Expect More Temps on the Job

By Staffing Analysts

Jul. 5, 2012

More employers plan to hire contract or temporary employees in the next six months than in the same period last year, according to a survey by CareerBuilder. It found that 21 percent planned to hire more contract workers or temps, up from 12 percent during the second half off 2011.

Employers also plan to hire more permanent, full-time employees, the survey found. Forty-four percent of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent staff in the second half of this year, up from 35 percent in the second half of last year.

“The rate of job creation has been slower than what we would have expected at this point in the recovery, but the market is stable,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of Chicago-based CareerBuilder.

“Two years ago, the hiring activity in the U.S. was driven primarily by large employers recruiting in metropolitan areas for a handful of industries or job functions,” Ferguson said. “Today, we see job listings in all industries, market sizes and company sizes. The outlook for the remainder of the year is better than 2011, but it will follow the same pattern of steady progress rather than a surge in job growth.”

The survey also found that workers are feeling a bit better about their job prospects. Twenty-seven percent of workers said they are likely to leave their current job in the next 12 months, up slightly from 26 percent who said the same last year.

This survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder among 2,298 hiring managers and human resource professionals and 3,892 U.S. workers between May 14 and June 14.

Filed by Staffing Industry Analysts, a sister company of Workforce Management. To comment, email

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